These Star Wars Wookie Cookies were inspired by the look of the cookies from Solobration but I changed them up quite a bit. The original uses gingerbread dough. Given the time of year, I wasn’t in the mood for gingerbread. Peanut butter cookie sounded like a good alternative. Peanut butter gives Chewbacca the brown fur color. I also thought it would be great tasting with the chocolate frosting. The decorations on my cookies is a bit different as I used vanilla and chocolate frosting and didn’t use the decorating pearls.
By the way, if you would prefer gingerbread, I have a great recipe here.
I added a second strap to Chewy’s bandolier as is shown in the new Star Wars movie, Solo. If you haven’t yet seen the new movie, I highly recommend it. It was fun, full of adventure, touched on a lot of the Han Solo lore we’ve been given in the movies. It was possibly one of the best Star Wars movies. I truly hope they will make a sequel as I’m looking forward to seeing more of Han’s story continued on Tatooine with Jabba.
Star Wars Wookie Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp. cream
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-in. to 4-in. Gingerbread Man cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on un-greased baking sheets.
- Using a fork, mark the cookie to resemble Chewbacca's fur.
- Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- Add vanilla to sugar. Add cream. Beat until spreading consistency, you may need to add cream.
- Spoon 1/3 into a piping bag fitted with a writing tip.
- Melt the chocolate chips. Let them cool a bit so that it won't melt the frosting, but not so much that it hardens. Mix into the vanilla frosting until completely combined.
- Spoon the chocolate frosting into a piping bag fitted with a straight edge.
- Pipe the bandoleer straps onto the cookie.
- Change the tip on the chocolate bag to a writing tip and pipe the eyes and nose.
- Using the vanilla frosting, pipe the mouth and the ammunition stripes onto the chocolate straps.
- Serve the cookies!
Cookie recipe adapted from Taste of Home
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g
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