Do you remember your first encounter with Star Wars? I don’t really. I just remember growing up with it being a staple of family movie nights. When they did the re-mastered re-release in the 90s, I remember my dad taking us all to the theater to see it in surround sound on the big screen. IT WAS AWESOME!
As an adult, I still experience childlike glee everytime we have a marathon or get to share it with someone else. You guys, I went to Disneyland and got to meet Darth Vader and Chewbacca. Lets just say I checked something off my super geek bucketlist. I was so thrilled that I sent all of my families (people that I babysit and nanny for) photos and posted them on Facebook.
Most of the boys I babysit are OBSESSED with Star Wars. Some of them have never seen the movies, but they know who Darth Vader and the Death Star are. My favorite person to share this with though, is my little P. She’s about 2.5 and LOVES Chewbacca. I mean LOVES! She asks her mom almost daily to see the photos of me and Chewy. She loves him so much to the point that one night, as we’re eating dinner, she just looks really thoughtful and looks up and says, “I love Chewie” in the most wistful voice imaginable. Guys, she is 2!!!
When I brought these Wookie Cookies over for photos (because her brother has legos perfect for taking photos!) she knew immediately who they were supposed to look like. “That Chewbacca?” Here’s to raising them with the important things!
Chocolate Fudge Wookie Cookies
Chocolate Fudge Cake mix
1/2 & 2 tablespoons C Vegetable Oil
1/4 c Butter
1/4 c Vegetable Shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tbl heavy cream
2 c Powdered Sugar
3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
Wilton #233 Grass Tip & Piping bag
Black Fondant Sheet
Silver Pearl Dust
1 teaspoon water or vodka
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients until you get a dough. Form roughly 1.5 – 2 inch balls and mash down a bit. You want wide disks. Bake for 10 minutes
Cream butter and shortening together. Add cocoa powder, cream and vanilla. Mix until blended. Slowly blend in powdered sugar until you get a nice creamy texture. If its too runny, add more powdered sugar. Too stiff? Add more heavy cream.
Spoon into your piping bag with Grass tip and frost using a sweeping motion. Little sections bottom to top. You don’t want it to look perfect, Chewie liked to go for that windblown look.
Cut your black fondant sheet into strips. I had a block of fondant and it was dry and not the best, but I later had luck with the sheets, so save yourself the drama. Cut to size and lay across the cookie.
Mix Pearl Dust with water or vodka (Vodka is kid safe as the alcohol is going to evaporate. I found the silver dried faster and gave me a better finish than when I used water) and paint squares across your fondant. You can do this before or after you place the strip on the cookie, I just did it after.
Snack time! Enjoy your wookie cookies while celebrating May the 4th… or eat them while you’re enduring Revenge of the 6th.