Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Chewbacca Gingerbread Cookies

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If you are a Star Wars fan you’re going to adore these Chewbacca Gingerbread Cookies. This is such a fun take on your usual Christmas gingerbread man. Add a belt and you’ve got Chewbacca!

Chewbacca Gingerbread Cookies

Chewbacca Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temp
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • gingerbread man cookie cutter

Royal Icing Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • Brown and black
  • 2 disposable piping bags, fitted with a number 2 tip

Directions:

To make the dough:

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
  2. In a bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well combined.
  3. Add your molasses and vanilla.
  4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended.
  5. Gather dough with your hands into a ball.
  6. Divide dough in half.
  7. Wrap each half in plastic.
  8. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 4 days.
  9. Let dough come to room temperature before using.

To roll and bake:

  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Lightly sprinkle cutting board with flour and roll your dough out to 1/4 inch thick
  4. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter.
  5. Remove excess dough from around the cookies and transfer to cookie sheet
  6. Bake 1 sheet at a time for 7-9 minutes.
  7. Let cookies cool on baking sheet until they are completely cool.

Decorating directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, combine egg whites, cream of tarter, and powder sugar and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form about 7 minutes
  2. Split the icing into 2 bowls
  3. Add a few drops of Brown into one bowl and mix until combined. Add in a few more drops and mix until you get to the shade that you like
  4. Using only a few drops of black, mix until you get a light grey shade
  5. Scoop icing into their own bags
  6. Using the brown icing, pipe a belt from the top of his left shoulder down to the bottom of his right shoulder
  7. Fill it in and let sit for a few minutes
  8. Using the grey icing, pipe squares on the belt
  9. Using the brown icing, pipe a line down the center
  10. Using the grey icing, pipe small dots in the space between the squares
  11. Let dry for an hour before enjoying you Chewbacca Gingerbread Cookies!
Chewbacca Gingerbread Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temp
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temp
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • For icing:
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp cream of tarter
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • Brown and black
  • 2 disposable piping bags, fitted with a number 2 tip
Instructions
  1. To make the dough:
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
  3. In a bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Add your molasses and vanilla.
  5. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended.
  6. Gather dough with your hands into a ball.
  7. Divide dough in half.
  8. Wrap each half in plastic.
  9. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 4 days.
  10. Let dough come to room temperature before using.
  11. To roll and bake:
  12. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  13. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  14. Lightly sprinkle cutting board with flour and roll your dough out to ¼ inch thick
  15. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter.
  16. Remove excess dough from around the cookies and transfer to cookie sheet
  17. Bake 1 sheet at a time for 7-9 minutes.
  18. Let cookies cool on baking sheet until they are completely cool.
  19. For icing:
  20. Using a standing mixer, combine egg whites, cream of tarter, and powder sugar and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form about 7 minutes
  21. Split the icing into 2 bowls,
  22. Add a few drops of Brown into one bowl and mix until combined. Add in a few more drops and mix until you get to the shade that you like
  23. Using only a few drops of black, mix until you get a light grey shade.
  24. Scoop icing into their own bags.
  25. Using the brown icing, pipe a belt from the top of his left shoulder down to the bottom of his right shoulder.
  26. Fill it in and let sit for a few minutes
  27. Using the grey icing, pipe squares on the belt
  28. Using the brown icing, pipe a line down the center
  29. Using the grey icing, pipe small dots in the space between the squares
  30. Let dry for an hour before enjoying.

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Star Wars Gingerbread Men

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