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This post was previously published on our sister blog, Cooking the Book.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a Star Wars slappy. I own all the movies. Even the prequels. And, while they’re not my favorites, I don’t hate them. Many lamented the purchase of the franchise by Disney, but I was ok with it. First, I’m getting more Star Wars. More movies, more TV, more video games. Second, I can visit my favorite universe at the Disney parks. Next year, there will be even more in-park Star Wars to enjoy. Lastly, it will keep going now. There was always going to be a time when George Lucas was done. When he wanted to retire. When he just didn’t want to make another Star Wars movie. Now, he can do all the things he wants to do and the worlds he created can keep growing and changing and multiplying.


This is all a long winded intro for my thoughts on the latest entry in the Star Wars universe, Solo: A Star Wars Story is officially open and J-man and I went on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to take it in. To be honest, I was ready to be disappointed. I love Harrison Ford. Love. Him. I was scandalized at the thought of someone else playing Han Solo. But… Alden Ehrenreich does a good job. He’s not Harrison Ford. Who is, after all? But he does bring a younger, more idealistic, less cynical Han to the screen very well. Of course, throw in all the cameos and easter eggs and the movie is treasure trove for rabid fans. (Did you catch Anthony Daniels’ role?)

Solo is Here!

In honor of this momentous occasion and of the greatest of all buddies and co-pilots, I whipped up some very quick “Wookiee Cookies.” To be honest, I didn’t make a thing. This was all about assembly. You can use any kind of chocolate cookies; a Star Crunch from Little Debbie works well. If you’re feeling a little more domestic than I was at the time, you can put together some no-bakes and use those. In any case, these are easy and fun for any Star Wars occasion.

Solo is Here!

I made half with eyes but realized that they eyes made his bandolier look like a messed up mouth, so I switched to bandolier only for the second half. You do whatever works for you. Let us know what you think about the cookies and the movie in the comments or over on Facebook.