Baby Yoda Cookies for Watching The Mandalorian on Disney+ This Season
Taking place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, The Mandalorian follows a nameless bounty hunter struggling to earn a living after the fall of the Empire. As a member of the dwindling warrior-religion of Mandalorians, the bounty hunter never reveals his face, seldom speaks, and always gets the job done. But the Mandalorian’s values are put to the test when a mysterious client hires him to find and deliver a valuable asset. The Mandalorian discovers the prized bounty is an alien infant of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda. Forsaking the laws of bounty hunting, the Mandalorian puts it upon himself to keep the child safe from harm.
Created by Jon Favreau (Director of Iron Man, 2019’s The Lion King), The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as the titular bounty hunter. The series will have several guest directors including The Clone War’s Dave Filoni, Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, and actress Bryce Dallas Howard. After the series premiered on Disney’s streaming platform Disney+, the internet became quickly fascinated with the cute “Baby Yoda,” referred to in marketing materials as “The Child.” Due to the secrecy of the Child’s role in the series, merchandise featuring the character was delayed, creating a greater demand.
Even though “The Child” was under wraps for so long, it didn’t take long at all for him to take the Star Wars fandom by storm. And with me spending a lot of this holiday season watching Disney+ (see my list of best Christmas things on Disney+ here), I thought it befitting to make baby Yoda cookies themed to The Mandalorian.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Mix together sugar and butter in a mixer until completely combined.
- Whisk together eggs in a separate small bowl, and add it into butter and sugar mixture, along with vanilla extract and milk.
- Once combined, in a separate bowl whisk together you flour and baking powder.
- Add in your dry mixture to your wet mixture until thoroughly combined.
- Cover with saran wrap and place in fridge for about an hour.
- On a cutting board, sprinkle flour, and take out your ball of dough and lightly roll it in the flour, then roll out with a rolling pin.
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Use a circle cookie cutter to cut cookies and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 8 minutes, and allow to cool completely before decorating.
- 2 Tbsp meringue powder
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Black food coloring
- Yellow and red food coloring
- Green food coloring
- Mix together meringue powder and water until foaming.
- Add in vanilla extract, combine.
- Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time, thoroughly combining after each cup is added.
- Place half of your frosting in a separate bowl from your main mixture, adding a couple drops of black food coloring for a grey color.
- Place in a piping bag and use it to do the outline of baby Yoda’s hover pram.
- Add a small amount of water to your grey frosting, and use it to flood inside the hover pram’s outline.
- Place a small amount of white frosting into a bowl separate from your main mixture, and add a little yellow and red food coloring to make a brownish color.
- Place in a piping bag and use this for the outline and inside of Baby Yoda’s robe.
- Place some of your plain white frosting into a separate bowl and add about 3-4 drops of food coloring for a light green color. Use this to outline and fill in baby Yoda’s head.
- Place a small amount of frosting into a separate bowl and add in a drop of red for a pinkish color, place in a piping bag for the inside of baby Yoda’s ears.
- In a medium bowl, place some frosting and add several drops of black food coloring to create black frosting. If the frosting gets too runny to pipe, add in some more powdered sugar to stiffen.
- Use this to pipe in the hover pram’s shadow, and his eyes and mouth.
- Lastly, place some plain white frosting into a piping bag to add in some details on the hover pram for added dimension.
And there you have it! Some baby Yoda cookies…or as he is officially known “the Child” from The Mandalorian on Disney+.