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 the PERFECT Yoda color. If only I had made these back when I was doing WWYE:What Would Yoda Eat…himself!

ingredients (cookie):
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon matcha (green tea powder)
2 teaspoons of lemon zest
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg

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

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!

Isn’t the color LOVELY? So very Yoda. Split the dough into two and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until you are ready to use.

Preheat your 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!