Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now streaming on Disney+ along with the rest of the Skywalker saga!
And to celebrate, I’m sharing a new Star Wars cookie recipe inspired by it.
It’s no secret that Kylo Ren, aka Ben Solo, is a favorite character for many. So in the latest film, when Ben Solo makes an appearance in his “good boy” sweater, the internet exploded.
To be honest, I think we should have seen this coming, after all, there was a similar phenomena last fall with Chris Evans’ sweater in Knives Out.
People love a good knit sweater, and who can blame them?
Since I’ve been making entertainment-inspired sweater cookies for the last several months — check out my Harry Potter, Mister Rogers, and Knives Out sweater cookies — it seemed necessary to give Ben Solo’s “good boy” sweater the same treatment.
Ben Solo’s “Good” Boy Sweater Cookies — Star Wars Cookie Recipe
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What You Need:
- Sweater sugar cookies (here’s a recipe I love to use for sugar cookies and my sweater cookie cutter)
- 2 sticks of salted butter, room temperature
- 1 lb. of powdered sugar (half of a bag)
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 2-3 tbsp. milk
- Gel food coloring — black
- 1 icing bag and icing coupler
- Basketweave icing tip
First prepare your “sweaters” — aka your sugar cookies! Prepare your favorite sugar cookie dough and cut your cookies out with this sweater cookie cutter. Need a sugar cookie recipe? Here’s one I often use.
Next prepare your buttercream icing. While cookies aren’t always iced with buttercream, but more commonly royal icing, I chose to use buttercream since I knew it would easily hold the “sweater fabric” design I was after. (And it’s also delicious!)
Using a stand or hand mixer, first beat the softened butter (I let my stand mixer go for several minutes until the butter mixture is creamy). Then add the vanilla and a tablespoon or so of milk until blended and smooth. Slowly add your powdered sugar until all of it is incorporated. Next, add an additional tablespoon of milk or so, if needed, until you reach your desired frosting consistency. Taste test to be sure it’s perfect!
Color your buttercream with black food coloring. Prepare an icing bag with your basketweave tip and fill it with your black buttercream.
Fill in the body of the sweater with straight lines of buttercream to form a sweater-knit pattern.
Next, fill in both arms with buttercream rows.
Lastly, ice a straight line horizontally across the neck for the sweater collar.
And there you have it! Ben Solo’s “good boy” sweater cookies! Pair with your choice of blue or green milk!