In honour of the release of The Last Jedi this week, why not make some BB-8 cookies? They would look amazing at your Star Wars release party! And don’t pretend like you are not going to host one 😉
173 gr butter, softened
200 gr white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
350 gr all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large round cookie cutter
1 small round cookie cutter
160 gr powdered sugar
30-45 ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Orange food dye
Black food dye
Pastry bag or plastic bag
How to bake
1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and smooth.
2. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
3. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
4. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill the dough for at least one hour or overnight.
5. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.5 cm) thick.
7. Cut with the cookie cutters. Place the smaller circle on top of the larger, connecting the edges to create BB-8’s head.
8. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheets lined with baking paper.
9. Bake the cookies for about 6 to 8 minutes until they are a light golden brown.
10. Let them cool completely before icing.
1. Combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract to create the icing.
2. Separate the white icing into three different bowls.
3. Make in one of the bowls the icing orange, in the second the icing black and in the last, drop a small amount of black food dye into the icing to make it grey.
4. Transfer the icing colours into individual pastry bags for piping.
5. Pipe the entire cookies white and let it dry.
6. Pipe the orange, black, and grey details onto the now dry white icing and let it dry completely.