Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

Star Wars Cooking
by Kathy Bejma


I love Ahsoka Tano. She is one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters, EVER.

What hasn’t she done?!

She was discovered by Master Plo Kloon when she was a super duper cute little youngling, and her story only gets better from there. We first meet her in the Clone Wars movie as Anakin’s Padawan. Her sassy attitude earns her the affectionate nickname “Snips.”

She’s a lady who not only thinks for herself, but is also compassionate, brilliant, resourceful, and wise beyond her years. She was a commander in the Clone Wars until she was framed for murder by Bariss. She professed her innocence, was unwavering in the truth, and fought for justice, even though that meant working with Ventress.

After her name was cleared (with help from Anakin), the Jedi Council offered to let her rejoin the order, and she refused! Her faith in the Jedi was shattered when they didn’t believe her, and had no intentions of giving her a fair trial. She turned her back on the Jedi, and chose to follow her own path (*high five*).

Thankfully, this helped her to survive order 66. After the Galactic Empire came into power, she went into hiding and became a spy for the rebels, using the code name “Fulcrum.” She fought Darth Vader (fully aware that he was once her master Anakin), spent some time in between realms, and was eventually saved by Ezra. Later on she teamed up with Sabine to find Ezra when he went missing.

I liked the idea that was floating around for a little while, that she had been reincarnated as a wolf. Unfortunately, Filoni cleared up those rumors. But at least he did it with a pretty cool drawing.

Maybe at some point, we’ll get to see a live-action Ahsoka…? A fan can dream.

This recipe for Ahsoka Tano Milano Cookies, is best enjoyed while binge watching all 6 seasons of the Clone Wars, all 4 seasons of Rebels, or while spending an afternoon reading E.K. Johnston’s excellent novel Ahsoka. Love you Snips!!

Ahsoka Tano Milano Cookies

Makes 22 sandwich cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 oz dark chocolate chips
  • zest of one orange
  • liquid blue food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • clean (or new) paint brush
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs, and the egg white one at a time, mixing after each addition.
5. Add the vanilla and continue to mix.
6. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
7. Scoop the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip.
8. Pipe the batter onto your prepared baking sheet, into 2-inch long strips, about an inch wide.
9. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
11. While your cookies are cooling, make the chocolate filling: Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl (glass or ceramic) and microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted and smooth, stirring after each interval.
12. Stir in the orange zest, and allow to cool for a few minutes.
13. Using the back of a spoon, or an offset spatula, spread the orange chocolate mixture in a thin layer onto the flat side of one cookie, then place the flat side of another cookie on top, making a sandwich.
14. Repeat with all remaining cookies.
15. To make Ahsoka’s montral pattern, place a few drops of blue food coloring into a bowl, and add about a tablespoon of water.
16. Using a clean brush, paint blue stripes onto each cookie in the same pattern as Ahsoka’s montrals.
17. Enjoy while following your own path.