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"In order to separate the treats from the trimmins, I started makin' the Wookiee-Ookies designated as ornaments out of a far more durable—and significantly less delectable—salt dough."
―Strono Tuggs, The Life Day Cookbook[1]

Wookiee-Ookiee Salt Dough Ornaments were a type of holiday tree ornament created by the Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs. They resembled brown members of the Wookiee species and were designed to honor the fact that the Life Day festival originated with the species. Tuggs based the salt dough ornaments upon an edible variety of Wookiee-Ookiee he had created and included recipes for both in his second cookbook, The Life Day Cookbook.

Description[]

"Unlike their sweeter cousins, these salty fellas can last for years (as long as no one accidentally ingests 'em)."
―Strono Tuggs, The Life Day Cookbook[1]

Wookiee-Ookiee Salt Dough Ornaments were a type of salt dough holiday tree ornament designed to resemble a brown member of the Wookiee species, although flattened and with a blue ribbon looped through its head. Black markings were used to represent the Wookiee's eyes and nose, with smaller white markings representing teeth, and liner impressions designed to recreate the look of a Wookiee's fur. Although far less tasty, the ornaments were far more durable than edible Wookiee-Ookiees, and could potentially last for years as long as no one accidentally ate them.[1]

History[]

"As I mentioned earlier, my adorable adaptation o the classic Kashyyykian Wookiee-Ookiees recipe (page 85) lets you bake up batches of cookies cute enough to display on any holiday tree. But the problem is, those sugary little Wookiees are so tasty that they tend to disappear before the party even gets started."
―Strono Tuggs, The Life Day Cookbook[1]

Tuggs based the salt dough ornaments upon his Wookiee-Ookiee recipe.

The ornaments were created by the Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs and based upon his version the edible Wookiee-Ookiee cookies, a recipe that Tuggs had created for the Life Day festival in order to honor the Wookiees with whom the holiday originated. Tuggs initially hoped to use the Wookiee-Oookies as both ornaments and food, but after finding that they rarely stayed on the tree long enough before being eaten, he created a new variety from salt dough in order to separate the decorations from the food.[1]

At some point after Tuggs published his first cookbook[1] in 34 ABY,[2] the chef included recipes for both types of Wookiee-Ookiee in his second cookbook, The Life Day Cookbook. In the book, he advised readers to be careful not to get their doughs mixed up if baking batches of both types of Wookiee-Ookiee at the same time, as otherwise they might give any guests they served an memorably unpleasant surprise.

Behind the scenes[]

Wookiee-Ookiee Salt Dough Ornaments were created as a recipe for the 2021 Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, a recipe book written by Jenn Fujikawa and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe recipe requires a medium bowl, a whisk, a rolling pin, parchment paper, a baking sheet, gingerbread-person shapped cookie cutter, a knife, straw, ribbon, and brown, black, and white acrylic paint. It uses all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and water.[1]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook
  2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook establishes that the in-universe book was published at the same time as when the First Order was searching for the Resistance base on Batuu. As that search occurs in Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, which is set in 34 ABY according to the reasoning here, the cookbook must have been published in 34 ABY.
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