- “Yes, I did sit down and talk surrender terms with Loathsom, over a cup of tarine tea. He became most ungentlemanly when he realized it was his surrender we were talking about. Have these people no manners? He didn’t even offer me a sweet-sand cookie.” ―Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel, by Karen Traviss, 2008
Not much is known about these cookies, but they’ve been mentioned in a few places, beginning with the novelization of the Clone Wars film. From that, we know that Kenobi was somewhat put out that Whorm Loathsom didn’t offer him any cookies during their surrender negotiations.
Since they’re from Christophsis, I suppose I should have added some blue to the sand topping, as the planet is covered with blue crystaline formations. Or, you know, used blue bantha butter, so the whole thing would have a blue tint. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about fictional cooking, it’s that there’s almost always room for improvement. And there’s always next time! ;)
Sweet-Sand Cookie Recipe
Prep: 10 minutes Chilling: 30 minutes Baking: 10 minutes
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
Location: Christophsis, Outer Rim Territories
- 1 stick salted butter
- 1/2 cup finely ground raw sugar
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 egg
- pinch ground vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- sliced almonds, for garnish
For Sweet-Sand Topping:
- 1/4 cup raw sugar
- 1 Tbs. brown sugar
- 1 Tbs. almond meal
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbs. heavy cream
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar, followed by the almond meal, egg, and vanilla. Gradually add in the flour until the dough is no longer sticky, and pulls together. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8″-1/4″ thickness, then cut into discs. If you like, press some almond slices into the top of some. Move the cookies onto the prepared baking sheets, and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Just before you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F. Bake for around 10 minutes, until the bottoms and sides of the cookies are just starting to brown.
While the cookies bake, prepare your sweet-sand mixture by combining the sugar, brown sugar, almond meal, and cinnamon. When the cookies are done, allow to cool for around a minute, then brush the cream onto the hot cookie. Immediately dip each brushed cookie into the sweet-sand mix, tap off any excess, and set aside. Consider serving with some Tarine Tea.