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.
Tube of sugar cookie dough (or your favorite recipe)
Candied red cherries
Green food gel coloring
1/3 cup Flour
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.
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.
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!
Allow to cool and you’re done!