These easy Star Wars cookies are so much fun with light saber pretzel sticks!
In celebration of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we created these fun Star Wars cookies.
We were thrilled to get to attend a sneak peek premiere the night before the official movie opening.
FYI: Being at Walt Disney World ANY time that a Star Wars movie (or other Disney film) premieres is always a very cool thing! Usually there are character appearances, special drinks and food, merchandise, etc. at Disney Springs.
Star Wars Cookies Recipe with Light Sabers
These fun Light Saber Cookies are customizable with whatever force you feel like! On the dark side? That’s okay. So whether it’s green, blue (or even that scary shade of red), this easy Star Wars cookies recipe is great to make.
- For the cookies:
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 tsps. vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for rolling
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- Pinch of salt
For the decorating:
- Black buttercream
- Silver nonpareils
- Small pretzel sticks
- ½ cup green candy melts
- ½ cup blue candy melts
- 2 tsp. coconut oil, separated
- ½ cup green sugar sprinkles
- ½ cup blue sugar sprinkles
For the cookies:
Combine butter, sugar, and egg with a mixer until creamy. Add vanilla extract and mix through.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add the dry powder ingredients to your wet ingredients while mixing.
Once your cookie dough has formed, place it in plastic wrap and let set in the fridge for about one hour.
Once the cookie dough has hardened a little and set, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
On a floured surface, roll out cookie dough and cut out circular shapes (we used a cookie cutter about 2-3 inches in diameter). Place on lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart from each other.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (edges should be a light golden brown) and let cool on a rack.
To decorate Star Wars cookies:
Once your cookies are completely cool, spread black buttercream on the top of each cookie using an offset spatula.
Carefully place the silver nonpareils (pearl sprinkles) on the black buttercream. These sprinkles are the stars in the night sky.
Melt each of your candy melts in the microwave (separately), with a teaspoon of coconut oil in each bowl.
If you’re diplomatic, you’ll want both blue and green light sabers on your cookie. 😉
Dip a pretzel stick in its candy melt color and then dip it into sugar sprinkles of the same color. Set aside on a drying rack if you feel the icing is too runny and might fall off.
Once set and solid, place the colored light sabers on each cookie. Slightly press into the buttercream to make them stick.
May the force be with you!
Want more Star Wars Cookies ideas? Check out these Star Wars cookie cutters which are great for sugar cookies!