Star Wars, The Cookie Force Is Strong

In two stomachsNot too far away… Cookies. Lots of [GiGi-Diet Approved] cookies [all thanks to Andrea’s Protein Cakery**].


These stomachs… Both on the brink of Thanksgiving-feast fullness


Must continue to digest the copious amounts of sweet biscuits their masters create…


For they are in an epic COOKIE WAR to see who can create the most decoratively and delectable ingenious treat.


During said battle… Leia On These Cookies (apparently my INTIMIDATING battle name) and Emperor Bad Chef (my friend Armen) try to steal each other’s secret cookie decorating schemes in order to win the ultimate… Well, PEEDUNKY, I can’t tell you…


You will just have to watch the latest GiGi Eats in order to find out exactly what happens in these two stomachs… Not too far away.

Something else I cannot tell you about (you have to actually see it for yourself too)? What happens in the latest Star Wars movie [The Force Awakens].


While I did travel to a galaxy far far away (AKA: Downtown Los Angeles – for the press junket and movie screening)…

And high-fived Han Solo… Gave Chewbaca a piggy-back ride… Ruined Princess Leia‘s signature hair-do… And made fun of new characters Rey and Fin… Oh and stole… A cute little droid named BB-8


I am not at the liberty to give any spoilers as to what the latest Star Wars flick is ALL ABOUT


Okay FINE… Here’s a spoiler… Wait for it… Wait for it…

Storm Troopers and Droids


Don’t hate me, but I just couldn’t keep that a secret! 

Any who… Get your tail feathers on over to the box office to grab your ticket to Jakku (after you watch the cookie war above, but of course).


So Tell Me…

  • Who’s going to see Star Wars, The Force Awakens? 
  • If you went to the press junket with me, what questions would you have asked the cast of the movie?
  • Star Wars Nerds… Test your smarts with this trivia question: Name all the planets Master Yoda sets foot on in the six canonical films.
  • Who here is a Harrison Ford fan? (Fun Fact: I dated one of his sons, way back in the day…) 
  • If you created a line of bake mixes… What would you call them? 
  • What are your favorite cookie toppings? (Jody, this question is directed towards you, ha ha)
  • What food do you think could have killed Darth Vader? 

** If you didn’t see THIS INSTAGRAM POST of mine… Then listen up: Andrea’s Protein Cakery made a line of BAKE MIXES catered specifically to my DIET! How friggin’ RAD IS THAT! In the above video, we used her Chewy Chocolate and Gingerbread Cookie mixes! If you want to get your MOUTH on these… Follow Andrea’s Protein Cakery as she will keep you posted as to when they will be ready to blast into your kitchen! 

Oh and you can THANK THE MASTER Because… WHEN Andrea’s Protein Cakery DOES OPEN… You can use the COUPON CODE: GiGiEats20 – to get 20% off! 



  1. So much fun, the cookies look delicious. I will probably watch the movie when it comes out on netflix, I wish I had more time, lol. Happy holidays :-)

  2. Love Love Love <3 I am so excited to see this movie haha these cookies look SO good <3 xo C

  3. I think both cookies sound delicious. No, not a Star Wars fan so I’m giving it a miss.

    • No worries – there are so many people who will gladly fill your movie theater seat – LOL! You just stay home and bake cookies LMFAO

  4. I think they both sound Awesome. And fun fact: Star Wars is the first full length movie that I remember seeing (I was 5). Top Gun was the other. Thanksgiving at my grandmother’s house for that one. I peaked early.

  5. YES to Star Wars! I’m going to see it on Christmas Eve and I’m so pumped. My family and I are a bunch of nerds and I love it haha.

    • That’s a smart day to see it, I feel like seeing movies on XMAS EVE or DAY = perfect… I don’t know why, but it’s totally comforting to me… And since Star Wars has been around for EONS and has touched pretty much everyone’s life in some capacity it’s just even more perfect? Does that even make sense? LOL!

  6. hahaha, I love it! I will actually be flying in to socal (:O!) to hang out with a couple friends for about 1.5 days before running off to another couple interviews! Those cookies look delicious! :]

  7. Don’t judge me… I’ve never seen one Star Wars! AHAH but I could totally get into these cookies, yum!

    • Bah ha ha ah! Who am I to judge?! I’ve never seen….. Those vampire movies, read Harry Potter (or seen the movies), etc… LOL!

  8. Love your photos! So cool:)

  9. Love this my husband and son are so excited about Star Wars they were basically quizzing me last night at dinner about the movies and picking at my lack of knowledge! Meanys lol these cookies sound good too and love all the pictures. Thanks for no spoilers.

    • Ha Ha Ha! Were you able to answer the questions correctly? You should ask your Hubs and Son the question up there… The Star Wars trivia question! 😉

  10. These cookies are seasonally festive and Star Wars festive. I love it. You gave Chewbaca a piggy back ride?! That’s impressive!

  11. The cakes look so delicious! And I can’t wait to see star wars!

  12. OK. I am so not a Star Wars fan, but I do love me some Harrison Ford. What’s a girl to do? I guess eat cookies!

  13. You look so cute in that Starwars picture with your hands up! Don’t hate me buuuuut i actually dont care about Starwars… I dont think ive seen more than one of the movies and it was like… a decade ago. Sorry mom, brother, boyfriend, Gigi, and everyone else..

    • I have a secret for you, but I cannot disclose it here in the comments, LOL!!!!!

      And don’t worry, you didn’t let me down by your comment 😉

  14. Love it! You both are adorable and I’m honored to have my mixes featured!

  15. What a fun post!! 😀

  16. Love the cookie battle! My husband and son are very, very excited to see the new Star Wars movie. He actually wanted Santa to bring it to him, but I don’t think George Lucas would allow that.

    • LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! George Lucas isn’t even directing the latest Star Wars… So perhaps JJ Abrams would have? I should have asked him personally when at the junket! LOL!

  17. That’s so much coconut butter bahahaha. I want to try these though, both of them. Well, until he stirred his mix with the sabor..who knows where that’s been.

    • SO MUCH COCONUT BUTTER… RIGTHT!? Did you love how I was like “oh you don’t have to add that much”… AHEM, because I wanted to eat the entire batch and I didn’t want to feel guilty eating like 2000 calories worth of COCONUT BUTTER – LMFAO!!!!

  18. You always tickle me into giggles, GiGi! This one is so funny as well! LOVE the creativity on the Star Wars theme!

  19. these sound so delicious and lucky you to attend that event – sounds like it was a blast!

  20. That looks like a great way to gear up for the new movie!!

    I would love it if you came to link up at our party tonight:

    It’s a link party and pin-up party, two parties in one! All posts will get pinned to our group pinterest board.

    • Oh yes! We definitely psyched ourselves up for it!! :)
      And I am definitely coming by the party! I am so not a party pooper! LOL!

    • Oh it definitely got us revved up for the movie! 😉
      And of course I will stop by the party… I am no party pooper! ha ha.

  21. Jacqui Odell says:

    Those cookies look so yummy! It looks like you had a lot of fun making them.

  22. I have never seen a single Star Wars movie, so I don’t think I’m going to be seeing the newest one either. I do looove cookies though! 😉

    • HA HA HA AH AHA HA HA! Won’t lie to you, I have only really ever see the FIRST ONE… The original one… And I don’t even remember it! But I saw this one a few days ago and it was wildly entertaining… And I saw it in 3D and it didn’t make me nauseated! ha!

  23. Those cookies look yummy!! I can’t have pea protein otherwise I would be all over those cookie mixes. I’ll just have to make up some of my own!

    • Andrea has a line made with LOTS of different options, you should definitely subscribe to her email to be notified because I KNOW there are a few you can eat! I KNOW IT!

  24. im not into star wars either but i loved your video,,always entertaining :)

  25. I vote for all cookies to get along. Or maybe that’s just my way of wanting to not choose one and have both! I’m not sure I’m going to see the movie though, well probably when it hits home video.

    • I like the way you think… All cookies SHOULD get along! In fact, I should have sandwiched these cookies TOGETHER — Now that would have been PHENOMENAL! ha ha!

  26. So much fun! It looks like you very excited for the new Star Wars.

  27. Your cookies are so creative. Also, I’ve never seen Star Wars.

    • Don’t tell anyone but… I’ve only seen the ORIGINAL ones… Or maybe even really just ONE of them… And I was super young. And I didn’t understand it at all. But hey, I am always down to see sweet movies for free, meet the cast and get others pumped! I love giving everyone a way to forget about all the crap going on in their lives for a few hours 😉

  28. Star Wars and cookies! Star Wars and cookies!! Star Wars and cookies!!! Just my favorite things, together at last. Luv that.

  29. So funny….I do look forward to seeing the movie over Christmas break! Of course, that will depend on if we can get tickets, lol!

    • Oh you totally will be able to get them by then! People are just totally going crazy for them RIGHT NOW and this weekend! I would steer clear of ALL movie theaters this weekend, LOL!

  30. You are so stinking adorable, how fun!

  31. I am not going to go and see the film. Maybe someday when it’s free or cheap at home. I’m over Star Wars and have been really tired of it for a long while. Nothing new has been happening and it has grown beyand what I can handle I think like some big bloated monster. Perhaps this is a grand re-imagining but I can wait to find out.
    I would have asked if any of them had reservations about joining the film and if so what helped them to make their decision?
    Harrison Ford fan. Not die-hard but I like a lot of what he does.

    That is a fun post. Looks like a good time and of course the food looks delicious. One of these days I’m going to try some of your food.

    • Josh, to be honest… If I was not invited to all the media surrounding it, I probably wouldn’t have seen it, unless invited (someone else paying – LOL) or… If it were on TV and someone was over and wanted to watch it. LOL!!!!!!! I remember “seeing” the first one when I was super small and I just don’t really remember anything other than Jabba The Hut! LMFAO… But hey, I saw this one… And it was incredibly entertaining and I think those who do like Star Wars will in fact really love it!

      And um… Do you have any time off during the holidays? If so… YOU MUST (it is required) that you make some of the eats I have created on my blog 😉 ha ha!

  32. This is such a cute tribute to The Epic stories of Star Wars! Both of the cookies looked huge and yummy!

  33. I’m not a big star wars fan…but those cookies! I think it’s safe to say I’m a fan of those! And they come in fun shapes :)

  34. Oh what fun! These cookies look absolutely cosmic! :)

  35. Cookie wars?!?!?! YES! I will be camping out in line for the midnight release, swinging around a lightsaber and a sweet tooth… –

  36. I’m not a Star Wars fan but sign me up for some cookies, please- these look yummaaay!

  37. Oh man! I am jealous of it all! We haven’t bought tickets yet for Star Wars. Hoping soon xox

  38. Should I be ashamed to admit that I’ve only ever seen like one Star Wars movie?!

    • NOT AT ALL… Some people are gung-ho and others, not so much! I am sure you’re die-hard for other movies in this world 😉

  39. GiGi you are so much fun. Harrison’s son was lucky to date you!

    Thanks for bringing fun to Blogger’s Pit Stop

  40. Dear Gigi, what a fun post. I admit I did not get swept up in the madness, but these cookies still sound good to me! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season dear. xo, Catherine

  41. I have never seen any of the Star Wars movies, but I’d really like to just to see what all the hype is about! The cookies look just wonderful and so fun!

    • Right?! It’s almost like you HAVE TO! I mean, I will be honest – not the biggest fan, but I was definitely going to see it regardless of my cool-ass invite just to see what the heck everyone is going ballistic over! 😉

  42. This post is ADORABLE!!! I’ll be going to the movie whether I want to or not (okay, I want to!) because the husband is a Huge Fan. Hoping he lets us wait just a little until the lines calm down – maybe I will bribe him with these cookies!!

  43. I’m packing up all my stuff and moving out to LA. I’m tired of being a bystander and watching your awesome videos when all I want to do is partake in the fun!! And go to press junkets and movie screenings with you. BTW, you were my blogger BFF until you said you really don’t like chocolate. Although, that would mean more chocolate for me when we hang out together. Hmmmm….OKAY you’re still my blogger BFF!! Yay! Well, I gotta go now and get a light saber to use as a mixing spoon to make my chocolate cookies today :)

    • Honestly, my not really liking chocolate should make us BFFFFFFs because as you say – MORE FOR YOU! We should compliment each other, right? Not take food from each other’s plates, he he!!! So TAKE THAT BACK, we are still besties 😉

  44. This is a fun post! And these cookies would be great to make for our gym party that is coming up. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Your cookie wars looked fun! We have tickets to see the movie on Tuesday with my husbands’ work friends. I am avoiding any spoilers until then.

    • I don’t think you’re going to find many spoilers – they have been EXTREMELY HARD CORE about keeping things a secret!!

  46. Okay, the light-saber (sp?) stirrer is F-ing Awwwwwwe-some!!!! Makes me want to go to the toy store, purchase one and do all my stirring like that… or just run around the house and chase my dog. Anywho, both cookies looked amaze-balls, but since I’m allergic to chocolate I’d have to go with the gingerbread one, just sayin’. Haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m not a huge star wars fan (don’t kill me… or hit me with that light-saber)! Cheers, doll!

    • LMFAO!!! We stirred AND ran around the house like crazy people with that light saber – so you can DO IT ALL! LMFAO!! And you better believe LIGHT SABERS will be available EVERYWHERE now that this movie is out, lol.

  47. The cookies look great and love the light saber too, haha! We’re planning to see it this weekend, but not on opening night – eek!

  48. I’m dying to try those mixes! They look bomb diggity!!!! HAAHA I love how you busted out in cheer – “B – E – B- E AGGRESSIVE!!”. Cracks me up!

    • I cannot wait to get more of the mixes – They’ll be at my door when I am back in LA come January! ha ha! And then you can come over and we can BE BE AGREEEEESSIVEE with them! LOL!

  49. Star wars AND cookies?!?! Girl, it’s been so long since I’ve seen one of those movies! I remember the when I saw the first one my pap took my sister and me to the drive in to watch. Now, I’m not disclosing any dates or ages, but I’ll never forget it!

  50. YES! StarWars and cookies sound like fun! It’s been a while since I saw that film! I need to see the new one too…

  51. Oh my goodness this post is fabulous! :) I love, love, loveeee Star Wars – and I can’t wait till I get to go see The Force Awakens (long story short, my other half is out of town till next week, and I promised I would wait – silly me :P). But, you dated one of Harrison Ford’s sons? That’s crazy! I adore him in all of his films. If you want, you can check out some of my Star Wars Favorites, here >>

    Great post, thanks for sharing!!

    • Oh I am totally going to check out some of your Star Wars favorites!! When you see the movie, you BETTER let me know what you think! 😉

  52. Well, this is fun! And the cookie war? Oh my…though gingerbread might have a slight advantage due to the season…I can never resist chocolate… Man – I would not be a good judge!

  53. True story – my husband tried to drag me to the midnight showing of Star Wars, to which I replied “Unless you plan on chaining me up like Jaba did to Princess Leia, then there’s no way you are getting me to that theater.” My husband of course, considered that option in more ways than one.

  54. Haha! I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but you sure made it look fun! I’ll probably cave and go just to see what it’s all about!

  55. Those cookies are so pretty! You are both excellent cookie decorators =)
    Don’t hate me… but I’m not into Star Wars, I’m not lining up to see it. My hubby is super excited though.
    You dated one of Harrison Ford’s sons??? That’s pretty cool!

  56. Yes. I want your cookies.
    I can’t believe you saw it before me. My husband was actually IN episodes 2 and 3. A perk of working for ILM. Wheeeeee!
    I’m obsessed with Star Wars and with cookies.

  57. I couldn’t ever get into the Star Wars but it has taken over the internet lol
    I do think Harrison Ford is awesome.

  58. Harrison Ford fa, yes..but I am so not jumping on the Star Wars wagon lol. Great cookies tough, out of this world lol.

  59. Oooh I follow Andrea’s Protein Cakery on Instagram and everything always looks so good! I need to try their stuff.

  60. Lucky me we had seen Star Wars I think first compared to other countries, seen it last Wednesday New Zealand time. We start the day earlier than most countries so we had the first chance, good thing I never saw any spoilers.

  61. Sorry!! How did I miss this one?

    I’m going to watch the New Stars movie soon.

    Yes, I am a fan of fellow pilot Harrison Ford. I actually flew the same type of plane he crashed a few years ago when i was getting my tail wheel rating. Not the same as tail feathers, lol Very glad he got through that!

    • YOU MISSED THIS ONE probably because I posted 2x last week… No post this week, ha ha!

      Oh man, when H. Ford crashed his plane a few years back and people were saying he died… My heart sank!! Thankfully he is alive and as sarcastic as ever… As I saw him in the flesh! ha ha.

  62. Those cookies look great! I love gingerbread and a good chocolate cookie. Thanks for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party! Happy Holidays! Hope you’ll come back and join us again in the new year.

  63. How dare you not invite me to a cookie party!!!!!!!!!!! I may never speak to you again!!! NOT! xoxoxox



    • I posted on FB my needing a COOKIE TASTE TESTER to be in this cookie war! You must not have seen it, because YOU would have been perfect!! It’s okay, when I return, IT IS ON!

  64. Ha ha We bought our tickets in advance for tomorrow. (The theatre was almost completely sold out this past weekend.) It should be a fun holiday time event.
    Merry Christmas, GiGi.

  65. I’m finally going to start doing some healthy baking in the new year so you’ve given me some inspiration. I think I have a baking phobia but I’m determined to overcome it, ha! Not a Star Wars fan – had never seen any of the movies until my little nephews forced me to watch Star Wars Lego! Looked like you sure had fun though and it seems the whole world is very excited about this latest one!
    Merry Christmas, GiGi – see you in the new year. xo

    • I remember when I was introduced to the world of healthy baking…….. Pandora’s box… OPEN! It will never ever ever close. I am warning you! LOL!

  66. I’ve flagged this post because I really want to see your zainey Cookie War video. I haven’t eaten cookies in years, but figure your must be a little healthier so I’m excited. When I need a sweet fix I make my one sorta cookie concoction: oats, coconut oil, cacao powder and sunflower seed butter. Sometimes I puree medjool dates to make them sweeter and then cook for 15 minutes. Happy Holidays. May the force be with you this season.

    • Everyone seems to be incorporating dates into their recipes these days! I cannot eat them, so I guess I will never know what they are like, but I guess if everyone is doing it, it must be good, no? ha!

      Merry XMAS Caryn!! :)

  67. Fun — and delish — stuff! Thanks! Haven’t seen the new Star Wars movie yet — have reservations for next week at an Imax (2d — 3d gives me a headache). Happy Holidays, and see you next year!

    • 3D gives me a headache too, but I saw this in 3D and I was actually OKAY!!

      Merry XMAS … And if I don’t see you back here next week (one more post for this year), then HAPPY NEW YEARS!!

  68. Those cookies look delicious! I’ve never been much of a Star Wars fan, but after all the recent hype, I’ve had a desire to watch all the movies! We bought all the movies and have been watching them one by one with the kids before we go see the new movie!!! Merry Christmas!

  69. I am delighted that you shared your Star Wars cookie post with us at the Holiday Edition of the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!.Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year! All the best, Deborah

  70. May the FORCE be with you – Have a wonderful Christmas!!!


  71. Star Wars junkie here !!!!!! I would ask the cast, how does it feel to be part of a history making SciFi franchise? KFC would definitely put Darth down for the count. Fun looking cookies and great video. Those are great mixes and all her product’s look amazing.

    • LOL! KFC in Star Wars… Fast Food in Star Wars in general would be pretty funny! In fact, I am waiting for the day when there is an action packed fast food movie battle !

  72. Ughjkhsdflkajhsdf WHY isn’t this place open yet?! I NEED to get me some protein cakes! If I can, I’d contact them requesting for an eleven layer-chocolate cake with TONZZZZZ of peanut butter frosting on their grand opening if they’re in LA! Oh yeah and the cake’s all mine!

    • Jan 1st I believe it when it should be OPEN!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 :D!
      And since I got engaged, I won’t lie, I asked Protein Cakery if she could make me a cake! LOL!

  73. That’s awesome she made a line of cookies for you. The only thing that could make it better is if the name of them was more scandalous or super punny. I don’t have any plans on seeing Star Wars but if someone invited me and snuck in some of those cookies, I’d gladly go :)

    • Oh she and I are going to continue to work on these mixes now…. So I am sure I can come up with a quirky name for them! ha ha ha!
      How’s baby?!

  74. So punny :) haha. That’s awesome that there are baked goods mixes out there that you can have. Must make it so much easier especially during the holidays! I definitely did a double take with Armen…he looks at bit like Arman and the name…I was like am I going crazy? Haha

  75. Those cookies look delicious! And I really enjoyed the movie.

  76. Guess u had super fun in the event.. Looks yum

  77. Had a Star Wars movie marathon over the New Year’s holiday & went to see the show on Saturday. LOVED it!! Thanks for sharing another fun exploit with us at #TryaBiteTuesday! And the cookies and sweets….well that’s just a sacrifice we all make….right? 😀

  78. Well, I’m definitely not a Star Wars fan, but I’m sure my husband will make me watch it when it comes out on DVD. Hopefully it’s not as boring as the first er… middle? three.

    Anyway, the cookies look good. 😉 Haha!

  79. When I was younger we had a Star Wars cookbook! I think we still have it somewhere. I remember there were “wookie cookies” and “princess leigh (cinnamon) bun.” I can’t remember the rest but it was the ultimate star ward foodie gift!

  80. You had fun doing all that, hey?! hehehehe
    I have watched the new star wars, and I liked it, but there are a few things I don’t like, but maybe they have a future answer to them! hehehe
    I love cookies by the way!!!

  81. We loved the new film. And your cookies look delish

  82. Sounds super fun and I looooooove these cookies :)

  83. i love cookies so much!! they both look yummy. and how cool that you got to go to the press junket for the force awakens

  84. Ok, this one literally took 8 days to get to! Geez Louise! Are you gonna hate me if I say Armen’s cookies look dope? Cuz they do….ugh and so does his hair, but there’s absolutely no lean towards his cookies based on his hair. Ok that’s a lie, there’s a little lean. That another lie, it’s a big jlo booty sized lean.

    • I could never hate you… And um, Armen’s cookies were TOTALLY better than mine. JUST SAYIN’. LOL!!!! I am not a sore loser AT ALL.

  85. OH! Nice One..