Peanut butter cookies with a Star Wars Twist! A one bowl recipe!
Chewbacca is a well loved character in the Star Wars franchise. Chewbacca “Chewie” is of the Wookie species from the planet Kashyyyk. His best friend is Captain Han Solo and together they have wonderful adventures! Chewbacca is a warrior, smuggler, and a resistance warrior.
May 4th is Star Wars Day. The date is significant because it is a pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” by saying “May the Fourth be with you”. Legend has it that the phrase “May the Fourth be with you” was first used on May 4, 1979, which was also the day that Margaret Thatcher took office as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. The first organized Star Wars Day took place in 2011 in Toronto, Canada. Have a Happy Star Wars Day!
Chewy Chewbacca Wookie Cookies Recipe
Yields 12 cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes Bake Time 11-16 minutes Inactive Time 10 minutes
Drink Pairing Suggestion: Milk
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
Garnish: mini marshmallows or regular sized marshmallows cut in small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Take a large bowl and cream together butter and sugar.
Add the egg, peanut butter, and vanilla extract to the bowl and stir.
Sift in the flour and stir until the dough is smooth.
Add mounds of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, 3 inches apart. Each mound will be made up of 2 tablespoons of dough.
Take a fork and press down on the dough to make a crisscross pattern.
Bake the cookies in the oven for 11-16 minutes.
Let the cookies cool and rest for 10 minutes
Decoration: melt the chocolate and draw a thick diagonal line on the cookie, this will create Chewbacca’s belt. Add the marshmallows to give the belt details. Lastly, in chocolate, draw an adorable Wookie face!
This is a great activity to do with the kids! Have the kids help you mix the cookie dough, press the dough with a fork, or decorate the cookies!
Feel free to pair off these cookies with any dairy substitute beverage of choice. Oat milk and Almond milk also pair well.
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