Enjoy These Holiday Hug Wookiee Cookies (With Optional Candy Cane or Porg)

Embrace this tasty walking carpet treat with StarWars.com's easy recipe.

Wookiees may be able to pull people’s arms out of their sockets, but they are also known to give the best hugs. These fun cookies feature the Kashyyyk natives holding tight onto a sweet holiday candy cane. Look closely and you may even spot Chewbacca holding onto a tiny edible pie porg…

Whether you’re celebrating Life Day or another holiday this season, family and friends would love to receive a few of these huggable, festive, Chewie treats.

Holiday Hug Wookiee Cookies. Five cookies, in the shape of Wookiees, lie on a wooden board hugging candy canes.

Holiday Hug Wookiee Cookies

What You’ll Need:

Chewbacca cookie cutter from ThinkGeek

Piping tips

Black icing

White icing

Mini candy canes

Pie porgs, if desired



3 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Step 1: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and brown sugar until combined.

Step 3: Add the egg and vanilla, then slowly add in the dry ingredients just until the dough comes together.

Step 4: Split the dough into two and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until you are ready to use.

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

A cookie cutter in the shape of a Wookiee lies next to cookie dough with the cutter's imprint.

Step 6: Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut and press the shapes, then transfer them onto the prepped baking sheets.

A Wookiee made from cookie dough holds a metal piping tip between its hands.

Step 7: Place a piping tip in the center of the cookie. Carefully fold the arms over to grasp the piping tip.

Step 8: Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, slowly slide out the piping tip.

A piping tip squeezes black icing onto a baked Holiday Hug Wookiee Cookie to created the cookie's eyes and nose.

Step 9: With a #4 tip and black icing, add the eye details. Then use a #4 tip and white icing to add the teeth. Let the icing dry.

A Holiday Hug Wookiee Cookie holds a pie porg between its arms.

Step 10: To serve, place an unwrapped candy cane into Chewbacca’s arms, also add pie porgs if using.

Enjoy this holiday treat, which is sure to please from Kashyyyk to Ahch-To.

Jenn Fujikawa is a lifestyle and food writer. Follow her on Twitter at @justjenn and check her Instagram @justjennrecipes and blog www.justjennrecipes.com for even more Star Wars food photos.