Wookie Cookies

It’s time to continue on with the last of this year’s Star Wars themed recipes: Wookie Cookies!

I kept this one simple.  I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and played with the chocolate chip ratio a bit - plus decorated them to look like wookies!   So fun!  

Wookie Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla instant pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
¾ cup mini chocolate chips, divided
2 tablespoons Mallow Bits (or while chocolate chips)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment.

Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and creamy.  Add the pudding mix and mix until combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix each one thoroughly; stir in the vanilla.

Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the baking soda, salt, and flour. 

Stir in ½ cup of the chocolate chips.

Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to drop the cookies onto the prepared sheets.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool on wire racks.

Melt the remaining chocolate chips.  Use a piping bag or zipper bag with one corner cut off to pipe a face and bandolier.  Place Mallow Bits across the bandolier (alternately, melt the while chocolate and pipe white onto the bandolier).

Makes about 36 cookies