Yoda. 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.
I 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?
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Finish up by using black icing to pipe two eyes, almost even with the nose. I used a #2 tip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 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.
And 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.
For more fun Star Wars themed cookie ideas, check out the following posts: