Let me just say it, I’ve been baking A LOT of Star Wars recipes lately!
A question I get frequently is always, what do you do with all of the cakes and pies you bake? Btw — totally fair question! Ironically, I don’t have a big sweet tooth, nor does my husband. So the majority of the time, I time my baking with family gatherings, dinners, or I take them to my work office to enjoy.
Star Wars Baking Challenge — Week 8, The Last Jedi
For week 8 of my Star Wars Baking Challenge, I found the perfect treat that requires NO BAKING! Just Nutter Butter cookies and a little bit of royal icing.
You see, one of my favorite creatures from The Last Jedi, episode VIII from the Skywalker Saga, are the porgs! And porgs coincidently resemble the shape of a Nutter Butter cookie.
Just dress the cookie up with a bit of icing, and soon you’ll have a flock of big-eyed, puffin-like cuties.
Pair your flock of porg cookies with a cup of green milk — aka white hot chocolate with green food coloring — and you’ve got the perfect treat.
Easy Porg Cookies Inspired by Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi
What You Need:
- Nutter Butter cookies
- Food coloring — black, orange, brown
- Icing bags and icing tips (I used a Wilton no. 2)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of meringue powder
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of water
- Toothpicks (just a couple)
- Wax paper
Prepare your royal icing by combining the meringue powder, powdered sugar, and water in a bowl. Mix well to combine. In totally, three icing colors will be made. Split the icing evenly between three bowls. Color one bowl each with black, brown, and orange food coloring.
Tip: add more water to thin your icing or add more powdered sugar to thicken it. I’m a royal icing beginner, so I chose to use a thicker icing, helping it to retain the shape I wanted as I iced my patterns.
Add each icing color to an icing bag with a round icing tip (I used a Wilton no. 2).
Place the Nutter Butter cookies on a piece of parchment paper, then take your black icing bag and add two round eyeballs, a frown, and two small nostrils.
Let your black icing dry for a few minutes, then take your orange icing and ice from one side of the head to the other side of the head, letting the icing “rest” against the tops of the eyes. Use a toothpick to help smooth the icing and perfect your edges.
Again, let your icing dry for a few minutes, then take your brown icing and ice a wing on the cookie. Start by outlining the edge, directly below the orange icing, and following the edge of the cookie to the bottom half, adding the shape of a wing. Use a toothpick to help smooth the icing and perfect the edges.
Let your icing dry for several minutes. Then, if needed, touch up the eyes and any other section of the cookie.
Have You Been Following My Star Wars Baking Challenge?
Check out my other Star Wars recipes as I countdown to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!
—> Queen Amidala Cake Inspired by The Phantom Menace
—> Anakin and Padme Pear Pie Inspired by Attack of the Clones
—> Obi-Wan and Anakin Mustafar Cake Inspired by Revenge of the Sith
—> R2-D2 and C-3PO Tatooine Sunset Cake Inspired by A New Hope
—> AT-AT Hoth Cream Pie Inspired by The Empire Strikes Back
—> Endor Forest Cake Inspired by Return of the Jedi
—> Kylo Ren and Rey Lightsaber Cake Inspired by The Force Awakens
–> The Rise of Skywalker Pie
—> Mandalorian Pumpkin Pie Inspired by Disney+’s The Mandalorian