Qui-Gon Jinn-Ger Snaps

According to Qui-Gon himself, these cookies are an energizing nibble - the perfect pick-me-up for those times when you aren't busy battling destroyer droids or outrunning assault ships. Find this recipe and more in The Star Wars Cookbook II from Chronicle Books.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
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STEP ONE

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, spices, salt and baking soda together.

STEP TWO

In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until creamy.

STEP THREE

Add half the dry mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well blended. Pour in the molasses and beat until well mixed.

STEP FOUR

Scrape down the sides of the mixer bowl, adding the remaining dry mixture and mix until well combined.

STEP FIVE

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

STEP SIX

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

STEP SEVEN

On a floured surface, roll out the dough 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin.

STEP EIGHT

Cut the cookies into rounds with cookie cutters. To make the door that Qui-Gon cuts through with his lightsaber, use the largest round cutters and, with a knife, cut small crescent shapes out of the center of half of the cookies.

STEP NINE

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes for softer cookies, 20 minutes for crispy ones. Remove from oven to cool.

STEP TEN

While the cookies are baking, whisk the apricot jam and powdered sugar together until smooth.

STEP ELEVEN

After the cookies have cooled, spread 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the apricot filling on half of the cookies, placing another cookie on top to make a sandwich. Place the cookie with the crescent on top. Makes about 20 small cookie sandwiches.