Princess Leia’s Danish ‘Do’s

Princess Leia Danish Dos

May 4: National “Star Wars” Day

Farrah Fawcett’s feathered mane. Jennifer Aniston’s friendly “Rachel” layers. Kate Gosselin’s short spikes. Princess Leia’s Danish ‘do’s could be on the list of the entertainment industry’s (in)famous and iconic hairstyles! Carrie Fisher’s royal rebel character debuted her hairdo (or hair don’t?) in the 1977 “Star Wars” movie and has been copied by costumers ever since. We have seen wigged-out women and girls dressed in white gowns on Halloween and female fans at “Star Wars” events we have attended (“Star Wars Celebration III” in Indiana, “Star Wars: In Concert” in Texas, “Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” in New York and “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” in Illinois).

Although Islander doesn’t dress up like the diehards, she does bake movie mood food, such as basic cinnamon rolls resembling Princess Leia’s (Danish) ‘Do’s, to commemorate “Star Wars” themed events, like National “Star Wars” Day on May 4th. “May the Fourth be with you!”


(Adapted from The Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis)


  • 1 10-ounce package of refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar (we used McCormick brand)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


Remove the pizza dough from the package and unroll onto a lightly-floured work surface. Brush the melted butter over the pizza dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the buttered dough. Roll up on the long side into a log. Pinch the seam to seal well. Cut the log into one-inch thick slices and discard the ends.

Princess Leia Danish Dos

Place the slices onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let cool for five minutes before transferring the rolls to a wire rack to cool for five minutes more. Meanwhile, make the frosting by stirring the milk and powdered sugar into a paste. Add the vanilla and mix well. Frost the tops of the cinnamon rolls. Serve warm.

Princess Leia Danish Dos


  • Make your own cinnamon sugar sprinkles for this recipe by combining two tablespoons of granulated white sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
  • Star Wars Day is also celebrated on May 25 in honor of the classic movie’s first 1977 release date.
  • Search our blog for other “Star Wars” themed recipe posts.