Wookiee Cookies – A Star Wars Recipe

Wookiee Cookies - A Star Wars Recipe

Update: I am submitting this recipe to the monthly Fandom Foodies link-up! This month is Star Wars themed, hosted by My Main is a Cook. Check it out! #MayTheFork be with you!

 

I started this blog because I wanted to cook and eat the foods that the characters in my favorite fiction actually ate. When searching for recipes based off my favorite books and movies, I always found tons of recipes or food ideas that were cutesy in name or shape, but that weren’t actually foods that were found in the story. I was always disappointed in this, because I wanted to feel immersed in the story and feel like I was a part of it. Not to say that cutesy things are awful, but it’s just not what I wanted. And it’s not what I wanted this blog to be. That’s why, in general, the recipes you’ll find on this blog are an attempt to recreate actual foods that your favorite characters actually ate…with rare exceptions.

This recipe is one such exception. I have no idea what makes these cookies “wookiee cookies,” other than the fact that the Star Wars Cookbook called them that. BUT, these cookies are too delicious not to share. Plus, it’s just fun to say “wookiee cookies.”

I received the Star Wars Cookbook as a gift years ago (what can I say, my family knows me well), and while most of the recipes are just normal foods with cutesy names, many of the recipes are really good. (And the photos are hilarious, too!) When I tried this recipe from the cookbook, it quickly became one of my favorite cookie recipes. I hope you enjoy it!

Wookiee Cookies – A Star Wars Recipe

Adapted slightly from the Star Wars Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well incorporated.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat well.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon over the wet mixture, and mix until just incorporated.
  4. Add the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

The combination of the milk chocolate and cinnamon in these cookies is fantastic!

 

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Reptar Bar Recipe – Rugrats

Reptar Bar Recipe

This recipe was a request from my sister! We loved watching Rugrats as kids, and still share Rugrats memes and such with each other on Facebook to make each other laugh.

Reptar Bars are the candy bar that turn your tongue green! (And these really did turn my tongue green, though I’ll spare you a picture 😉 ) In Rugrats, the babies love Reptar, who is a big green dinosaur, kind of like Godzilla except not scary. Reptar Bars are just one of the many Reptar-themed merchandise items that appear in the show.

In the show, we see that Reptar Bars are basically chocolate with a green gooey filling. In most of the recipes I found online, like this one, the green goo is made from died marshmallow fluff.

These bars were so easy to make, that I almost feel silly typing out the recipe, but here we go!

Reptar Bars – A Rugrats Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 small jar marshmallow fluff
  • green gel food coloring

Directions

  1. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Stir the chocolate chips together, and microwave for 15 more seconds at a time, stirring after every installment, until the chocolate chips are melted.
  3. Pour half of the melted chocolate into chocolate molds. Dinosaur-shaped molds would be perfect, but you can also just use a square brownie pan or round muffin tin if that’s all you have available.
  4. Place the molded chocolate into the freezer for just a few minutes (less than 5) until just set.
  5. Empty the marshmallow fluff into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave it for about 15 seconds. You don’t want it to bubble, just get it warm enough so that it’s easily stirred.
  6. Add a few drops of green food coloring and mix it well.
  7. Add about one or two Tablespoons of green fluff on top of the hardened chocolate in the mold, making sure the fluff stays in the center.
  8. Pour the remaining chocolate over the fluff, ensuring that it is completely covered.
  9. Place the completed chocolate bars in the freezer for 5 more minutes until set.
  10. Keep the bars in a sealed container at room temperature.

Am I the only one singing the Reptar on Ice soundtrack after making these bars?

 

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Homemade Ladyfingers – A Downton Abbey Recipe

Homemade Ladyfingers - A Downton Abbey Recipe

At some point on this blog, I really want to recreate the Charlotte Russe pudding served in one particular episode of Downton Abbey. While researching Charlotte Russe recipes, I realized that it calls for ladyfingers. Ladyfingers are small thin biscuits that are often used to line pudding dishes. I decided that before I tackled the actual pudding recipe, I wanted to try my hand at making ladyfingers from scratch, and I think they turned out pretty good! I slightly adapted this recipe from Allrecipes.com.

There are 2 keys to making these ladyfingers perfect. First off, you have to make sure the batter doesn’t get too warm, or else it will melt too quickly in the oven, creating biscuits that are too flat. Second, make sure to be gentle when folding in the egg whites so as not to deflate them. Deflated egg whites will also result in a biscuit that is too flat.

Homemade Ladyfingers – A Downton Abbey Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder

Directions

  1. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and the surface becomes glossy.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the egg yolks and sugar together. Continue to whisk the yolk mixture until it turns a pale yellow color. This should take a couple minutes.
  3. Fold half of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together on top of the egg mixture, and stir carefully to combine, without deflating the egg whites.
  5. Carefully fold in the remaining egg whites.
  6. Allow the batter to sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  7. Scoop the batter into a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch-wide round tip, or you can use a large plastic zip-top bag with one of the corners snipped off to form a 1/2-inch-wide hole.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  9. Pipe the batter onto the baking sheet in strips about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes.

These homemade ladyfingers would be perfect for using in a pudding or trifle, but they’re also simplistically sweet and yummy enough to eat on their own.

 

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Key Lime Pie – The Sims Recipe

Key Lime Pie - The Sims Recipe

The Sims is one of my guilty pleasure hobbies. I love playing it, and I have spent hours building families and houses alone and with my sisters. In fact, I’m a little ashamed at how addicted I can get to The Sims if I don’t control myself. haha!

One of my favorite things to do on The Sims is to cook different things and learn new recipes. It’s always fun when my Sims level up and unlock new recipes and new ingredients!

Key lime pie is one of the iconic desserts that The Sims can learn to make, so I decided to recreate that dessert here. I adapted this simple recipe from Allrecipes.com. This pie was so easy to make and so delicious, too. No wonder it’s a hit with The Sims!

Key Lime Pie – The Sims Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • juice and zest from about 10 key limes, or 5 regular limes
  • graham cracker crust (I just used a store bought one)
  • whipped cream and lime slices

Directions

  1. Mix together the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest.
  2. Pour the filling into the crust, and bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
  3. Allow the pie to cool completely.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and lime slices.

As you can see from the photo, I believe there is no such thing as too much whipped cream! This pie kind of made me want to speak Simlish!

 

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Smiley Breakfast Porridge – Disney’s Mulan Recipe

“Got breakfast for you! Look, you get porridge! And it’s happy to see you!”

-Mushu, Disney’s Mulan

Smiley Breakfast Porridge - Disney's Mulan Recipe

In Disney’s Mulan, there’s a cute scene where Mushu wakes up Mulan for her first day of training. He’s made porridge for her, and he even arranged the bacon and eggs to form a smiley face. Cute!

While researching Chinese rice porridge, I came across several recipes for what’s called congee. It’s a savory porridge made of rice that has been boiled in a lot of water until it is soft and mushy. It was really simple to make. I’ll show you how!

Smiley Breakfast Porridge – Disney’s Mulan Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice of bacon
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Mix together the rice and water in a pot on the stove. I know this may seem like way too much water, but this porridge is supposed to be mushy.
  2. Bring the water and rice mixture to simmering, and simmer it for about 1 1/2 hours, or until it reaches the desired consistency. Make sure the rice doesn’t boil.
  3. In a separate pan, fry two eggs and one piece of bacon. Fold the bacon over into a smiley shape as it cooks.
  4. Transfer the porridge to a bowl, and place the eggs and bacon on top of it in the form of a smiley face.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the eggs and porridge as desired.

This recipe is super simple, but it makes sure that your morning is a happy one!

 

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Bifur’s Apple Tart – The Hobbit Recipe

Bifur's Apple Tart - The Hobbit Recipe

When Bilbo finds himself hosting an “unexpected party” of dwarves (plus one wizard), he scurries around gathering food items to serve his guests. As each dwarf appears on his doorstep, he requests a new food item. Bifur requests “raspberry jam and apple tart.”

Though in the context of the book, I think Bifur was asking for raspberry jam and apple tart separately, I decided to combine them! When I found this recipe for a rustic apple tart, it called for a few Tablespoons of apricot preserves. When I read this, I knew instantly that I wanted to incorporate Bifur’s request and change the apricot preserves to raspberry jam.

The resulting apple tart turned out beautifully. The red color of the jam made the tart more visually stunning, and it added a depth of flavor that made me want to eat this entire apple tart in one sitting.

Bifur’s Raspberry Jam and Apple Tart – The Hobbit Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12 Tbsp. butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 1/3 cup ice-cold water
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. seedless raspberry jam, melted

Directions

  1. Add the 1 1/2 cups of flour, the salt, and the cold butter to a food processor, and pulse until a crumbly mixture forms.
  2. Add the cold water, and pulse for a few more seconds until combined (the mixture will still be a bit crumbly).
  3. Pour the crumbly dough onto a floured surface and knead it for a few seconds until the dough comes together in a ball.
  4. Flatted the ball of dough, and roll it out in a round shape until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Place the dough round onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together 2 Tbsp. of sugar with 1 Tbsp. of flour.
  7. Sprinkle the sugar/flour mixture onto the dough round.
  8. Place the apple slices on top of the flour/sugar mixture. Arrange them in a circular overlapping pattern, leaving a couple inches of dough free around the edges.
  9. Fold over the edges of the dough, overlapping the apples a bit.
  10. Brush the melted butter on top of the apples.
  11. Sprinkle the top of the tart with 1 1/2 Tbsp. of sugar.
  12. Chill the tart in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  13. Bake at 400 degrees F for about an hour. If the tart starts to get too brown before the hour is up, place a layer of aluminum foil on top to keep it from burning.
  14. Brush the melted raspberry jam on top of the cooked tart, and allow it to cool slightly.

This apple tart was so easy to make, but it still looked beautiful and tasted amazing. It made me want to plan a trip to the Misty Mountains. If only…

 

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Mr. Tumnus’ Sugar-Topped Cake – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Recipe

Mr. Tumnus' Sugar-Topped Cake - Narnia Recipe

In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia, Lucy meets a faun in the woods. This faun, named Mr. Tumnus, invites Lucy to come have tea with him. This is possibly one of the most iconic scenes in the book, and it’s no doubt why. The combination of the beautiful snowy scene with the meeting of a magical creature is the stuff of fantasy.

C.S. Lewis goes into great detail describing the contents of the table at that tea, and among them is a “sugar-topped cake.” There have been many interpretations of this cake on different blogs and cookbooks, and each author has their own idea as to how that cake might have looked and tasted.

In the Official Narnia Cookbook, the cake is described as one with bits of dried fruit inside. I thought that sounded gross, as I’m not a huge fan of dried fruits in baked goods. The recipe also says that the cake is topped with a sugar icing, and not just sugar on its own. The icing seemed too fussy for me for an everyday sort of tea like this one, though.

Taking these things into consideration, I decided to make a crumb coffee cake dusted with powdered sugar. I know this is pretty inauthentic but, it’s my blog and I’ll cook what I want to! 😉 Plus, this coffee cake was yummy.

I adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Mix together the egg, milk and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Sift 1 1/2 cups of the flour together with the sugar, baking powder and salt on top of the wet mixture.
  3. Stir the wet and dry ingredients together.
  4. Pour the batter into a well-greased square or round dish.
  5. In a separate bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and remaining 1 1/4 cup flour.
  6. Pour the melted butter over the brown sugar mixture, and toss until it forms a crumb texture.
  7. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the batter in the baking dish.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until done in the center.
  9. Once cool, dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar.

Serve up this cake as part of an afternoon tea party, just like the one Mr. Tumnus threw for Lucy.

 

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Rey’s Portion Bread – Star Wars Recipe

Rey's Portion Bread - Star Wars Recipe

Update: I am submitting this recipe to the monthly Fandom Foodies link-up! This month is Star Wars themed, hosted by My Main is a Cook. Check it out! #MayTheFork be with you!

 

I’ve been a Star Wars fan ever since I was a kid, and I’ve seen all of the movies so many times I’ve lost count! I know there were mixed feelings on The Force Awakens from Star Wars fans everywhere, but I loved it! In fact, I’d say it’s currently my second favorite Star Wars movie, the original being first, of course.

There isn’t a whole lot of food in the original Star Wars trilogy, so fans have had to be really creative when it comes to finding Star Wars recipes. I loved that The Force Awakens gave us a few more options.

The little loaf of bread Rey makes with the powder in her portion pack was such a fun detail! She mixes the powder with water and a cute little loaf of bread bubbles up.

I’ve seen a few recipes for Rey’s portion bread, but most of them are microwaved quick breads. I get that the microwave method is the most authentic we can get to having the bread form the way it did in the movie, but I don’t think the final product is very authentic. It will be soft and crumbly and may need to be eaten with a fork. The bread in the movie is sturdy, and Rey is able to easily hold it in her hand.

So, for my version of Rey’s portion bread, I decided to try to be more authentic in the final product, even if the method is less authentic. I went with traditional yeast rolls, and I decided to add spinach to give it the green color from the movie. I adapted this recipe for spinach bread that I found from The Novice Housewife.

Rey’s Portion Bread – Star Wars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 packet rapid-rise yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese powder
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast, flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add the spinach, garlic powder, and parmesan.
  3. Mix in the water and olive oil, and stir until smooth.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, either by hand or using the dough hook attachment on a mixer.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, and allow it to rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  6. Punch down the dough, and form it into individual rolls.
  7. Place the rolls on a baking sheet, and allow them to rise one more hour.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until browned on top.

These rolls are delicious, and they’re heartier than other rolls, which makes them perfect for surviving in the deserts of Jakku!

 

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Fruity Oaty Bars – Serenity

Fruity Oaty Bars Recipe - Serenity

I’ve been trying to make up some Fruity Oaty Bars for a really long time! I’ve tried a bunch of different recipes, and none of them turned out well at all. I truly almost gave up, but I decided to give it one more go…and this batch actually turned out okay!

For those “non-Browncoats” out there, Fruity Oaty Bars are featured in the movie Serenity, which is based off the TV show, Firefly. In the movie, there is a TV advertisement for a product called Fruity Oaty Bars. It has a catchy little tune, too 🙂 Well, the advertisement turns out to have some serious subliminal messages hidden within it, which causes a bit of a problem for the crew.

In the animated advertisement, the bars are rainbow colored. I tried my best to recreate that, but if you don’t want to dye the dough, you don’t have to. Just leave that step out.

I used this recipe from CookFiction as inspiration and adapted it slightly to suit my tastes.

Fruity Oaty Bars – Serenity

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 1 cup jam (any flavor)

Directions

  1. Beat together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the oats, flour, and salt, and mix until crumbly.
  3. Add the egg, applesauce, and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  4. Divide the dough evenly into 4 small bowls.
  5. Mix each portion of dough with a different color of food coloring.
  6. Press half of the dough into the bottom of a square pan, alternating colors to form a rainbow look.
  7. Spread the jam on top of the dough.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining dough on top of the jam, again alternating colors.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.
  10. Slice the bars across the colored strips to form a rainbow.

I love the combination of jam and oats in these bars, and the pretty colors make them extra fun to eat!

 

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Link’s Fried Egg and Curry Rice – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

zelda curry rice recipe

I’ll start with a bit of a disclaimer: I have not yet played Breath of the Wild, since I do not own a console to play it on. However, I am a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda. The first Zelda game I ever played was Ocarina of Time of the N64, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love exploring the different worlds and meeting the different characters.

I’ve often wondered what Link and other Hyrulians eat each day, then I heard that Breath of the Wild has a cooking component, and I knew I had to research all the recipes from the game. So, though I haven’t played the game, I’ve loved discovering recipes that some of my favorite characters may eat.

For this recipe, I merged two recipes listed for the game: curry rice and fried egg and rice. I thought a plain fried egg on plain rice sounded a bit boring, so I merged it with the curry rice recipe and came up with this tasty concoction.

The curry rice tasted so delicious and warmed me right up, and the fried egg added some substance to the dish. It was the perfect early lunch.

Link’s Fried Egg and Curry Rice – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the rice and bell peppers, and cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the curry powder and water, and stir until all the rice is coated in seasoning.
  4. Crack the eggs evenly over the top of the rice.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover the pan and cook until the eggs are done to your liking.

The recipe I found online calls for Goron spice, but I think curry powder works just fine, too. 😉

 

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