Metroid Sugar Cookies

metroidsugarcookieiconI recently saw candied red cherries at the grocery store and I did the only thing I could. I bought them and made Metroid cookies.

While shopping at the grocery store, a display of holiday baking goods caught my eye. I was drawn in and purchased the candied red cherries, figuring they would be perfect for a Metroid cookie. A full container of candied red cherries makes about a dozen Metroids.

The fore-mentioned display.

 Ingredients:

Tube of sugar cookie dough (or your favorite recipe)
Cashews
Candied red cherries
Green food gel coloring
1/3 cup Flour

Equipment:

Circular cookie cutter
An overall zest for life

Preheat oven to 350F!

While the oven is pre-heating, take the cashews and split them into the two halves. If it doesn’t break cleanly, you can do what I did – eat it.  Keep the pairs together, like so:

Add a few drops of green food gel coloring to the sugar cookie dough. If you’re not using the gel, you’ll need to add quite a few drops of the regular food coloring – it’s not as potent as the gel.

Dust some flour down and roll the dough around until the color is fully incorporated.

Roll out your cookie dough to about 1/4″ thickness and cut out the cookies.

Add three candied cherries: one on the top, two below.

The top is the left-hand side, in this case.

Add a pair of cashews to the bottom, pressingly them carefully into the sugar cookie dough. Flatten the curve on the bottom a slight bit.

Repeat for all your cookies.

Ready to bake!

Bake for about seven minutes. A few of my cookies went too long and the ends of the nuts got a little toasty, so be careful of the nuts!

Right out of the oven.

Allow to cool and you’re done!

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One thought on “Metroid Sugar Cookies

  1. Those are actually really cute. Lately, I have been obsessed with reading blogs that include recipes for cookies and other desserts. Not that I can actually cook or bake but it makes me really want to learn soon.

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