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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Darth Vader Sandwich Cookies

If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that we are pretty big Star Wars fans around here.  So it wasn’t any stretch for me to do an R2D2 birthday cake for my son two years in a row. 

Yep.  Even though I made one last year, when we decided to go play laser tag with some friends for his birthday this year, it just seemed natural that another R2D2 cake would be in order.

R2D2 cake 4

But what to do with it…. that was the question.  As I’ve said before, instead of goodie bags full of junk that gets thrown away, I’d much rather send the kids home with a party favor that consists of a home baked treat of some kind.  But what could I do this year, other than iced sugar cookies, with a limited amount of time?  That was the question.

So I pulled back out my Star Wars cookie cutters and I wondered to myself, “You know, I’ve always wanted to make homemade Oreos… I wonder…”

“Google,” enter stage right.

So, I found (and “Pinned”) a blog post where someone had made green tea Yoda sandwich cookies.  I showed them to Nathan to see if he would be interested.  “No,” he said, “but I do want Darth Vader ‘Oreos’.”

Well, okay then. 

With a plan in place, I set to work.

I know that Bridget at the Bake at 350 blog had made homemade Oreos before, so that was the first place I looked.  And, in fact, it was the recipe I decided to use. 

I’d say it worked out pretty well for me.

Darth Vader-eos close up

Darth Vader-eos platter

DV Cookie Party Favor Bag

May the force be with you.  And my new 7 year old.