Anytime a new Star Wars or Marvel cookie cutter comes out at Williams Sonoma, I immediately start sketching ideas. I’ll admit I’m not a fan of just making frosted cookies, only because I try to come up with ways to get creative with the cookie cutter itself – from Captain America hand pies, SmoresTroopers cupcakes to Yoda oreos.
The new Droids and Aliens cutters came out and I was drawn to the Jawas. I was always fascinated with how the hoods covered them entirely and how deeply inset their faces seemed to be – what exactly was behind those beady yellow eyes? I knew I wanted to capture that same idea when using the cookie cutters.
I was going to a Merry Sithmas party (hey, we’re geek girls and we love the holidays), and one of the guests (Autumn, for whom who I made the Game of Thrones cupcakes) had a lot of food allergies. She is always left out when it came to desserts and seeing as how she LOVES Star Wars as much as I do, I decided to come up with a totally Vegan cookie and cupcake combo.
Vegan chocolate cookie ingredients:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer stir together the vegetable oil and the sugar until combined. Add the flour mixture and the water.
It will be crumbly, but knead it together and roll it into a ball and flatten to a disc. Wrap it in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prep baking sheets with silpats. Once the dough has chilled, roll it out onto a floured board. Using the cookie cutter, cut out the Jawas.
Use a paring knife to cut out the ‘face’ part of the Jawa, leaving an empty hole in the cookie.
Transfer the cookies to the prepped baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Frost the cupcakes and place the Jawa cookie on top. Add the sugar pearls for eyes.
Now you have a very sneaky little Vegan Jawa!