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Pale Blue Dot Carl Sagan Cookies with Bea Doheny, founder of Astronobeads

My friend Bea, founder of Astronobeads, was visiting San Diego this summer, so we had to make a batch of my Pale Blue Dot Cookies in honor of Carl Sagan. I love meeting more and more people who share the love of the cosmos! This recipe will be in my upcoming book: The Gluten Free Nerd Cookbook :) Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Always remember to cherish the pale blue dot, and keep looking up!

Carl Sagan is one of my favorite scientists! I get to meet lots of kids when I attend gluten free, allergy friendly, and Celiac Disease events. My goal is always make them feel like they can do anything regardless of their dietary restrictions. I also like to remind them that we are all made of stardust, they are the universe, and to always keep looking up. It means the world to me when I meet parents at expos and conferences who tell me their kids are gluten free nerds too. I love inspiring kids in any way I can to be more excited about space and science!

Below you will find my Pale Blue Dot Cookie Recipe.

Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of organic cane sugar

2.5 cups of all purpose gluten free flour

1/2 cup of room temperature butter

1 organic egg

1/4 a cup of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum

Baking Directions:

Mix the butter and sugar together on medium speed in a large bowl.

Next, add in the egg, milk, vanilla, and salt.

Lastly, add in the flour and xanthan gum. I like to cover my dough and refrigerate it for an hour.

Make sure to set aside some extra flour for rolling out your sugar cookies and cutting them into specific shapes.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

I usually bake these cookies for about 15 minutes.

Icing Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoons milk

Icing Directions:

Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk into a bowl until the mixtures starts to thicken.

Add food coloring of your choice, I like using the brand Color Garden because it’s gluten free and allergy friendly.

Once the sugar cookies have cooled, then you’ll be ready to spoon blue icing over the tops and add sugar sprinkles.

I hope you enjoy these cookies, and always remember to keep looking up!

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