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Yoda Green Tea Oreos

Made for the Ultimate Star Wars party (here)

Yoda-Oreos? Yod’oreos? Yodos?

I got the cool Star Wars cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma. When I bought them the FIRST thing I thought of was making a sandwich cookie, much like the Hello Kitty Oreos I made a few months ago. I mean look at him. Yoda is just screaming to be a cream filled cookie.

I made the dough with matcha powder aka green tea which not only added a nice flavor but turned out to be the PERFECT Yoda color.

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Yoda Green Tea Oreos

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon matcha (green tea powder)
2 teaspoons of lemon zest
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg

ingredients (filling):
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

Matcha is a fine, concetrated green tea powder. It’s what make green tea ice cream (recipe, here) so delicious. You can find it in asian markets, the asian section of your grocery store, or online.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, matcha and lemon zest. To me, the lemon just adds a little something, almost undetectable, yet adds so much flavor. Set aside.

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

Slowly add in the flour until it is incorporated. The dough will form quickly, and when it starts to pull away from the bowl, it’s done!

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

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

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.

Use your cutter to cut out the shapes and transfer onto the silpat lined baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven.

Let cool on a wire rack. While the cookies are cooling, start the filling.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter while carefully adding the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla and beat until creamy.

Using a piping bag or a spatula, place the filling on the (flat) side of one cookie. Use another cookie to press on top and form your ‘sandwich’.

There you have it. The most edible Jedi master in the history of Star Wars. Deliciously cute and full of sweetness!

22 Responses to “Yoda Green Tea Oreos”

  1. Chessie says:

    These are adorable!! One of my favorites for sure!

  2. Julie says:

    I have these cookie cutters, and I love the idea of using matcha powder for the green color, instead of just food coloring. I need to go out and buy some right now!

  3. Love it! Great job on the Yoda cookies!

  4. anna levia says:

    We (my husband) bought these over the summer and he made yoda. Except yoda was more of a bright neon green. Now I have the secret to make him look normal! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Julie says:

    just made these! the color is perfect and the flavor is nice too!

  6. TootsNYC says:

    Where did you get those specific Star Wars cookie cutters? That’s a plunger section, right? Which gives you that nice imprint. I’ve done a quick Google search, but none of them that I’ve found had that feature.

  7. justJENN says:

    @TootsNYC
    Williams Sonoma (right here) – get ‘em while they’re hot!

  8. Jen A. says:

    Made these yoda cookies and chocolate darth vadars for my son’s 10th birthday! Big hit!! (although, tried a short cut… using *gasp* the cookie dough in the tube from the grocery store, and they turned out a bit puffy.) The storm troopers were too blobby to use. But the other were good! Thanks for the great idea!

  9. Just love all your recipes. Can you tell me where can I get a Yoda Cookie Cutter. I have to have one soon for my twin grandsons, Aiden and Tristan birthday party now in May. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    Joyce Renshaw

  10. justJENN says:

    @Joyce
    Williams Sonoma has a whole line of Star Wars cookware.

  11. Kim says:

    Thanks for the recipe, making these for my son’s birthday party. They are so delicious!

  12. Camille Seeto says:

    These are amazing – I had a Star Wars party recently and these were a huge hit – and they tasted great! thanks so much.

  13. cait says:

    Blue milk!

  14. Barbbain says:

    just wondering how long the cookies will stay crisp. Going to make them for my sons b’day this coming weekend and trying to plan out the baking/filling time (1day in advance or day of….)

    Thanks in advance
    B.

  15. justJENN says:

    @Barbbain The cookies will stay fresh for 4-5 days in an airtight container if they are NOT filled. I always recommend filling them the day of serving.

  16. Jackie M. says:

    These turned out really well. I didn’t believe 1 tsp of matcha could color an entire batch of cookies, but it sure did the job. And the lemon zest is a nice flavor.

  17. Jackie M. says:

    1 Tbsp, rather. Still impressive!

  18. Lesley says:

    What a great idea! About how many cookies does this recipe make?

  19. justJENN says:

    @Lesley About 24 single cookies, if you are making them into sandwich cookies you’ll need two sides so you’ll get around 12.

  20. Tracey Griggs says:

    I love the Yoda cookies.. well I actually love all your recipes, it all looks amazing.
    I would like to make your green Yoda cookies. I don’t understand when you say ‘sticks’ of butter. Do you mean a pack of butter?? What weight is the butter? We use different weights and measurements in the UK.

  21. Kate says:

    I made these a couple of years ago for a SW party and they turned out great. I’m now going to make them again, but with an Incredible Hulk face cookie cutter (also from Williams Sonoma – set is on sale for $6.99 right now BTW). Anyway…. I remember when I made these a couple of years ago I couldn’t find the matcha powder and used something else, but I can’t remember what.

    Do you have any suggestions for a substitute for matcha powder?

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