STAR WARS COOKIES! (Yoda, Darth Vader, & Stormtroopers OH MY!)

May the 4th holds a special place in my heart as I always dreamed to be Princess Leia!  When I saw our show fell on May 4th, I spazzed out in excitement being able to make these cookies, legitimately, since I have no kids. :/   I also got to break in my new piping bag which was pretty wicked!  (scroll down for recipe)

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These were a challenge to me, but now having conquered it, I can’t wait to explore more recipes to bake & decorate.  So, all aboard the Millennium Falcon and away we go….

For the cookies:

YOU WILL NEED:

-3 C flour

-1/2 tsp cinnamon

-1 tsp baking powder

-pinch of salt

-1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

-1-1/2 C brown sugar

-1 egg

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until combined. Add the egg.

3. Slowly add in the flour mixture until it is incorporated. The dough will form quickly, and when it

starts to pull away from the bowl, it’s done!

4. Split the dough into two and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until you are ready to use.

5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats.

6. Start rolling out the dough. I use powdered sugar instead of flour so it doesn’t get that dough-y taste

and the sugar adds a slight sweetness. Roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.

7. Use your cutter to cut out the shapes and transfer onto the silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes

then let cool on a wire rack.

8. Let cool completely before frosting them.

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For the frosting:

YOU WILL NEED:

-3 C powdered sugar

-1 C butter

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1-2 TBS whipping cream
-Food coloring; green, red, blue
DIRECTIONS
1. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. 
Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium 
and beat for another 3 minutes.

2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute 
more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

I made two batches of this frosting and then after splitting it, split it again and made; one green batch (just add green), one black batch (combine green, red, & blue), and slightly more for the white.  Then you can frost and pipe Yoda, Darth Vader, & some Stormtroopers!
May the Force Be With You!

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