Wookie Cookies

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Hey, remember these? I made them exactly a year ago, but never shared – and now on the eve of Rogue One coming out in theatres (big excitement in this house – it’s like pre-Christmas) it seems timely again. Also – these are far more interesting than a straight-up gingerbread dude, aren’t they? You could, of course, use any rolled gingerbread cookie formula and squish them with the back of a fork to make them look like shaggy wookies – extra Chewie.

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I used Fruit Roll-ups for the bandolier – if you lay them on while the cookie is warm, they’ll sort of shrink wrap to the cookie. Mini chocolate chips for the eyes, and bits of coconut for a subtle mouth. Or let the kids (and husband) rummage through the cupboards and come up with their own wookie faces.

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Wookie Cookies

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December 14, 2016

Ingredients

½ cup butter, at room temperature

½ cup sugar

½ cup molasses

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

mini chocolate chips

shredded coconut

fruit roll-ups, cut into strips

Directions

1 In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until pale and light add the molasses, egg and vanilla and beat until well-blended. (It may look curdled – that’s OK.)

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3In another bowl, stir together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt. Add to the molasses mixture and stir until the dough comes together. Shape into a disc, wrap in plastic or parchment and refrigerate for half an hour, or overnight.

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5When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350?F. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out about ¼-inch thick. Cut into shapes with a gingerbread man cookie cutter, transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and press all over with the back of a fork to make it look like the wookie has fur. Press mini chocolate chips into the face for eyes and a nose, and a bit of coconut for a little mouth.

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7Bake for 15 minutes, or until pale golden and set. While still warm, place a strip of fruit roll-up across each wookie’s chest, like a bandolier, tucking the ends behind his back – it will melt slightly and adhere to the cookie.

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9Makes about 2 dozen chewies!

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7 comments on “Wookie Cookies

  1. Wishbonesx
    December 18, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Love this idea! Gonna make this for my little nieces & nephew! I’ll be the awesome aunty! Thanks…

    • Julie
      December 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Yay! Hope you scored some extra auntie points!

  2. Rosemary
    December 20, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Is it 1/2 butter and 1/2 cup white sugar… but you say sugars?

  3. Jessica
    December 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Same question as above. Is there brown sugar in this too? Would love to know how much. It’s not in the ingredient list.

  4. Terry Mayor
    April 5, 2017 at 6:38 am

    How much shredded coconut? Or shredded coconut will go only as lips of cookies?
    I just do not understand if i need to mix shredded coconut with dough ? I need to type my essay recipe into my cook book, it looks so nice! I would love to cook it for my kids.

    • Julie
      April 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      It’s only for the mouths! :)

  5. James Rogers
    June 8, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Hey Julie! what a wonderful cook you are, I’ve been following you for quite a long time, tried your recipe of CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MARSHMALLOW SQUARES as I got that by the research from papers arena about 3 months ago. it was splendid and delicious my kids loved it big time.Now I’m gonna try Wookie Cookies, excited much!

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