Friday, March 30, 2012

Qui-Gon Jinn-ger Snaps Star Wars Recipe DIY with my son

So excited when my 11 year old son, Blaze brought home a Star Wars cookbook. At first I thought he only brought it home because he reads, studies and KNOWS all things Star Wars. But he actually wanted to make some of the recipes. It touched my heart. He starts middle school next year and the fact that he wanted to spend some time with me, really meant the world.
We had a lot of fun looking at the ingredients, running to the store and preparing.
He was a little disappointed that this is a roll cookie recipe which meant we needed to let the dough chill before baking, BUT it was great for me because I had to run to Brownie's.
So we got to enjoy the making process 2 days in a row.

So here is a recipe from The Star Wars CookBook II

4 Cups Flour
1 TBS ginger
1 TSP Cinnamon
1 TSP nutmeg
1 TSP salt
1/2 TSP baking soda
2 sticks butter
2/3 cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cups molasses
1/4 cup apricot jam (we used fruit preserves, all we could find)
2 TBS powdered sugar

1. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, spices, salt and baking soda all together.
2. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until creamy. Add half the dry mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well blended. Pour in the molasses and beat until mixed. Scrape down he sides of the mixer bowl and add the remaining dry mixture and mix until well combined.
3.Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
4.Preheat oven to 350 Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper (We didn't do this)
5.On a floured surface, roll out the dough 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin.
6.Cut the cookies into rounds with the cookie cutters. To make the door that Qui-Gon cuts through with his lightsaber, use the largest round cutters, and with a knife, cut small crescent shapes out of the center of half the cookies.
7.Bake for 12-15 minutes
8.While the cookies are baking which the apricot jam and powdered sugar together until smooth
(DOUBLE THE RECIPES for the filling)
9.After the cookies have cooled, spread teaspoon if the filling on 1 cookie and top it with another.

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