Yoda Cookies

Yoda Cookies for Father's Day

An easy peppermint shortbread recipe from Rosanna Pansino. Learn how to make adorable Yoda cookies for dad on Father's Day! "Yoda Best, Dad!"

Makes 3 dozen

Things you'll need

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • White, black and brown royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #1 tips
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Large bowl
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Plastic wrap
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment
  • Yoda cookie cutter
  • Small offset spatula
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup, mix together egg yolks, cream and peppermint extract.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt until well combined.
  4. Use a hand mixer to cut butter into the dry mixture until crumbly and well combined.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until dough forms.
  6. Divide the dough in half and plastic wrap it in disks. Refrigerate for one hour.
  7. Roll out the dough to just thicker than ¼ an inch and use a cookie cutter to cut out Yoda faces.
  8. Place cookies onto a cookie sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes and allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use white, brown and black royal icing to fill in the eyes.
  2. TaDa! These Yoda Cookies are ready to “eat or eat not, there is no ‘try’!
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