Star Wars Sugar Cookies for Military Care Package #31

Star Wars Sugar Cookies

Makes 28 cookies
Author Wendy Sondov themondaybox.com

Ingredients

  • VANILLA SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cup of vegetable shortening Crisco
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cup of vegetable shortening Crisco
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Prepare the vanilla dough and the chocolate dough separately, following these directions.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa (for the chocolate dough only), salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the shortening and sugar.
  4. Add in eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat to combine, until smooth.
  5. Gradually add in the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour, until no longer sticky.
  7. Use half of each batch of dough for the base cookies. Roll out the dough to ¼” between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Cut into 2 ½“ circles. Store the dough circles between sheets of wax paper and wrapped in plastic wrap until ready to decorate and bake.
  8. Make the colored doughs. Use ¼ cup of chocolate dough with less than a drop of black food coloring for dark brown. Use 1 cup of chocolate dough with 3-4 drops of black food coloring for black. Use ½ cup of vanilla dough with 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring. Use ¼ cup of vanilla dough with 3 drops of royal blue food coloring for blue. Just a pinch of vanilla dough (about 1/2 teaspoon) with less than a drop of red food coloring for red.
  9. Roll out the yellow dough to ¼” and cut out 4 more 2 ½” circles (as the base cookies for C3PO). Keep the remaining yellow to use for details.
  10. Roll out each piece of colored dough (including the left over yellow dough plus about 2 tablespoons of the left over vanilla dough) to about 1/8”, between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Freeze the dough between the rolling paper on a flat surface, such as a cookie sheet, for about 15 minutes or until firm.
  11. Make on character design at a time. Cut out the required detail pieces from the colored dough. Assemble the details on the base cookie. Place a small sheet of wax paper over the cookie and gently roll over the details to impress them into the base cookie dough.
  12. Place the cookies 1”-2” apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
  13. Bake for 10 minutes. (The cookies will not be browned.)
  14. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  15. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.

Packing Tips

Double wrap pairs of cookies, with bottoms together, in plastic wrap. Stack bundles in airtight containers or freezer weight ziplock bags.