Thursday, May 27, 2010

Star Wars Cookies

Yesterday morning the Big Brown Truck of Joy dropped these off on my porch


I was putting the dough in the fridge to chill as they arrived.

An hour later I assembled my stuff


I’m not Martha so elaborate icing is out. Colored sugar sprinkles are in.

I’ve got a couple suggestions for people using these cutters. There are many nooks & crannies in the images. It took me 3 trays of cut outs to get it sorted. The dough kept getting stuck in the indentations & the cookie would cling to the cutter.

1. Roll the dough out to a quarter of an inch thick. Get a ruler to check it. This is important for making the impressions properly.

2. Dust the cutters with flour or powdered sugar before cutting & pressing the cookies. Dust the dough too.

3. Press FIRMLY on the plunger, especially if the dough is very chilled.

4. You want the dough to be really chilled.

5. Roll it out between waxed paper right out of the mixing bowl and put on a metal cookie tray in the fridge to chill. Keep the dough on the bottom waxed paper on the cold cookie sheet while cutting the cookies to keep the stickiness down.


A deep impression is easier to decorate. See how the green sugar rolled right into the grooves?


A lack of brown or black colored sugar makes Darth decor a bit of a problem. Brown sprinkles just are not the same.

The Yoda cookies were the easiest to press out and the hardest to get off the cookie tray after baking. The Boba Fett ones were the hardest to press out.

The boys were thrilled.


chizb said...

wow your boys will love them they look fab x

SciFi Dad said...

Those are 100% pure undistilled awesome.

Ruth said...

Wow, those biscuits are above and beyond the call of motherhood! No wonder your boys were thrilled.

helena said...

oh wow - love that they exist, love how you used the sprinkles

Deb said...

Oh, I'm sure your boys loved these cookies. I've never had good luck with that type of cookie cutter! The dough always sticks inside. I love the way the green sugar looks on the Yoda cookie. :o)

Kim W said...

I really have to get these. We have a Williams Sonoma at the mall; I have to get them. My daughter is having a graduation party with the Star Wars theme. She has the Star Wars cook book, and we are making Wookie Cookies and Yoda punch (or something like that!) My daughter adores Star Wars.

LizzieMade said...

They look just great! Such fun... I hope you sampled a couple as well.

Creative Junkie said...

Nate would so love these! He's not into cookies or sweets at all (I know, I know - there's something really wrong with him) but the shapes alone would make him eat these!

More is More Mom said...

The big brown truck is my favorite because it always brings presents! Your Star Wars cookies are darling and look delicious. I hope you had a great big, cold glass of milk!

Carrie said...

How fun! And yum!