It’s finally fall, and StarWars.com has a treat perfect for Halloween season — one that is a pathway to many flavors some consider to be delicious.
Presenting Pumkpin Spice Palpatines: soft pumpkin-spiced cookies, cloaked and ready to show off the friendly smile of Darth Sidious himself.
Get into the seasonal spirit and make a batch of these for the apprentice in your life. Do it!
Pumpkin Spice Palpatines
- 2-¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup canned pumpkin
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Gray frosting ingredients:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 Tablespoons milk, as needed
- Black food gel dye
- Red icing
- Yellow icing
- Black fondant
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment.
Step 2: In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
Step 3: In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
Step 4: Stir in the pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla.
Step 5: Slowly add in the dry ingredients until combined.
Step 6: Use a scoop to create 2.5-inch balls of dough, flatten slightly. Place on the prepped baking sheets.
Step 7: Bake for 14 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Step 8: While the cookies are cooling, make the icing. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter while adding the sugar, a little at a time. Add the vanilla, then the milk as needed.
Step 9: Stir in the black food gel dye to get a grayish color.
Step 10: Use an offset spatula to frost the cookie.
Step 11: With a #7 tip, pipe the gray icing onto the cookie, creating the details of Palpatine’s face.
Step 12: Use #4 tips with red and yellow icings to create his eyes.
Step 13: Roll out and drape the black fondant around the cookie to create the cloak.
Step 14: When the icing has set, the cookies are ready to serve.
Finish your Pumpkin Spice Palpatines…and your journey toward the spice side will be complete!
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