That’s Not a Cookie, it’s a Space Station!

My sister-in-law gave me some awesome Star Wars cookie cutters for Christmas this year.  Since I had last week off, I decided I would try them out!  I had also recently discovered a recipe for chocolate sugar cookies on Pinterest.

Here are the cookie cutters.  They are fancy and provide some indentations to help with the decorating after you have baked them.  If your dough is very hard because it just came out of the refrigerator, creating these indentations might be a hassle.  My palm was bruised the next day.

 cutters

The dough recipe worked great.  Here is a before shot of the cookies, prior to their stint in the oven.

BeforeBaking

And a shot after they came out of the oven  Very little expansion, they kept their shape well, and even the indentations stayed clear on the finished cookies.

AfterBaking

The box recommended using royal icing on these.  I have never worked with it before, though I know Elizabeth has.  But a new recipe and new cookie cutters were enough new things for one adventure, so I stuck with my old standard buttercream icing for decorating.  I did have one icing misadventure, where I popped a hole in the icing bag and had to redo the bag for that color.

IcingMess

Here are some close ups of the finished cookies.

 

“That’s not a cookie, that’s a space station!”

DeathStar

“Lock S-Foils in attack position!”

XWing

“I have you now!”

IHaveYouNow

“This ship made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs!”

 Falcon

 

And the final shot of the full set:

FinishedCookies

… the nerd in me wonders why we wound up with a cookie cutter of Vader’s TIE Bomber instead of the more commonly seen TIE fighters.  Oh well, still cool either way.  The recipe made about 24 cookies.  I used the dark chocolate cocoa powder, as the recipe indicated, but I am wondering if just normal cocoa powder might taste a little better.  These are decent, but not everyone likes dark chocolate, and they are not terribly sweet.  But then again, the icing helps make them a little sweeter.  A word to the wise … it is not easy to tell when these cookies are starting to burn … probably better to cook them on the shorter end of the time limit 😉

 

1 comment for “That’s Not a Cookie, it’s a Space Station!

  1. January 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I love these! I think your candy-related OCD tendencies really paid off here. I can almost feel the icing-induced hand cramps…

     

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