Chocolate Chip Cookie Constellations

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This chocolate chip cookie recipe includes templates for baking night sky constellations of the season right on top! Two templates are included, one for 9pm mid-April, and one for 10pm mid-July. Learners can help place the chips in order to learn about the relative positions of the constellations. Although no background information is given, there is an opportunity to discuss how the star positions change with seasons. A printed version in Spanish is available, but it's not free online.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (one 12-oz.package) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Stars and Galaxies
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
      • Seasons

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking
  • Nature and Environment


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Chippindale, Suzanne

Source Collection

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide


  • All rights reserved, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2001