Who’s excited for the latest Star Wars movie to come out? We’re already talking about a marathon of the first 6 films in anticipation! In anticipation for the fun, these cute Star Wars sugar cookies can be a welcome treat! Or, make a batch for your viewing party or Star Wars themed birthday party!
Star Wars Yoda Cookies
- 5 C flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- Spider cookie cutter, stretched out
Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
Add all 4 eggs at one time, continue to mix.
Add the vanilla, continue mixing.
Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Make the dough into a ball. Wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours, or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter, as needed. Be careful not to overdo it on the flour or the cookies will become stiff.
Roll the dough out on the cutting board and cut out your cookie shapes. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a metal spatula to move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked. Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
Royal Icing Ingredients:
- 2 egg whites
- 1 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- Green, black, and brown gel food coloring
Combine all ingredients (except your food coloring) in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
Divide the icing 4 bowls, as follows. You’ll add as much food coloring as needed to get your desired color, and stir until the color is even throughout.
- Bowl 1: 4 tablespoons icing and black gel food coloring.
- Bowl 2: 4 tablespoons icing and brown gel food coloring.
- Bowl 3: 4 tablespoons icing, leave the frosting white.
- Bowl 4: The remaining icing and green gel food coloring.
This 4-pack of Halloween gel food coloring is a great place to start as it has the key colors you need for these cookies!
Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
Frosting the Yoda Cookies:
Outline each of the Yoda cookies in green. Squeeze the majority of the icing into a bowl, add 1 tsp of water and mix to thin out the frosting. Then fill the cookies with your now thinner green icing.
Leave a small amount of the icing in the frosting bag for later use on the cookies.
After outlining and filling in the cookies allow them to dry for 30 seconds before adding the details.
On these cookies the details are hand drawn following an outline or picture. Follow our example to add the details to the cookies.
Begin at the top of Yoda’s head drawing on the details, next add the inner ears, on to the outline of the eyes in green then to the nose. (Fill in the eyes when the other details on the face are done).
Lastly outline the mouth. Allow 30 seconds for this to dry before adding the colors for the eyes.
For Yoda’s eyes, start by filling in the outline of the eyes in white, then add a brown dot topping the brown dot with a smaller black dot. Allow the cookies to dry for 5-10 hours.
We’ll be sharing Star Wars lightsaber cookies next!! I can’t wait to show off how cute those turned out, too! Check back in 3 weeks for those.