In honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi AND Christmas I have the best of both – Gingerbread Man Chewbacca! These are as cute as they are delicious and I have a “from scratch” recipe that you will just LOVE! If you are heading to a Holiday party be SURE to make these delicious cookies to bring along and they will be the talk of everyone!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temp
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • gingerbread man cookie cutter

To make the dough

  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
  • In a bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well combined.
  • Add your molasses and vanilla.
  • Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended.
  • Gather dough with your hands into a ball.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Wrap each half in plastic.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 4 days.
  • Let dough come to room temperature before using.

To roll and bake

  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Lightly sprinkle cutting board with flour and roll your dough out to 1/4 inch thick
  • Cut out shapes with cookie cutter.
  • Remove excess dough from around the cookies and transfer to cookie sheet
  • Bake 1 sheet at a time for 7-9 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool on baking sheet until they are completely cool.

Royal Icing ingredients and decorating directions

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • Brown and black food coloring
  • 2 disposable piping bags, fitted with a number 2 tip


  • Using a standing mixer, combine egg whites, cream of tarter, and powder sugar and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form about 7 minutes
  • Split the icing into 2 bowls,
  • Add a few drops of brown into one bowl and mix until combined. Add in a few more drops and mix until you get to the shade that you like
  • Using only a few drops of black, mix until you get a light grey shade.
  • Scoop icing into their own bags.
  • Using the brown icing, pipe a belt from the top of his left shoulder down to the bottom of his right shoulder.
  • Fill it in and let sit for a few minutes
  • Using the grey icing, pipe squares on the belt
  • Using the brown icing, pipe a line down the center
  • Using the grey icing, pipe small dots in the space between the squares
  • Let dry for an hour before enjoying.
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