Sugar Cookie Science Project

My son, the Musician, is taking biology this year in school.  His teacher assigned the class to form groups and then make edible cells.  Some of the groups are making cakes, some are making pizzas.  The Musician’s group chose to make a giant cookie and elected him to actually make it.  Someone else is doing the paper and  another student is doing a poster.

I took a picture of it before it baked.

Sugar Cookie Science Project

I was concerned that some of his cell features might melt into each other and I wanted a picture to show his teacher.  However, the finished product turned out just fine.

 Sugar Cookie Science Project
He poked toothpicks into the various parts and attached little pieces of paper labeling them.  He used this recipe.
Sugar Cookie Science Project
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-3½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Add egg, milk, lemon extract and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into round shapes.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar and bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. (Makes about 5 dozen cookies if baking normally. )


8 thoughts on “Sugar Cookie Science Project

  1. >How neat! My DS is studying biology, too, and he would like this project. I like how the raised "bumps" (sorry to get so technical LOL) browned so they stand out. Looks great!

  2. >Wonderful idea! I love the nucleolus – that is what the peppermint piece is, right? (Maybe WE need the labels! lol)

  3. do you have any idea if it would matter if I put food coloring in the different parts? Or would just put different candies and frostings?

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