Simple Decorated Yoda Cookies

how-to-decorate-yoda-cookies-using-wilton-halloween-cutters-via-sweetsugarbelle-comYoda. One of my favorite dudes in the entire universe. He’s actually my second favorite alien ever, but I have the sneaking suspicion that no one really cares as much as I do, so, back to the cookie thing.

I’ve been trying to perfect the Yoda cookie for about as long as I’ve been decorating cookies. I’ve done a super literal version that I loved at the time, but these days, I’m all about the simple life.

When I decorate cookies, I want to make things that are clean, fun, to the point, without a lot of stress. So, this is where I ended up. A new, slightly improved (depending on what you’re into) decorated Yoda cookie.

the-easiest-decorated-yoda-cookies-ever-the-best-part-is-that-theyre-made-with-a-wilton-spider-cutter-2I started exactly where I did with the original, with a fun, funky Wilton spider cutter that I picked up at Target, except this time, I used a ghost from another set to create a full body version. Pretty cool, right?

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Before cutting out the cookies, you’ll need to give the spider a little pull to make it a little more Yoda-like, and then you’re good to go.

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To make these cookies you will need the following supplies:

  • Wilton spider cutter
  • Wilton ghost cutter (use a bell if you don’t have the kit pictured above)
  • Yoda green piping and flood icing (electric green +ivory)
  • A small amount of black piping icing
  • Dark brown 20-second icing (chocolate brown+electric green+a little bit of navy blue Progel)
  • Ivory piping and flood icing

Step one: Outline the cookie with a #2 tip. When the outline has set, fill with flood icing. Let the base dry completely, which can be anywhere from 4-24 hours, depending on the climate where you live.

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Step 2: When the base is dry, use a #2 tip to pipe two squiggle details on his forehead, and to define the ears. Use flood icing to make a small, oval-shaped nose.

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Step 3: Finish up by using black icing to pipe two eyes, almost even with the nose. I used a #2 tip.

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You can stop here and have a really awesome cookie, but if you’d like to take it a step further and make the full-body version, keep reading.

To make this step a little easier, I included a printable image to use as a template, or in your Kopykake or Pico projector. I went the template route. You can get yours by clicking here.

To make the Yoda’s robe, simply follow the steps below:

Step one: Cut out the template as pictured below and use a food safe marker to trace guidelines onto the cookie.

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Step 2: Fill the center section with dark brown 20-second icing and let dry. This can take awhile if you live in a humid climate.

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Step 3: When the brown is completely dry, outline the remaining two sections with ivory icing (I used a #2 tip) and once the outline is set, fill. Give this step a few hours to dry before moving on.

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Step 4: When the base is dry, use a #301 tip, to pipe a clean line where the brown and ivory icing to connect. You can always skip this step, or use a #2 or #3 tip, but I really like the look that the #301 creates.

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Step 5: Use the green flood icing from Yoda’s face to pipe two little dots for hands.

If you really want to get crazy, add a lightsaber or gimer stick (that’s the fancy name for Yoda’s cane for those of you who care) to round out the design.

how-to-make-standing-yoda-cookiesThis cookie makes a great little two-piece boxed set, or you can mix in other simple designs to round things out if platters are more your jam.

easy-decorated-yoda-cookies-made-with-wilton-halloween-cuttersAnd if you’re short on time, or don’t like to spend hours decorating like I do, colored dough is okay too, and takes a fraction of the time. Totally up to you. The important thing is that you do what works best for you, because that’s really what art is all about.

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