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