Just about to go into the oven:
Happy May 4th! aka “May the 4th be with you” aka my DB’s birthday. I thought this day would be the most appropriate to share these Star Wars cookies that I made not too long ago. I picked up these cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma. They also had Star Wars pancake molds, food dyes, and aprons– perfect for the girlfriend with the Star Wars-loving boyfriend!
Funny thing about Star Wars.. I still have yet to see it. I know, I know… I’m a terrible person. But don’t worry. I’ve started! … kind of. Let’s just say that my DB’s doing better with the Harry Potter series than I have been with Star Wars. Oops.
But there is one person that I know who may or may not be a bigger Star Wars fan than my DB. That, my friends, is Donald Faison. Don’t know who that is? He’s also known as Turkleton from Scrubs (my favoriteeeee show of all time). I ran into him at Katsu-ya and he actually called me over to ask where I bought my DB’s Star Wars t-shirt from. Next, he pulled up his sweater to reveal a t-shirt that read “I <3 Star Wars." Amazing, right? Donald Faison's every bit as awesome as I thought he would be. He even took a picture with me! Listen to myself.. I sound like a little fan girl. Oh dear.
Okay, no more fan girl.. back to the baked goods. This recipe from Smitten Kitchen made the most perfect cookies. By perfect, I mean perfect for detailed cookie cutters. The taste was a little bland, but I do admit that they make some beautiful cookies.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s dark)
- Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder in bowl and set aside.
- Cream butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa in mixer.
- Gradually add the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out the cookie dough on floured counter. Use cookie dough cutters to cut into desired shapes.
- Bake on a lined baking sheet for 8 to 11 minutes (the former for 1/8-inch thick cookies, the latter for 1/4-inch cookies) until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft and puffed.