Star Wars Cookies Using Holiday Cutters
Do you know what happens when you grow up three miles outside of the middle of nowhere?
Since I’m guessing most of you DON’T, I’ll tell ya.
By default, you become a nerd.
I think it has something to do with having to rely on your own imagination for entertainment.
When town kids get bored, they walk outside and play with a neighbor kid. That wasn’t the case for us.
We played Little House on the Prairie (when my brother wasn’t pouting because he had to be Mary) and shot at rocks with our BB guns.
We didn’t watch a lot of TV because our flying saucer-ish satellite dish was often on the fritz, (maybe because we used it for target practice) but if we did watch something, it was usually movies. Dad’s movies, to be exact. The tape kind.
You remember VHS, right?
Anyway, our choices were Dune, Ferris Buller’s Day Off, Back to the Future, Star Wars, and Star Trek.
So, while my brother was busy learning to “mind meld” and speak Klingon, I memorized Ferris Buller’s every word and fell in love with Star Wars. I guess when you watch a movie six times a week, it grows on you.
As a result, I’m now on a quest to become the Jedi master of Star Wars cookies. This is my latest attempt.
Many of you have probably seen these cookie cutters. They came from Williams-Sonoma, and I bought the first set as soon as I learned they existed.
I was SOOOO excited about them, UNTIL I used them.
I just wasn’t feeling the little pushy thing on top. So, when the next set came along, I didn’t even consider buying them.
Of course, I eventually ended up with them AND the sandwich cutters, but only because my brother picked them up for me when they went on clearance.
In the end, gift or not, I didn’t warm up to them. So, in true country-kid fashion, I came up with another way. I used Halloween and Christmas cutters to make my own version.
In Texas, we call that “Southern Engineering”. There were the good guys…
and the bad guys, of course.
And if I hadn’t stopped myself, there might have been ten more.
The skull was the most useful cutter of the bunch. With a little trimming, I was able to make Jabba, C-3PO, an Ewok, Stormtrooper, AND Emperor Palpatine. I’ve also used it to make Darth Maul in the past.
A tombstone became Boba and R-2,
and my Wilton spider made a great Princess Leia and Yoda.
Can you believe that Aniken and Chewbacca were actually Santa?
I was even able to make an Imperial Cruiser and fighter, Darth Vader, and the Millennium Falcon with a candy corn, candy, bell, and Christmas ornament.
Did I mention I am a nerd? I just can’t help it. These guys are old friends.
Each time I make these, they get a little better. This is my best Yoda and Jabba to date. I also decided that adding a little lustre to ol’ Darth gives him a lot of depth and is way more interesting than a flat black cookie.
So, this, folks, is how you make Star Wars cookies, even if you missed the not so great cutters. I’m hoping that one of these days, mine will become a collector’s item and I can sell them on Pawn Stars for a huge amount of money. Too bad I threw away the box!
If you’re a non-nerd, forgive this little geek moment. Hopefully this will at least come in handy if someone asks you for Star Wars cookies.
And all you DIE HARD fans, please excuse any inaccuracies there might be. I took a few liberties with some of the characters to simplify them. Don’t be mad at me.
Just out of curiosity,are you a Star Wars fan? Who is YOUR favorite character? I’m a Yoda girl myself, how about you?
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We need some step by step on these. Also, have you ever considered trying crossed lightsabers out of candycanes?
Ok let me start by saying way cool! so there is no way i could make these even if i tried…..so what would you charge if I were to buy some from you? Are you willing too that? My Son is 6 and loves star wars.
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Why OH Why don’t you sell these?! I would buy them in an instant!!!
These are incredible!!!!! My brother is a huge Star Wars fan/collector. I’ve been wanting to get him the apron and spatulas that they have.
Congratulations! Your job is amazing, girl! I’m in love with your cookies!
Princess Leia is my favorite character. 🙂
Kisses from Brazil.
You are a goddess! *And* a Jedi master! The spacecraft especially blow me away. Wow.
Heh, when my son was little we didn’t watch TV cos I mostly hate TV (this was in the early 90’s, when it especially sucked); but we had a VHS player and two movies: “Yellow Submarine,” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” We musta watched them hundreds of times. And he turned out just fine!
He used to get “elevator” and “Darth Vader” mixed up, ha ha, so cute!
My favorite character is Han Solo, because, let’s face it, back in those days he was hella hot!
“Han! I love you!”
This was so great! I love the creative use of cutters…I can just imagine you staring at cutters and trying to think of alternate shapes.
OK, i am absolutely DELIGHTED by your cookies. I am going to try to make a couple using my Xmas cutters. I have a question though and i know this may be silly, what icing recipe are you using here? I am so excited I am going to squee. I love your blog thanks for the great ideas, I think you are a Jedi Master at these cookies. The Force is definitely strong with you. 🙂
LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!! THEY MAKE MY INNER NERDNESS ALL WARM AND FUZZY! GREAT JOB!
BY THE WAY, HOW DID YOU GET C-3PO SO SHINY GOLD?
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Holy cow you’re creative. I wanted to make Star Wars cookies but don’t like press-molds either.
I love your ideas for modifying metal cookie cutters.
The spider-turned Yoda is cool and I love your idea for Boba Fett.
while i have the requesite cutters, i, alas, do not have your decorating talent nor patience!
btw, star wars was one of the first movies i saw in the movie theater…my dad and brother both fell asleep, but i was enraptured. my favorite character is r2d2…short and sassy, like me!
yes, i’m old enough to remember Star Wars in the movie theater!
You’re awesome! I do have a question though, what did you ice your cookies with? Fondant Im assuming?
Do you sell these (cookies decorated?) they are awesome and I love them!!!Totally serious about buying them from you!
I’m in Awe! I spent 12 hours this week using the cutouts from William Sanoma and they do great for me…but that you had the ingenuity to do this with your cutouts…I’m so impressed and so humbled. I am just baffled at how straight your lines are on the cookies. How do you do this?
Bowing down to you!
Your cookies are amazing! Now…the question: can I buy them? If so, please contact me with a yes or no.
Sincerely: a mom planning a party
Sorry, I don’t sell. I’d try ETSY. Lots of talented cookiers there.
You are too good. Everything is amazing. Thank you for your creativity.
You are a god…
OK, those are seriously INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I grew up on Star Wars; I swear my older brother and i played with Star Wars toys EVERY.SINGLE. DAY. (We *might* have once even pressed the decapitated head of Han Solo into some freshly piped caulk my dad had put on a screen door. heh heh)
Anyway, amazing. And if liking Star Wars makes me a nerd, well, at least I know I’m in good company!
These cookies are FABULOUS!! I am a big ole’ nerd, so I bought the Williams-Sonoma cutters too. I have not used them yet, but it is wonderful to see an alternative to using them. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing.
How, how, HOW??! How did you ice them so well?? How did you add luster to Darth Vader?? I’m sure I could finagle the trimmed cookies (thank you so much, btw!), but your decorating is far and away beyond my frosting skills! How??!
Wonderful cookies these are! Delicious they look! Learned well, you have, young Padawan!
My niece gave me those original cookie cutters for my birthday. I wouldn’t part with them, but they really *were* a pain to use.
Wow, amazing. I love Star Wars : )
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I LOVE Star Wars too. I’m a BIT older than you and grew up on the three original movies, so I had a big ol’ crush on Luke Skywalker! Now my three boys also love the movies, which is way cool.
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My son requested a Star Wars birthday party. He has no idea I found your blog. He will be so thrilled when he wakes up to cookies on Saturday. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
You should consider placing Pinterest icons on your site so that we can ‘pin’ you to our boards. You are incredibly talented and I have loved roaming your site 🙂
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i am sooooo addicted and motivated by your site..thanks for sharing and posting and just exsisting…
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This is so cool!! Don’t worry, I feel like they’re old friends too :p You did a wonderful job! Have you ever tried the Emperor’s Red Knights… no, they’re not important enough, lol. Queen Amidala’s ship would be a cool try too; the possiblities of all the episodes are almost endless!
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Way cool and very creative use of holiday cookie cutters! Your work is always so delicate, colorful and inspiring, thanks for sharing!
I saw these movie on the big screen when I was kid (except for Ferris Bueller). Not much can beat being 9 and seeing Return of the Jedi when it was released! great memory!! My favorites are Yoda and R2D2, but I do have a soft spot for handsome Han Solo and his better self Chewbacca!! May the Force be with you Sugarbelle!
Hi! Love your Southern Engineering! Just saw some of “justJENN” ideas (http://justjennrecipes.com/) and noticed you could probably make Jawa cookies with the bell or candy corn cutter??? Thanks again for the ideas – I just showed my daughter all the movies (to prevent CPS being called on me lol) and she LOVED it!
These are unbelievably amazingly wonderfully gorgeous. Hope you don’t mind I pinned to Pinterest.
OH. MY. GOSH! I LOVE STAR WARS AND YODA!!!
These are AMAZING! I really admire your creativity using different cutters. Also, thanks for the heads-up on the “official” cutters.
Wow! I’m impressed with your ingenuity with the cutters, but your icing/decorating is over-the-top amazing!
The decoration is incredible…how did you go about it? Is it just intricate frosting, or did you use fondant as well? What frosting did you use? Thanks a bunch!
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These are awesome, I’ve just had to order all the cookie cutters from the US (I”m in Australia) as we dont’ get some of them. And I’m going to attempt to make the cookies as cupcake toppers for my nephews Lego Star Wars party in September …. I’ve not done much before with cookies or this icing so it could be interesting. Thanks so much for the two tutorials as well as the depth video!
These are wonderful! Like you, I did not love the W-S cutters. The odds of finding good Star Wars cookies are about as good as successfully navigating an asteroid field. But never tell me the odds!
I, too, am from the “make it do or do without” country and I was just web searching for a way to make Star Wars cookie templates for my little buddy’s birthday and stumbled on your blog. LOVE your idea and while I don’t have all the other shapes you have, I can make do with what I’ve got. That’s what us country girls are good at, huh? 🙂
wo bekomme ich die verschiedenen Farben zu der Dekoration? Und wo bekomme ich die ausstechförmchen von Williams-Sonomo? Über die Internetseite kann ich nichts kaufen!
Wow, great idea! They look amazing! I don’t know if I can have a favorite Star Wars character, but if I did I think it might be close between Han Solo and R2D2, lol… I’ve shared your idea and some more great Star Wars holiday ideas on my blog here: http://impressonion.com/2012/11/14/jingle-bells-vader-smells-the-sith-lord-laid-a-force-choke/
Thank you! (:
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Ashleigh… don’t you know? She used the force! LOL… these are fantastic!.
Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 I made Star Wars gingerbread cookies:
Thank you! I hated the idea of spending $25 for 4 cutters and one party!! Beautiful cookies!
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You are so very clever!
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I love your cookies. You are amazing & gifted. And here I thought these cutters existed. Oh by the way I am a darth vader girl
Haha thank you so much! And idk if I’ll be posting any more colelction videos soon, cause not really much has changed lately. I’m thinking about making a couple new keyboard videos if you’re interested in that hahah. But I’m glad you enjoy my videos =] You rock.
You are amazing. Super talented!
These are awesome! My family always makes nerdy cookies that go right in with the Santas and the angels and the holly- Spock, Yoda, red shirts, zombies, pirates and ninjas have all made appearances. There are plans for this year to include all the Doctors and select companions in a Dalek battle. My favorite character has got to be Captain Wedge Antilles, of the Rogue Squadron of the Rebel Alliance. He’s just fantastic!
Any chance you would sell me a set of cookies?
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You have done an AWESOME JOB on these!! My favorite cookie and character is Boba Fett!
You are so amazingly creative. You have a real talent for this. Wow! I wish I could place an order for these.
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You are a saint for posting this! I cannot for the life of me find star wars cutters without the outlining and the darn “pushy” thing. Thank you for this!
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These are great! What did you use for frosting? I am a total novice when it comes to decorating baked goods 🙂
I really appreciate you for sharing your experience.Thank you so much. I’m architect and your work is the most artistic cookies that i have ever seen.
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And this post is just one of the MANY reasons I love your site 🙂 Just saved $50
It’s very (very) nice, but I don’t understand how you do it!
You use the cutters for the global shape (eg R2D2), but then you draw the inner lines of R2D2 with colored stuff?? How do you make the colors? How do you get so precise lines?
I am really a noob, it would be great if you wrote a tutorial step by step for one of the easiest Star Wars cookies.
I also think this set of cookies is beyond complements! She rocks this galaxy and others far far away.
R2D2 is one cookie I think I can handle but then I look at Darth Vadder, Jabba, Chewbacca and Emperor Palpatine and just cant figure it out how Sugarbelle can pull those icing efects together!!!!
wish me luck!
Wow wow wow thank you so much! It’s my sons birthday in a week and he would like Star Wars cookies and I don’t have enough time to have the cutters made so I am SO happy to have found this post. Have a blessed day.
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How do you decorate the cookies? I basically have the same question(s) as Axelle. I also 2nd a tutorial of step by step especially for the decorating part!! Please 🙂
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This is a great post. You’re really an artist, by the way. I’m going to let my customers know about this article so they can benefit from your ingenuity.
THIS. WAS. AMAZING.
I was looking for Star Wars cookie cutters at Williams Sonoma, but they didn’t have any, so I ended up searching Google for how to make Star Wars cookies. I may be younger, but I think they turned out pretty well!
Thank you for this website!!!!!
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You are incredible and such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing. Going to make these!
These are amazing! I’m going to try my hand at making some for my son’s birthday. I’m nowhere near as talented as you are but you inspire me to try.
I love Chewbacca. WaaaaarraaaH!
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Can you tell me what color or color combo you used to come up with the green on the Boba Fett cookie? Love your blog!!!!