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Cookie Week: That’s no moon! It’s a Death Star Oreo!

Death Star Oreo Clones

This holiday season, deck the halls with the blood of fallen minions! These Death Star Oreos are stuffed with filling as white as a Stormtrooper’s armor, lightly laced with a blood red peppermint stripe. If you’ve never made custom Oreos before you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to add them to your holiday cookie rotation. There is no try – only do!

Death Star Oreo Cookies


Dark Side Cookie Dough:
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup butter
2 large eggs
½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ⅓ cups Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
1 ½ cups all purpose flour

Light Side Filling:
8 tbsp butter
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp peppermint extract
3 cups confectioners sugar
½ cup peppermint chips (optional)


Throw the sugar, butter, eggs, salt, and vanilla into the saarlac pit and let your tentacles beat them into a soupy mess. If you’re saarlac is satiated, you could always use a hand mixer.

Once your formerly solid adversaries have been beaten into paste, mix in your cocoa powder. When the cocoa powder turns your sweet mix as black as the emperor’s cloak, lighten things up a bit with the flour.

Grab a couple pieces of parchment paper and slap half your dough between them. Roll it down until it’s no more than ¼ inch thick.

If you happen to have Death Star or Darth Vader cookie cutters, go wild with them. If you don’t, go ahead and cut them into circles. No sane person will turn down home made Oreo’s, regardless of how they’re shaped.

Regardless of how they’re shaped, bake your cookies at 325F for about 20 minutes. You want them crisp all the way through but not browned. If you let them go into the dark side, you’ll end up with blackened, bitter messes you’ll have to force choke anyone into eating.

Slide the cookies onto a rack and let them cool like a freshly killed tauntaun. While the heat radiates away from their little bodies, mix up your creamy filling.

Add the butter, vegetable shortening, and peppermint extract to a bowl and beat them like this WAS the disobedient droid you’re looking for. Try to introduce it all to the light side by mixing in all the powdered sugar. You can’t do all that training without a little blood, so fold in the flaked peppermint chips to give it some rakish scabs and sores.

Spoon about 1 tbsp filling onto the back of a Death Star and flatten another one on top of it until you have a nearly three dimensional space station. Use the edge of your light saber to trim away any rebellious filling that tries to escape.

You should end up with about forty complete sandwich cookies – at least, until the wookies get to them.

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