It’s the biggest night of the year for movies and we’re ready to celebrate! Gather the troops and root for your favorite nerdy nominations by throwing your very own geeky Oscars party. Themed treats and fancy decor are at the ready, so bring on the shiny and chrome statues!
With an impressive, most impressive five nominations, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an Academy Award contender and fan favorite. Round out the night with a sweet treat worthy of the Knights of Ren: First Order Raspberry Sandwich Cookies.
Sweet raspberry jam is sandwiched between two chocolate cookies that are embellished with the mark of the First Order. A perfect accompaniment to these dark desserts are sips of Blue Milk in shotglasses with sugared rims. Your party guests won’t be able to resist the power of these dark desserts.
First Order Raspberry Sandwich Cookies
– 2-inch First Order cookie cutter
– raspberry jam
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/4 cup cocoa powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
– pinch of salt
– 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 egg
In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla to the butter mixture.
Slowly add the flour mixture until combined.
Mix on medium high until the dough pulls away from the bowl.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge.
When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment.
Roll out the dough to 3/8” thick. Flour the First Order cookie cutter* and cut out the shapes. Move the cookies to the prepped baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Add raspberry jelly to one cookie, then press a second cookie on top to sandwich together and serve.
*First Order cookie cutter by Sweet Prints Inc.
IMAGES: Jenn Fujikawa