Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden CookiesNinja Gaiden throwing star cookies with chocolate cupcake holders.


The prologue of the NES Ninja Gaiden:

The wind howls as the two “Dueling” Ninjas glare at each other in the moonlight. Though these men seem like little more Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookiesthan shadows in the air, the moonlight reveals just for an instant, a glint of light that proves to be the end of the contest. Ken, head of the Hayabusa clan which has for generations been the guardian of the Dragon sword, is defeated. Ken’s son Ryu, after learning of his father’s defeat, finds a letter. In it Ryu is told that if his father does not return, he must take the secret Dragon sword and go to America. Ryu senses danger awaiting him in America. What will be the fate of Ninja Ryu!?

To answer that question, Ninja Ryu’s fate is running around in broad daylight (none of that sneaky ninja nonsense), making things explode with his sword, and getting hit by attacking eagles, which will cause more damage than a pointblank bazooka.
Cookie Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter (two sticks)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

If you’d like to create the cupcake holder for the cookie, you can bust out your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. It was getting late, so I took the shortcut and used a box of cake mix.
Cupcake ingredients:

1 box of chocolate cake mix
Chocolate frosting
Red frosting

Soften up the butter and mix in the sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, blend for about two minutes. Mix in the flour and baking soda. Once everything is well blended, cover with saran wrap and pop in the fridge for about an hour.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Once the dough is cool enough for easy rolling, dust down some flour and roll out the dough to about 1/8″.
Use a circular and a four-point cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. A four-point cookie cutter may sound like it’s hard to find, but this time of year it should be fairly easy. Try poking around in the flower section of the cookie cutters, there should be a few flower cookie cutters with the needed shape.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

While you’re cutting cookies, you’ll want to keep refreshing the flour when rolling the dough. The shape is a little delicate, and if the dough sticks, chances are the cookie will tear.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Bake for 6-8 minutes at 350F.
While the cookies are baking, put together the cupcake mix. Pop in the oven along with the cookies if you finish before the cookies are done.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Once the cookies are golden brown, pull from the oven and allow to cool.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Cookies are done!

Bust out the red frosting and begin to draw the red outlines of the throwing stars. I tried a couple of cookies with red gel instead of frosting, but I preferred the look of the frosting. Careful about holding the cookie while frosting – I sadly lost a cookie to due to squeezing the cookie spikes too hard and boom! Cookie bits everywhere!

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

By the time you’re done frosting a dozen cookies, the cupcakes should be done.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Pull the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes. Frost with chocolate frosting.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Poke a hole that’s a little off-center in a cupcake with a knife.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Add in the throwing star cookie by gently pushing an edge of the cookie into the cupcake. You don’t need to push the cookie so that the entire spike is in the cupcake, just about halfway down the spike is fine.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Add red gel or more red frosting around the base of the throwing star to complete the cupcake.

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

4 thoughts on “Ninja Gaiden Throwing Star Cookies

  1. I have literally no words to describe how amazingly epic the last picture is. Not even these begin to suffice.
    Honestly, bravo.

  2. i have to say these are honestly one of the cutest ideas i’ve ever seen! i’m making them for naka-con this year. Thanks for the utter otaku cuteness!

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