I love Christmas and I love Star Wars so what better way to celebrate the holidays than to combine the two? Yoda’s already green so add a little red Santa hat and you’ve got yourself a festive holiday cookie.
You know how much I love the Williams Sonoma Star Wars cookie cutters, I always try to think up new ways to use them. They are so perfect, frosting is absolutely unnecessary! Now you just need a severed Wampa arm cake and some Blue Milk and you’re ready for the HOTHidays!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
red gel food coloring
Yoda green tea cookie dough
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture until combined. When it pulls away from the sides of the bowl, the dough is ready.
Separate the dough into two. Set one half aside and put the other back in the mixer. Add red gel food coloring and mix until combined.
Wrap up the plain dough and the red dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until you are ready to use.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats.
Roll out the green tea cookie dough and use the Yoda cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
Cut off the top part of his head. He won’t mind.
Place the Yoda head on the prepped cookie sheet.
Roll out a small amount of the red dough and make two parallel cuts with a knife, 2 inches apart. Cut on the diagonal to get triangle shapes.
Add the triangle shapes to the top of Yoda’s head. Right now it looks like he’s wearing a dunce cap, poor Yoda. But hold up, we’re not done yet.
Take a small amount of the plain vanilla dough and form a 1-1/2 inch long log shape and a small tiny ball for the top of his hat. Roll the log shape and the ball into the sugar crystals.
Add the log shaped part to the brim of the hat, right over where the green dough and the red dough meet. Add the small sugared ball to the top of the hat. Now he looks more Santa-like!
Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack.