Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews

Monday, November 19, 2018
Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews| Anakin and His Angel

To kick off celebrating my blog's 18th anniversary on November 21st I have a special Star Wars Recipe for you today! I'm extremely happy to introduce to you my friend Monica from Popcorn Reviews. We met on Instagram quite a while ago and instantly made a connection over our love of Star Wars and other geeky things. Monica's blog is filled with creative recipes, fashion inspiration and DIYs. She always amazes me with her unique Geek Eats! I especially love the Infinity Stone Cupcakes and her Death Star Pie. I asked her to create a yummy treat to enjoy that represented my favorite couple, Anakin and Padme, and she came up with something precious and so simple to make.


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

Anakin and Padme have always had a special place in my heart. Growing up in the 90s, Star Wars became "real" for me when the Prequel trilogy first came out. While I had watched the original films with my family and enjoyed them, it wasn't until the Prequels that I considered Star Wars to be mine. The new characters and adventures were my real introduction to the galaxy far, far away, and they truly invigorated my love of Star Wars, and for that, I will be forever grateful!


I'm super excited to share a Star Wars inspired recipe for Anakin and His Angel! And what better treat to make than a japor snippet! You may very well recall little Anakin gifting this homemade necklace, made out of a japor snippet, to the lovely Padme. This gift was given as a token for her to remember him by, which she certainly did. In her final scenes of the trilogy, we even see that she was buried with this gift form her beloved Anakin.


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

JAPOR SNIPPET COOKIES

What You'll Need:

• Sugar cookie dough (I used this recipe from Williams Sonoma)
• Clear vanilla extract, several drops
• Brown food coloring
• Toothpicks
• Parchment paper
• Black string
• Small angled flat brush (for decorating purposes)
• Prepare your sugar cookie dough and chill it overnight in the refrigerator.

Once you're ready to bake your cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. On a clean, lightly floured surface, roll out your dough so that it is 1/4 inch thick. Using a butter knife, cut out small squares that are 2 1/4 inch wide on each side (I don't have a square cookie cutter, so I just cut out a paper square in that size and used it as a stencil).

Place your squares on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Next, using your knife, cut out two small triangles on either side of your square. Using your (clean!) fingers, slightly round the four corners of your square and the triangle cutouts on either side.


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

Next, take a toothpick and use it to etch a square in the center of the cookie, letting each line of the square slightly go past the edge.


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

At each of the four corners of the square, etch two wavy lines that fill the space between the corner of the square and the corner of the cookie.


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

Next, depending on how much space you have left, add the smaller details. If you'd like your japor snippet to be a necklace, use your toothpick to create a hole toward the top portion of the cookie.

Etch a small circle in the center of your cookie (inside the square) and etch a half circle around it.

In the bottom and top sections of your cookie (on the outside of the square), etch small circles with a half circle around it or a small plus sign.


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

Once you are done making the designs on your cookies, place the baking sheet with your cookies in the fridge to chill the cookies for 20 minutes or so. Since your dough will get warm as you work with it, this will help the cookies keep their shape when they bake.

Once the cookies have had a chance to chill, remove the tray from the refrigerator and stick it in your pre-heated oven. Bake your cookies for about 8 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let them cool completely.

For your final step, add a small amount of clear vanilla extract to a shot glass and mix it with brown food coloring. Using a small angled flat brush for baking (you can find this in the cake decorating section of a grocery or craft store), outline the etched designs in your cookies with the colored vanilla.


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

Finally, thread a piece of string through the hole at the top of the cookie to complete your japor snippet cookie necklace. You're done!


Japor Snippet Cookies Recipe - A Guest Post by Popcorner Reviews | Anakin and His Angel

I hope you love these A/P cookies as much as I do! Leave a comment below with what you think of this recipe and if you plan to make them yourself. Please give Monica a follow to keep up-to-date with all of her amazing creations. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

I will be hosting several giveaways through Wednesday. Be sure to check out the first one on Twitter!

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