Dessert, May the 4th, Star Wars

Wookie Cookies – A Cookie Inspired by Star Wars

Enjoy a festive treat inspired by Chewbacca from Star Wars! These Wookie Cookies are simple chocolate oatmeal cookies dressed up like Chewie.

Celebrate Star Wars Day with everyone’s favorite Wookiee co-pilot, Chewbacca. These fun Wookie Cookies are delicious chocolate oatmeal cookies packed with semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are decorated to resemble Chewbacca using icing.

Chocolate oatmeal Wookie Cookies with icing utility belts on a wooden tray.

These Wookiee Cookies are the perfect treat for any Star Wars fan. They are great for May the Fourth, a Star Wars party, or a Star Wars movies marathon.

What is a Wookiee?

A Wookiee is an alien species from the Star Wars Universe. They are taller and stronger than humans and completely covered in hair. Wookies come from a forest planet called Kashyyk which was invaded by the Empire in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The most famous Wookie is Chewbacca, aka Chewie. Chewbacca is a supporting character from the Star Wars original trilogy. He is the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon and Han Solo’s best friend. Chewbacca is one of Star Wars’ most popular characters. You can “meet” and take pictures with him at various locations in the Disney theme parks.

Inspired by the Original Wookie Cookie

My recipe for Wookie Cookies was inspired by the official Wookiee Cookie found at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. This is an oatmeal sandwich cookie with a vanilla cream center. Each cookie sandwich is topped with a milk chocolate sash that resembles Chewbacca’s utility belt, or bandolier. The Wookiee Cookie is available at Backlot Express in Hollywood Studies. It’s one of my favorite park snacks!

Ingredients like flour, sugar, oats, and cocoa for homemade Wookie Cookies.

Ingredients for Chocolate Wookie Cookies

  • Unsalted Butter – Room temperature, softened, unsalted butter is best for this recipe because it already calls for salt.
  • Light Brown Sugar – Brown sugar has a rich molasses flavor that perfectly compliments the chocolate. If you don’t have light brown sugar, dark brown sugar is a great alternative.
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Egg – In cookies, eggs help hold the cookie dough together. An egg helps prevent the cookies from being too dry and crumbly.
  • Vanilla – Deepen the flavor of the cookies with a splash of vanilla extract.
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder – Baking powder helps cookies rise and spread while baking. This recipe calls for a very small amount of baking powder.
  • Salt 
  • Cocoa Powder – Make these cookies chocolatey with a bit of cocoa powder. I used a dark cocoa powder, which resulted in less sweet cookies. Use regular cocoa powder for a more sweet chocolate flavor.
  • Chocolate Chips – I love chocolate chips in any cookie. They add a delicious flavor. 
  • Quick Cook Oats – The oats in the oatmeal cookies are what give these cookies their texture. The oatmeal also resembles the differences in color in a Wookiee’s fur. Quick cook oats are best because they require less time to cook.
  • Black Writing Gel Icing This gel icing makes drawing on the cookies incredibly simple! The black is for Chewbacca’s ammo belt. Purchase this icing at the grocery store, or make homemade icing and dye it black. The storebought icing eliminates the need for a piping bag or extra work.
  • Silver Gel Icing – Silver icing goes on the black utility belt to signify the many silver storage compartments. It’s easiest to purchase this icing.
Chocolate oatmeal Wookie Cookies with icing utility belts on a wooden tray.

How to Make Wookie Cookies

These Chewbacca Cookies are the perfect addition to any Star Wars party. They are simple and easy to store while you wait for your guests to arrive!

Step One – First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step Two – Next, combine room-temperature butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer to cream the sugar and butter together until they reach a smooth consistency.

Step Three – Then stir the eggs into the creamed butter and sugar. Stir by hand until well combined.

Step Four – Add the cocoa powder to the wet ingredients.

Step Five – Next, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix by hand, or with a mixer, until the flour is well incorporated.

Step Six – Finally, add chocolate chips and oatmeal to the batter and stir.

Step Seven – Use a 1-inch cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough. Or use a regular spoon and roll the dough into 1″ balls with your hands. Gently press each ball down using your fingers.

Step Eight – Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Step Nine – Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely. Then use black icing to draw a bandolier diagonally across each cookie. I find it easiest to use prepackaged black gel icing. But feel free to make homemade frosting and dye it black.

Step Ten – Finally, add 4 silver dots using the Silver Metallic Gel Icing. These represent the silver storage compartments on the bandolier.

Serve these delicious cookies with a side of Blue Milk or with other fun Star Wars-themed snacks.

How to Store Wookie Cookies

Store these Star Wars cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. Or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. They should last 5 days to a week. They are great for making in advance for a Star Wars birthday party or special movie night.

Chocolate oatmeal Wookie Cookies with icing utility belts on a wooden tray.

Celebrate May the Fourth with everyone’s favorite Wookie and make these festive Wookie Cookies. They are perfect for a Star Wars movie marathon or a themed party.

More Fun Star Wars-Inspired Recipes

Chocolate oatmeal Wookie Cookies with icing utility belts on a wooden tray.

Wookie Cookies

Enjoy a festive treat inspired by Chewbacca from Star Wars! These Wookie Cookies are simple chocolate oatmeal cookies dressed up like Chewie.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baked Goods
Servings 24 cookies

Equipment

  • electric hand mixer
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • 1 1" cookie scoop
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Combine room-temperature butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer until they reach a smooth consistency.
  • Stir the eggs into the creamed butter and sugar.
  • Add the cocoa powder to the wet ingredients.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix by hand, or with a mixer, until the flour is well incorporated.
  • Add chocolate chips and oatmeal to the batter and stir.
  • Use a 1-inch cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough. Gently press each ball down using your fingers.
  • Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
  • Use black icing to draw a bandolier diagonally across each cookie. Add 4 silver dots using Silver Metallic Gel Icing.
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