It’s almost Star Wars Day! And what better way to celebrate May the 4th than by honoring the droids of the Star Wars universe.
The newest droid on the scene is D-O, a little uni-roller who will debut this December in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Paying tribute to the pint-sized counterpart requires a one-of-a-kind cookie, one that is just as exceptional as BB’s little friend, and these cookies — like their inspiration — actually move.
Like building any droid, it may take some patience to piece this recipe together, but in the end you’ll have a fun, entertaining snack. And don’t worry about eating your creation; nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Spinning D-O Cookies
What You’ll Need:
- D-O template
- Green food coloring
- Black fondant
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- Zest of half a lemon
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons meringue powder
- 6 Tablespoons warm water
- Black food gel dye
Step 1: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, ginger, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Step 3: Add the lemon zest, egg, and vanilla, until combined.
Step 4: Slowly add in the dry ingredients just until the dough comes together.
Step 5: Split the dough into two and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until ready to use.
Step 6: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with baking mats or parchment paper.
Step 7: Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use template to cut out shapes, then transfer onto the prepped baking sheets.
Step 8: Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack.
Step 9: In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir together the powdered sugar and meringue powder. Slowly add the water until the icing is combined. Add a teaspoon of water if necessary, to get the right consistency.
Step 10: Separate one cup of icing into a bowl, then stir in the food gel dye to color the icing black.
Step 11: Place the remaining white icing into a piping bag.
Step 12: Use the icing to attach pieces 2 and 3 to piece 1, forming the base. Let set.
Step 13: While those pieces are drying, use the icing to pipe an outline onto pieces 4 and 5. Flood with icing, then use a toothpick to clean up the edges. Let dry.
Step 13: When the icing is dry, use a clean kitchen paintbrush and the green food gel dye to color in the green areas.
Step 14: Place the black icing in the piping bag and add the finishing details. Let dry.
Step 15: Lay piece 4 over the assembled base. Do not secure in place with icing, this is the piece that will move.
Step 17: Use icing to secure piece 5 onto the base.
Step 18: Once all the icing has dried, the cookies are complete and ready to spin.
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