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FIX YOURSELF SOME MON CALAMARI HOLIDAY SWEATER COOKIES

If your family is doing ugly sweater cookies, consider making these Mon Calamari holiday sweaters cookies for the Star Wars fans in your family. StarWars.com brings us some fun from the galaxy.

 

These cookies are a fragrant gingerbread ode to Mon Calamari seaport fashion, with sugary icing standing in for a warm cable knit sweater. As you can see, this tasty Mon Cala native is all dressed up for the holidays and ready to celebrate in style.

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Mon Calamari Holiday Sweater Cookies

  • cookie cutter
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Icing ingredients:

  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 6-8 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • Teal food gel dye

Decorating ingredients:

  • Yellow candy melts
  • Black icing
  • Holiday sprinkles

Directions:

Step 1: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and brown sugar until combined.

Step 3: Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla, stirring until just 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 in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.

Step 6: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

Step 7: Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the head, then a knife to cut out the sweater shape. Transfer the dough pieces onto the prepped baking sheets.

Step 8: Bake for 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Step 9: In the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, stir the powdered sugar, meringue powder, water, and food coloring. Beat well, adding water as needed for piping consistency.

Step 10: Transfer the icing to a piping bag with a #7 tip. Create an outline for the sweater, then flood the center with more icing. Use a toothpick to clean up the edges. Lightly shake the cookie to even out the icing. Add holiday sprinkles onto the wet icing. Let dry for 25 minutes.

Step 11: Pipe details onto the edges and cuffs of the sweater. Let dry for 20 minutes.

Step 12: Use icing to secure two candy melts on the side of the head for the eyes.

Step 13: With a #4 tip and black icing, add the pupils.

Step 14: When all the icing is dry, the cookies are ready to serve.

Source: Star Wars

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.