Geek Sweets: Star Wars Christmas Cookies

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For Star Wars fans, there's no better time to make AT-AT ugly Christmas sweater cookies! With a few simple techniques, you can wrap yourself up in these sweaters just in time for a trip to Hoth.

(Image: Brooke Wolin, Demand Media)

Things You'll Need

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Sweater cookie cutter
  • Royal icing in red and white
  • Scribe tool
  • Decorator piping bags
  • Decorating tips #1 and #3
  • Small paintbrush
  • Vodka or lemon extract
Cutting out a sweater-shaped cookie
Cutting out a sweater-shaped cookie (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll the cookie dough to about 1/2" thickness, and use a sweater cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.

Cookies on a baking sheet
Cookies on a baking sheet (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Outlining and filling sweater cookie with royal icing
Outlining and filling sweater cookie with royal icing (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Using flood consistency royal icing in red and a tip #3, outline and fill the cookie. Use a scribe tool to evenly distribute the icing. Let dry overnight.

Flooded sweater cookie
Flooded sweater cookie (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Tip

  • If cookies are splotchy after drying, pop them in the oven and turn on the light. Do not turn on the oven. The warmth of the light will even out the color out in a few hours.

Decorating Star Wars ugly sweater cookie
Decorating Star Wars ugly sweater cookie (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Using stiff consistency royal icing in white and a tip #1, pipe a horizontal line across the center of the cookie.

Decorating Star Wars ugly sweater cookie
Decorating Star Wars ugly sweater cookie (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Pipe two rows of alternating dots followed by another line underneath.

Piping royal icing TIE Fighter
Piping royal icing TIE Fighter (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Next, pipe an oval for the TIE Fighter. Use a paint brush lightly dipped in vodka to shape the oval if needed.

Tip

  • Use vodka or lemon extract because it evaporates faster than water.

Piping TIE Fighter wings
Piping TIE Fighter wings (Image: Jenny Arzate)

To make the wings, pipe two curved lines and connect them to the oval. Repeat twice.

Piping an ugly Christmas sweater
Piping an ugly Christmas sweater (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Pipe a trio of dots between each TIE Fighter followed by two horizontal lines underneath all three ships. Create a zigzag pattern in the empty space then fill with dots along both lines and between the zigzags.

Making an ugly Christmas sweater flower
Making an ugly Christmas sweater flower (Image: Jenny Arzate)

To make the flower, pipe a small diamond shape for the first petal. Use a scribe tool to refine the edges. Repeat four more times to complete it.

Making ugly Christmas sweater flowers
Making ugly Christmas sweater flowers (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Repeat this process twice more to make three flowers then pipe several dots in the negative space to create a snow effect.

Making ugly Christmas sweater cookies
Making ugly Christmas sweater cookies (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Pipe a horizontal line at the top of the sweater followed by a small circle just above center in the empty space. Pipe a vertical line to connect the circle to the line underneath it.

Piping a royal icing Christmas tree
Piping a royal icing Christmas tree (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Starting from the bottom, pipe short lines across the vertical then a few around the circle. Voila! A Christmas tree.

Making a royal icing Star Wars AT-AT
Making a royal icing Star Wars AT-AT (Image: Jenny Arzate)

To make the AT-AT, pipe the body first followed by the feet. Use a scribe tool to manipulate the icing into the correct shapes. Pipe thin lines for the legs and use a paintbrush dipped in vodka to smooth them out.

Making a royal icing Star Wars AT-AT
Making a royal icing Star Wars AT-AT (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Make a second AT-AT and pipe dots in the negative space to create a snow effect. Next, pipe five circles above the AT-ATs and connect them to the horizontal line. Fill the space between them with several dashes.

Piping a Rebel Alliance Star Wars logo
Piping a Rebel Alliance Star Wars logo (Image: Jenny Arzate)

Pipe four circles with a dot inside each above the line, leaving enough space in the center for the Rebel Alliance emblem. Pipe a small amount of icing in the center and use a scribe tool or paintbrush to shape it into the emblem. Add dots around the emblem and circles.

Star Wars AT-AT Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookie
Star Wars AT-AT Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookie (Image: Jenny Arzate)

To finish the Star Wars AT-AT ugly Christmas sweater, pipe detailing on the neck and sleeves so it is not too bare everywhere else.

And that's it!

May the Force be with you all.

If you love Star Wars and Christmas cookies, check out These ARE the Star Wars Christmas Cookies You’re Looking For

(Image: Brooke Wolin, Demand Media)

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