Star Wars Day: Wookie Cookies

I know. You’re surprised to see Star Wars content on this blog. I haven’t even seen a full movie (don’t come for me). However, Steven and his family are Star Wars fans, verging on super fans. So, I thought this May the fourth, I would cheer them up with these! I first saw this idea on Pinterest and wanted to recreate it with my own recipe.

I have previously made other Star Wars themed bakes for Steven’s brother’s 40th birthday. We organised a Star Wars themed kids party (with no kids) in our new home (at the time), which included: Pin the Lightsaber on Yoda, Star Wars pun food (Ham Solo sandwiches), inflatable lightsabers, homemade photo booth and a Millennium Falcon cake.

It’s a relatively simple recipe but, nevertheless, may the force be with you! See? I can do Sci-Fi!

Recipe

You will need:

Ingredients

  • 400g Plain Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Mixed Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 180g Butter (soft)
  • 125g Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 125g Golden Syrup
  • 190g chocolate
  • 100g white chocolate chips

Method

  1. Sift the flour and spices together in a large bowl.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Add egg and golden syrup to creamed mixture and combine well.
  4. Gradually add in the flour and spices until fully combined and makes a loose dough.
  5. Split the mixture into 3. Wrap in clingfilm and chill overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 170° Fan.
  7. Remove the dough from the fridge and leave at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  8. Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut out your gingerbread man shapes.
  9. Using a fork, make impressions in the dough to look like fur.IMG_8379
  10. Bake on a lined baking tray for 8-12 minutes (depending on size of cookies and whether you like them soft or crisp).
  11. Leave to cool on a wire rack.IMG_8382
  12. Once fully cooled, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between until fully melted.
  13. Leave the chocolate to cool slightly before pouring it into a piping back (or you can use a zip lock bag)
  14. Snip the end of the piping bag (or the corner of the zip lock bag) and pipe a diagonal line across your gingerbread man.
  15. Place the white chocolate chips along this line. I used white candy melts because my cookies were quite large (and it’s all I had in the house #QuarantineLife).
  16. (Optional) pipe two eyes and a nose on your wookie with the chocolate.

So, there you go! Absolutely delicious wookie cookies! Not bad for a non-nerd, aye? I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you recreate these, please share the pictures with me! I would love to see your quarantine baking!

Happy Star Wars Day!


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Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is the recipe I use for a really quick and simple sugar cookie. Perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, baby showers or any occasion or holiday.

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Ingredients

  • 100g butter (room temp)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 275g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190ºC/ 170ºC fan/ Gas 5. Line a baking tray.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Gradually add the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Sift in the flour and mix until it forms a dough.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1cm thick.
  6. Cut out your shapes and place onto the baking tray.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until pale golden.
  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Easy Easter Brownies

These brownies are great to make with kids. If you’re looking for something to do with the little ones this Easter holiday, why not try these delicious brownies? They’re so much fun to make and you can use all the chocolate you accumulate over the season as these brownies are so versatile you can pretty much use any chocolate in them.

I have a confession to make. I use boxed brownies. I am a mother of one 5 month old baby. I don’t have time (or the energy) to make brownies from scratch so I always keep a box (or 6) of Betty Crocker’s brownie mix in my cupboard. It’s such a life saver to have when you need it. Been invited over for a family BBQ and don’t know what to bring? Need a treat? Meant to buy a present for someone but you totally FORGOT? It’s a rainy day and the kids are bored? Have no fear and take to the cupboard! You can change them up to suit whoever is going to indulge in them. Know a peanut butter lover? Add a swirl of peanut butter or Reese’s pieces. S’mores fan? Add mini marshmallows and digestive biscuit pieces.
Also, Mum hack, bake a batch after the kids are asleep, add ice cream and eat from the pan. You won’t be sorry!

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Brownies

If you’re wanting to make Easter brownies follow the recipe below. They’re super easy and so fun to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker Chocolate Brownie Mix (or your favourite recipe of chocolate brownies)
  • 4 Cadbury Crème Eggs (you can also use the caramel eggs which are just as yummy)
  • 1 family sized bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs (250g)
  • 100g white chocolate chips (optional)
  • 200g white chocolate (to drizzle)
  • Sprinkles (for decoration (you can get Easter ones to make it more fun))

Method

  1. Make the brownies according to instructions on the box.
  2. Add in the white chocolate chips and mix well.
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  3. Pour in the brownie mix into a lined and greased baking tin.
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  4. Bake in a preheated oven (temperature according to the recipe you’re following).
  5. While the brownies are in the oven cut the Cadbury Crème Eggs in half.
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  6. Place the Cadbury Mini Eggs in a zip-lock bag and smash with a rolling pin or tenderiser until some are crushed and some are whole.
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  7. Take the brownies out of the oven 5 minutes before the suggested time. Push the halves of Cadbury Crème Eggs into the brownie and a handful of the crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs.
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  8. Put the brownie back in the oven for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the brownie from the oven and allow to cool.
  10. Once cool, melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the brownie.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining Mini Eggs and sprinkles over the brownie and allow to set.
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These are perfect to enjoy at an Easter party or after an egg hunt.

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