Let me start off by addressing a possible misconception:
C.J. is a chef.
I’m afraid I have misled you already. I am not a chef. I am merely a girl who happened to have a chef hat left over from a Sinful Succulence Morgana costume (I don’t feel legit enough to say “cosplay” yet) who also happens to thoroughly enjoy themed food dishes.
I have decided to try to cook my way through the Star Wars cookbook, Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes. Please feel free to grab your own copy and follow along at home, I would love to hear how yours turn out!
First up: Princess Leia Danish Dos (cinnamon rolls in honor of Leia’s famous hairdo).
Before you get started, make sure you have all the proper tools.
Note the robot measuring cups in the background, an important component of baking.
I definitely recommend covering your pans with aluminum foil. I even used an aluminum covered pan as my work surface. It makes clean up a lot easier/makes it more likely your husband will be willing to do the cleanup (*win*).
Now we’re ready to get started!
Step one: Open your can of dough (or make your own if you’re really intense).
I always get scared opening these cans, haha.
Step two: Roll it out and cover it with cinnamon sugar.
I thought it looked like I was putting it on way too thick, but it actually turned out well, so trust the recipe.
Step three: Roll ‘em up and cut ‘em up.
It is way harder than it should be to cut through dough.
Step four: Bake!
They probably should have been wrapped a little more tightly…
But they ended up looking like roses, so that’s pretty!
Step five: Just add the frosting, and you’re ready to rock Leia’s classic look.
On a scale of The Emperor to Yoda, I’d give these a Han Solo (6/10) because they turned out a little tough but were still tasty.
PS: I would recommend storing them in the fridge in a sealed container, because I left them out on the counter on that platter and they got really hard. Oops…
PPS: The Vader fridge is also an important part of Star Wars cooking.
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About The Author
C.J. Lassiter is a Padawan of all trades. She loves Star Wars, food, puppies, and video games. C.J. writes and produces her own music, is the Junior High Worship Leader at Grace Fellowship Church, and is a gamer model and Contributing Magazine Editor for Charisma+2.