For some of us, May the 4th is the most important day of the year. Why? It’s our chance to celebrate the trilogy of trilogies known as the Star Wars saga! And Wookie Cookies (they’re chewy!) are a must in our household this day. Here’s how you can make you own!
- 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger*
- 1 and 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon*
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves*
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg*
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar + 1/3 cup for rolling
- 1/4 cup dark molasses
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* Don’t worry if you don’t have these ingredients in your kitchen. The molasses is the most important part.
- Whisk the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together until combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and both sugars together on high speed until creamy and combined, about 2 minutes. Add the molasses and beat until combined. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
- On low speed, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be slightly sticky. Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into balls. Roll each in granulated sugar and arrange 3 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until edges appear set.
- Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
You don’t have to decorate your cookies, but for us, that’s part of the fun. Use the picture above as a guide (hint: we used frosting and white chocolate chips) or experiment with other edible spreads like peanut butter, Nutella, or marshmallow!