I'm down to the wire on sharing these fun cookie sticks, but one way or the other, I'm getting it done! Are you ready? Here are my How to Make Light Saber Cookie Sticks + May the Fourth be With You Free Printable!!
I've had these bouncing around in my head for a couple of weeks and gosh, I just couldn't manage to get them done. But finally... I did. And they're so stinkin' cute. My kids were seriously impressed... unfortunately they wanted to fight with them and cookies crumbled when treated like "real" light sabers 😉
OOOh and bonus. In addition to the tutorial for the Light Saber Cookie Sticks, I have this free printable available for you:
Okay - so let's make the Light Saber Cookie Sticks!
I used this roll-out sugar cookie recipe and make the cookie sticks about ¾" wide and 5-6" long. You could change the size up if you wanted, but if you make them much narrower than that, they're going to break SO easy! Once you have them baked and cooled, here's what else you'll need:
- Cookie sticks (I use this recipe)
- Wilton Red & Blue Candy Melts (and/or green and purple if you like... you can make your light sabers any color you want - no judgement here 😉 ) Note: See how to thin candy melts here!!
- Wilton Silver Color Mist Spray
- Red & Blue sanding sugar
First, lay the cookie sticks out and spray the bottom third with Silver Color Mist Spray. Then let them dry for a few minutes.
Next, melt your candy melts and then dip or spread the melted chocolate over the top ⅔ of the cookie sticks. I didn't have enough melted chocolate to dip them so I used a butter knife to spread the chocolate over the cookies. Just be careful to not break your cookies. I did a dozen today and only had one break, but this will vary depending on the recipe you use and how big you make the sticks!
Before the chocolate dries, add the sanding sugar so it'll stick to the melted chocolate! Then just let the chocolate set (I pop them in the frig for a few minutes) and they're ready to go! I did a tray of red ones and a tray of blue ones...
Once I had them all ready, I grabbed some treat bags and printed my May the Fourth Be With You Treat Bag Toppers I have two sizes available for you... 4" wide (which is what I used - they fit the Wilton Party bags perfectly) or you can use 6.5" wide that fit sandwich bags (although they may not be long enough for the cookie sticks but you might want to do another fun Star Wars treat with these toppers!).
Cut them out, then fill the bags with cookies and staple the toppers on! Easy-peasy!
Note: There are 4 different designs but due to a fluke and dumbness on my part - I printed the same one over and over... don't ask! There's a reason I have other people do printables for me 😉
I hope you all have an amazing May the 4th!! 🙂 Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment!