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STAR WARS Death Star Valentine Cookies

STAR WARS Death Star Valentine Cookies

That’s no moon, it’s a cookie! When it comes to the Dark Side, everyone knows The Empire is known for their compassion, tenderness, and love. Wait, no… that’s not right at all. Still, there’s something about Valentine’s Day that warms the heart, even the heart of a deadly space station.

It’s impossible to have a very bad feeling about cookies, pink ones at that. Paired with a tall glass of blue milk… it is useless to resist. These cookies will blow up your heart.

Star Wars Death Star Valentine CookiesDeath Star Valentine Cookies
(makes 24)

Star Wars Death Star Cookies

you’ll need:
Death Star cookie cutter from Williams-Sonoma
heart cookie cutter

ingredients:
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
– pinch of salt
– 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
pink food gel dye

In a bowl whisk together the flour, 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.

Add a few drop of pink food gel dye and stir.

Slowly add the flour mixture until combined. The flour will lighten the color so add more food gel dye if necessary.

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.

Roll out the dough to ⅜” thick. Use a Death Star cookie cutter* to cut out the shapes, then go back over it with a 2-inch heart cutter*, making sure you get all the details inside the heart.

Move the cookies to the prepped baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

*Death Star Cookie Cutter by Williams-Sonoma and heart cookie cutters available on amazon.com.

What sort of geeky treats are you making this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Instagram, and don’t forget to enter our Valentine’s Day giveaway!

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