Blast Into Outer Space With Your Grandkids: Moon Rock Cookies and Astronaut’s Fuel

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Are you tired of the same old same old snack time routine with the grandchildren? If you’re looking to spice things up a bit and have a little fun (and allow those grandkids to feel more involved), shoot for the stars and cement yourself as the coolest grandma in the galaxy with this cosmic recipe!

Moon Rock Cookies are cookies made with a combination of ingredients that give them a crumbly, rocky texture, reminiscent of the surface of the moon!

To make Moon Rock Cookies, you can use a basic cookie dough recipe and add in a variety of mix-ins, such as chopped nuts, crushed cookies, chocolate chips, and small marshmallows or cereal pieces. The mixture of textures will give the cookies an irregular, bumpy appearance, making them look like moon rocks.

Bake the cookies as per the recipe’s instructions and let them cool. You can also dust them with powdered sugar to mimic a layer of moon dust. Moon Rock Cookies are a fun and interactive baking activity for grandmas and their grandkids to enjoy together, as they can experiment with different mix-ins and textures to create their own unique “moon rocks.” Also, different food colorings can be used to give an even more “out of this world” look!

Green moon rock cookies
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You’re going to be thirsty after making and eating all of these cookies. So what would I suggest as a drink for our new little astronauts?

To complement the Moon Rock Cookies, you can create a fun and unique beverage called “Astronaut’s Fuel.” This drink combines a blend of fruit juices, sparkling water, and fresh fruit to create a refreshing, colorful, and bubbly beverage.


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 1 cup ice
  • Fresh fruit (such as strawberries, blueberries, and orange slices) for garnish


  1. In a large pitcher, combine orange juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.
  2. Gently stir in the sparkling water to maintain the fizz.
  3. Add ice to the pitcher, or serve the beverage over ice in individual glasses.
  4. Garnish each glass with a mix of fresh fruit, either skewered on a cocktail stick or placed directly into the drink.

This Astronaut’s Fuel beverage is not only refreshing and delicious but also visually appealing, making it a perfect match for the Moon Rock Cookies. Enjoy this cosmic combination with your grandkids for a fun and memorable experience!

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