In case you've been living under a rock, in a land without access to the Cartoon Network and your age falls outside the range of 7 - 11 years old and you've never heard of Star Wars (wait - is that possible?) - then you don't know that last Friday was the season premier of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season Three".
Let's just pause a moment to let the sounds of the "Hallelujah Chorus" die down.
Because, my rock-dwelling, non-cable-enjoying, non-Star Wars-loving friends, if you missed this premier, your life is going to spiral downward into a series of unfortunate events (to borrow a phrase from my close, personal friend, the Pioneer Woman).
My kids have been counting the days until this event. Checking and rechecking the cable listings every Friday night and bugging the heck out of me. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Hallelujah Chorus) is an event of such magnitude that they will turn down sleepovers with their friends to watch it. Unless of course, the friends in question feel the same way and schedule their Fridays around it, too. Then everybody's happy.
So, how to celebrate this momentous occasion? Definitely with snacks. Most definitely.
So . . .
Remember these cookie cutters? I got them last July with my precious William-Sonoma gift card. A fabulous way to spend it, by the way.
Here's what the cookie cutters look like. You roll the dough out about a 1/4 " thick and cut them out. Then, you push down on the plunger-spring-thingie and it makes the decorative impression in the dough. Super easy!
And oh so appropriate for the night's festivities.
Here's what they looked like, baked, and before you get any ideas about me making royal icing and doing things like "flooding" and "outlining" to make the cookies look like the ones on the package . . . . let me just say this:
HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
I think you know me better than that.
Boba Fett. Instead of the grayish green that is appropriate for Boba, we went with what we had.
The same for Yoda. No slime green sanding sugar hanging out in my cupboard. Yoda was a lovely shade of mint green.
The Storm Trooper was easy - white sugar I have. Hey! I sound like Yoda!
"The cookies, you will make. With you, the Force will be."
And that brings us to Darth Vader. Super villain and evil practitioner of the dark side of the Force. Former Jedi knight but without a scrap of nice-guy left in him. Also with a terrible asthma problem. Dude could have used an inhaler but that's another subject for another post.
How could we convey the absolute monster Darth Vader is, in cookie form? We'd need to call on every ounce of artistic ability. We'd need to -
- make him pink?
In our house, Darth Vader, the most feared dude in the universe, is not afraid to explore his feminine side.
Besides, the pink brings out his eyes.