I don't know about you, but I've got multiple cookie exchange parties lined up in the coming weeks. If you're on the same page and need a clever idea or two, the NotSoHumblePie cooking blog has several great science-themed cookies, sure to make geeks, dorks and nerds smile.
Petri dish cookies are pictured above, but there's also:
- Chocolate Atoms
- Gel Electrophoresis Squares
- An Almost-Complete Periodic Table
- Lab Mice (which I think would be great with little cinnamon candies for eyes)
- Gingerbread Scientists
Heavens, they're tasty! And educational!
(Aha! Pharyngula is apparently the reason half my friend list was emailing me about these today.)
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.