Tuesday, December 14, 2010

star wars gingerbread men....!


....or maybe gingerstar men....or starbread men....or starwarsmen.....or.....ok you get the picture....right?

....so 'tis the season for royal icing decorated holiday cookies....!....they are all over the blogosphere......and who doesn't love a good cookie with some hardened icing all over it....and if it's gingerbread...even better!.....if i haven't mentioned....we have star wars freaks living here.....lots of star wars paraphernalia all over the house.....like these coloring books......

.....for 3po, artoo, and the clone trooper "cookie cutters"....started with parchment and traced the dudes....cut them out and then traced onto cardboard....or some cardstock will do too....

...roll out your favorite cookie dough and cut out (just used a knife).......and bake....to get these unidentifiable cookie blobs.....

.....will leave the explanation of how to make royal icing and how to best decorate cookies to the pros (and there are definitely great experts out there---you make it look so easy!)....anyway...did the piping freehand by looking at the coloring book picture.....it took a bit of time...definitely get set up and have your royal icing colors ready to go.....picked the characters with the least amount of colors so i didn't need a ton of different colors for these......definitely amateur as you can see the black outline bled onto poor artoo.....(didn't have the patience to make sure the first layer was totally dry....lesson learned)....his red light is a cinnamon candy.....

....for those of you going...."but star wars doesn't scream christmas or hanukkah or even kwanzaa".....maybe you can say 3po is kinda santa and artoo....his little elf friend....that works right...?.....actually if you are a star wars freak as well.....you probably don't really need a holiday to celebrate these guys anyway.....

....and actually.....these little guys were so much easier and so much more fun....the kids actually picked these to eat before the other ones......had i known that i would have saved myself a couple hours this weekend.....!

.....would have done more characters too.....maybe set up a star wars scene....!....and for those of you hard core episode 4, 5, and 6 fans....screaming...."i can't believe she did a clone trooper and not a storm trooper!".....will tell you the same thing i told the 40 year old kid living here....these are not for you....they are for the real kids....and you know they really like episode 1, 2, and yes 3......sorry......!








14 comments :

  1. these look great-my boys would LOVE these!

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  2. Those are amazing! I have no skills like that, so I am in awe of your decorating! My husband would die for cookies like that on our holiday table - who doesn't like Star Wars for Christmas? :)

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  3. These are super cute! i would never have thought to cut the cookies this way!

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  4. What amazing detail! You're so ambitious!

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  5. I think we will be making these this weekend. The decorating is just beautiful. Mine will probably look more like blobs of color, but I'm sure the effort will be appreciated.

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  6. How fun!

    Jen
    www.dishesandsocks.com

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  7. This blows my mind!!! I've stopped making complicated kids cookies for exactly the reason you said. But this adult is sure glad you did!!!

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  8. These are so cool! Anytime is a good time for Star Wars! I did some for Valentine's Day :D Loved seeing the process and love the look of these!

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