Mr. Saturn Cookies

Mr. Saturn CookiesCherry cookies in a Mr. Saturn shape. Ding!

Confession: I’ve never played Earthbound. Well, not enough to get a good feel for the game anyway. The furthest I got was to the photographer that says “Say ‘Fuzzy Pickles.'” This fine cookie suggestion came from my brother.

Mr. Saturns!

Some of the Mr. Saturn’s preferred foods are peanut cheese bars and piggy jelly.

These cookies are pretty darn good. Buttery rich with a hint of almond and the maraschino cherry inside…delicious! If you’re in the cookie baking mood, I highly suggest giving these a shot. A normal round cookie with the basic ingredients will be just as tasty.

2 cups flour
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 jar maraschino cherries with stems
Strawberry fruit roll-up
Black gel

Yay for cookies!
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Separate the stems from the cherries but don’t throw them away, we’ll need them later. Dry the cherries on a paper towel to get rid of the access juice.

Mr. Saturn in the making.

Mix together butter and flour, then add the almond extract. Add the flour and salt. Mix everything together until it’s well blended.

Mr. Saturn in the making.

Take a small amount of dough, about three tablespoons, and flatten in your hand. Place a cherry in the middle and wrap the edges of the dough around it. Add a little more dough to the top and roll around in your hand until it’s ball shaped.

Mr. Saturn in the making.
Mr. Saturn in the making.
Mr. Saturn in the making.

Take a smaller amount of dough and roll into a ball for the snoot. Roll up two smaller balls for the feet.

Mr. Saturn in the making.
Mr. Saturn in the making.

Pop into the oven for about 15-17 minutes. You’ll want them to set, but not bake until they’re brown.
While the cookies are baking, take the stems and chop off the end part that was inside the cherry. This’ll make it much easier to insert into the cookie.
For the bows, I used tiny bits of fruit roll-ups. They’ll stick easily to the cherry stem.

Mr. Saturn in the making.

Once the cookies are done, quickly insert the bows into the cookies before the cookies harden.

Mr. Saturn in the making.
Mr. Saturn

Allow the cookies to cool before giving Mr. Saturn his eyebrows and eyes. Where are the whiskers, you wonder? The black licorice I had intended for whiskers looked to be too heavy for the cookie, so I left it off entirely. These particular snoots came out a little long, but they do have the Mr. Saturn physique!

Mr. Saturn
Mr. Saturn

Mr. Saturn zoom!

8 thoughts on “Mr. Saturn Cookies

  1. I agree with the first commentor– go play Earthbound! There are a lot of surprises in that game; makes it all worth it.
    That said, your baking is wonderful. I now want to go make everything!

  2. These are so cute! ^__^ I’ve never played Earthbound either, though, but I know Mr. Saturn from SSB: Melee. 😀 I had an idea, though; maybe you could use cherry stems cut in half for the whiskers? Just a thought!
    I love the rest of your site, too! ^____^

  3. Oh my god, these are amazing!! I’m definitely going to bake these! And I agree with everyone else, GO PLAY EARTHBOUND! It really is an amazing game, you definitely won’t regret spending time on it.

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