“Those. Are. AWESOME!” That’s the review from the rascals when they saw the finished Star Wars Christmas Cookies.
Kids can help but these Star Wars Christmas Cookies definitely require a mom or dad on hand in the kitchen.
What you need to make Star Wars Christmas Cookies
- Star Wars Cookie Cutters
- Watkins Natural Food Coloring (made with vegetable juices and spices) or Wilton Gel Colors
- Cookie icing in a piping bag (chocolate)
- Baking pans (I love these from Nordic Ware)
- Parchment sheets
- Batch of sugar cookie dough (It’s hard to go wrong with Alton Brown’s Classic Sugar Cookies–or buy a mix. We’ll never tell. Seriously, we’d have no way of knowing…)
How to make Star Wars Christmas Cookies
Prep your batch of sugar cookie dough. Alton Brown’s Sugar Cookie recipe has 5-stars over at the Food Network but we used a mix. Yep. Because there are four small kids at my house and sometimes I need a shortcut to get things done without stressing. (What’s the point of making something like Star Wars Christmas Cookies if you’re going to be yelling at everyone before the last Yoda is rolled out?)
Separate your dough into 3 bowls, then add red and green food coloring to achieve the 3 tones you want. Then get your cookie cutters ready…
Drop balls of dough (about 1 inch) in random placement on a non-stick surface. (I use parchment sheets.)
Then start flattening with your rolling pin. All the pieces should start coming together (and if they don’t, move them a little closer together.)
Once you’ve got a nice flat surface, of about 1/4-1/2 inch thickness, start pressing your cookie cutters.
These particular cutters are two-sided. You cut them with one side, then flip the cookie cutter over and press the other side into the dough. That’s what gives them the detail.
And what happens to all the scraps? Just reuse them! Piece everything together and start again.
Our sugar cookie recipe baked at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes for chewy, perfect results. (You don’t want them to brown so if your recipe suggests a range of time, go for the shorter end.)
When the cookies are cool, use a tub of cookie icing to fill in the details, tracing along the lines from the cookie cutters. (My cookie icing came from the grocery store but you can buy cookie icing online too).
And BAM! Star Wars Christmas cookies.
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