Geode Cookies

by Erin

Ever thought a geode looks like naturally made hard candy or large sprinkles? Well how about a cookie version with plenty of sprinkles to resemble those beautiful gem stones?

Geode Cookies 2

Today my nephew Griffin turned 5! He had a gem and bead themed party yesterday for which I mailed off these geode cookies. These were a bit of a labor in the recipe development department as I went through several mishaps along the way, but in the end the last few mishaps actually were good as they made the geodes looks more realistic instead of perfect rounds. The only thing I would change is to put more sprinkles on top to make them look really crystalline. You could also easily change up the colors, or make multiple colors.

Geode Cookies 3

I also sent some cake batter puppy chow for the party. It’s kind of stone-like…? Ah whatever, it is delicious and I’m sure no kid could turn it down. I wish I could have been there, for the party but we are already going there for Christmas and I can only afford so many flights, especially with a mortgage now! Obviously not complaining about owning a house, because we love it oh so much, just the reality of life! Despite my wanderlust and inability to turn down invitations, we are trying to spend more time at home to actually enjoy this structure in which we now live. Hopefully there will be lots of porch hang outs in our future!

Geode Cookies 1

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Makes 4 dozen


1-1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

2 eggs

2 Tbsp milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

Purple gel food coloring

Black gel food coloring

Purple sprinkles

1/2 cup black/chocolate sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and milk and beat until just incorporated. Add remaining ingredients (except the food coloring) and mix until the dough is well incorporated.
  2. Divide dough in half. Add purple food coloring to one half until you have reached your desired intensity. Divide remaining white dough in half again, leaving one part white and dying the other black.
  3. On a clean, floured surface, roll out the black cookie dough into a 6×12-inch rectangle. Roll out the white cookie dough into the same size, place on top of the black dough, and lightly roll to adhere them together. Next, roll out the purple dough into the same size (it will be thicker). Spread 3 tablespoons of purple sprinkles over the dough leaving an inch border, press to adhere to the dough, and roll up into a log.
  4. Place on top of the stacked black and white dough, and roll up around the purple dough, encasing it and squeezing lightly to adhere the dough together into a large log. Roll log in black sprinkles, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  6. Remove chilled cookie dough from wrapper and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet, sprinkle center with additional purple sprinkles, and bake for 10 minutes or until they begin to brown. Remove from the oven and cool 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Source: Heavily adapted from Kara’s Party Ideas and Pop Sugar.

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Debbie W December 17, 2023 - 8:13 pm

So happy to have found such a cool cookie. My gem and mineral club wants us to bring in a food representing, so this will be a big hit! Thanks!

Erin December 18, 2023 - 8:47 am

What a fun idea!

Jordan Ankerman July 2, 2019 - 7:56 pm

These are FREAKIN GORGEOUS! I’m obsessed and now I want to throw a geode party….. :)

spiffycookie July 2, 2019 - 8:12 pm

Thank you Jordan! Totally a legit idea

Camilla at Culinary Adventures July 1, 2019 - 4:09 pm

These are adorable! I am going to try my hand at a version for #BacktoSchoolTreats…with a shout out and link to this post. Thanks for the inspiration, Erin!!

spiffycookie July 1, 2019 - 5:09 pm

Oh goodness I am honored to be inspiration to you! Cannot wait to see your version.

Susan July 1, 2019 - 8:47 am

No cookies for this one, but they sure look great! Purple is definitely the right color. Aren’t all geodes purple inside??……???? (I know they’re not, but purple is always the best.) Yes, they take some work, but they are very creative. I don’t know that anyone else would think of making cookies like these.

spiffycookie July 1, 2019 - 10:13 am

Purple is definitely the best!


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