Wookiee Cookies

Wookiee Cookies

November 17: Life Day from “The Stars Wars Holiday Special”

Chewbacca’s nickname describes these “Star Wars” themed chocolate chip cookies: chewy! The recipe is originally from The Star Wars Cookbook by Robin Davis but it is also on the official “Star Wars” and “Star Wars Holiday Special” websites. Chewie’s son, Lumpawaroo (Lumpy), ate “Wookiee-ookiees” (Wookiee Cookies) in a scene from the infamous “Star Wars Holiday Special” released on television on November 17, 1978. Bake a batch of these chewy cookies to celebrate Life Day and the upcoming holidays.


(Adapted from “Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook” by Robin Davis)


  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon) in a bowl and set aside. In a mixer, cream the butter with the sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until the dough is well blended.

Fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop an inch of the dough onto baking sheets, leaving some space apart to allow the cookies to expand while baking.

Wookiee Cookies

Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave the cookies on the baking sheet for about five minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: About three dozen cookies.

Wookiee Cookies