What you need:
For the cookie dough:
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1-1/2 cups peanut butter (Allergen note: Nut-free butters, such as sunflower seed butter, can be used instead.)
- 1-1/2 cups honey
- 3 cups dried milk
- 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 large bowl
- 1 spoon or spatula
- Dry measuring cups
- 1 tray or storage container (not pictured)
- 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 small bowl
What to do:
- Measure out all of the ingredients and dump them into the large bowl.
- Mix ingredients very well with a spoon. When the ingredients get too stiff to mix with a spoon, you can continue mixing and kneading the dough with your hands!
Tip: If you wet your hands, it will be easier to work with the dough.
- Next, use your hands to shape the dough into small round balls or moons. You can also shape the dough into crescent moons!
- Pour powdered sugar into the small bowl. Roll each moon in the powdered sugar.
- They're now ready to eat! Store leftover cookies in a covered storage container in the refrigerator.
Note: This recipe makes about five dozen moons.
We would like to thank the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri, for sharing this recipe for delicious Moon Cookies!
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Fun Moon Facts:
- Scientists think the moon formed when a Mars-sized object crashed into Earth.
- When the moon formed, it was much closer to Earth. It must have looked giant in the sky!
- The moon is getting about 1-1/2 inch farther away from Earth every year.
- The moon is bright because it reflects sunlight.
- There is no air on the moon. The Apollo astronauts had to bring their own!
- The moon's gravity is only about 1/6 as strong as Earth's. When Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the moon in 1971, it probably landed over two miles away!