Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg together until creamy and combined.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tarter and baking soda
Gradually mix in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until combined and a dough forms
Once the dough is formed, sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of flour onto a cutting board and place the dough onto the cutting board.
Sprinkle some flour onto the cookie dough and roll out the dough to about 2 inches thick
Cut out your cookies and place onto the cookie sheet
Bake your cookies for about 8-10 minutes
Let them cool completely
Royal icing directions:
Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, powder sugar and vanilla and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form
Split the icing into 3 bowls
In one bowl add a few drops of brown gel food coloring to get a light brown color
In the second bowl add a few plus more drops of brown gel food coloring to get a darker brown color
Leave the third bowl white
Cut the tips off the piping bags and place a tip into each bag.
Using the bag with the number 14 tip, scoop the light brown icing into it and set aside
Scoop the darker brown icing into a piping bag fitted with a number 2 tip, set aside
Scoop the white icing into the last piping bag fitted with the last number 2 tip set aside
Using the edible marker, pipe a long rectangle from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. This is Chewbacca's belt
Using the light brown icing, pipe around the belt
Using the dark brown icing, pipe lines on the edge of the belt and fill it in
Using the white icing, add dots onto the belt
Let icing completely dry for about 2 hours before enjoying!