Wookiee Hut Cuisine presents:
by SuSu, MaceVindaloo
In Iella's AU series, At the Oasis, Jacen is the equivalent of earth's "crocodile hunter," though he has two beautiful and jealous assistants: Danni Quee and Tenel Ka. He made the mistake of making decorated cookies for Danni's birthday (he re-spelled her name "Danny" to make it "flow" better, he said), made in the shape of the drilling compartment in which they'd escaped together.
Realizing too late that Tenel Ka may see this as favoritism or worse, betrayal! Jacen made other cookies for Tenel Ka modeled after animals they'd studied together. Then he decorated a cake with the animals cookies ...
It didn't help; instead of both being happy, both women were furious!
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy (use an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, if you can. This is hard work!). Mix in the eggs and molasses, and beat till well blended. Using a low speed setting, add the flour mixture into the batter. Divide the dough into thirds and wrap each in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour or longer.
Heat the oven to 350° / 165°C. Sprinkle flour onto a work surface and roll out the dough to 1/8-inch / ½ cm. Using a sharp knife or cookie cutters dipped in flour, cut the cookies out. Work quickly the dough must stay cold or it will be difficult to handle.
Transfer the shapes onto an ungreased cookie sheet (though we recommend using foil or parchment paper to line the pans). To help the cookies retain their shapes, refrigerate the dough on the cookie sheet till the dough is firm, about 10 minutes.
Bake the cookies till they are crispy and stiff, but not darkened much. This will take about 10 minutes. Cool the cookies on wire racks, then decorate with royal icing.
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