Ultros Cookies

Ultros CookiesLarge sugar cookies with almond slices.


Ultros is a large, talking, purple octopus from Final Fantasy VI. He shows up several times to cause some hell and comic relief.
The design idea for Ultros came from these awfully cute gluten free Octopus cookies.
Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter (two sticks), softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Purple food coloring
Sliced almonds (or pine nuts)
White frosting
Red decorators’ gel

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Zap the butter for 30 seconds in the microwave to soften (but not melt), and add to a large bowl. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs. Mix well.

Ultros Cookies

Ultros Cookies

Ultros Cookies

Add the flour and the baking soda. Mix until everything is well blended. This dough is rather thick, so it will take a few minutes to get everything mixed up.

Ultros Cookies

Ultros Cookies

Once the dough is sticking together, add the purple food coloring. Mix until the color is spread throughout the dough.

Ultros Cookies

Form the dough into about twelve balls. The balls should be almost the size of your meaty fist. Cover with saran wrap and place in the fridge for an hour.

Ultros Cookies

Once the dough is cooled, roll out a ball with your hands into a log shape. Use a roller and run over the dough a few times to stretch it out. The thickness of the dough should be around 1/3″.
Slice one end of the dough four or five times to create the legs.You can try for more slices to create the proper number of octopus legs, but be careful when transferring to and from the cookie sheet. The thinner legs will make them more apt to break off.

Ultros Cookies

Transfer to a greased cookie sheet and shape the legs. Press some almond slices down into the dough to create Ultros’ mouth.

Ultros Cookies

Pop into the oven for about twelve minutes.

Ultros Cookies

Allow the cookies to cool. Use white frosting, followed by red decorators’ gel to create the eyes.

Ultros Cookies

Ultros Cookies

Makes a dozen large cookies.

Ultros Cookies

Ultros Cookies

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