Fan Favorite Football Cookies

Fan Favorite Football Cookies

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The cooler days of fall are just around the corner and, if you are like me, you can’t wait to be sitting in the stands cheering on your favorite team! Here in Wisconsin we have a few fun choices in addition to the local school teams: the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Whether we are wearing the red and white or the green and gold, we can celebrate the sport with my Fan Favorite Football Cookies!

Fan Favorite Football Cookies

If you aren’t a big sports fan, or like to be an armchair coach? This will work for you also. What better way to celebrate the Super Bowl than whipping out a platter of our Fan Favorite Football Cookies for your guests? They really aren’t that hard to make and actually make for an impressive host gift!

meal plan month one

Fan Favorite Football Cookies

For the Cookie Dough :

You will need:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 3 C flour

Cookie cutter: Football


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract and egg and mix until combined
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter. Mix until combined
  • Gradually mix in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until combined
  • Lightly flour a cutting board and begin to knead the dough until the dough is smooth
  • Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick
  • Using the cookie cutter, cut out the shapes and place onto the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart
  • Bake in the oven for 8 minutes
  • Pull out of the oven and cool completely

Royal Icing ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • two piping bags fitted with the number 2 tip
  • Brown gel food coloring
  • Brown cake spray
  • 2 bowls to mix the color in
  • 2 Squeeze bottles for the thinned icing
  • Black edible marker pen


  • Using the standing mixer, combine the powder sugar, egg whites, cream of tarter and vanilla and mix on medium speed
  • If the royal icing is still a yellow soup, add in 1/2 C powder sugar
  • Continue to mix until you get stiff peaks
  • Divide the icing between the two bowls
  • Add several drops of the brown gel coloring into one bowl and mix until combined
  • Leave the second bowl white
  • Scoop a little bit of the brown icing into one piping bag and set aside
  • Scoop a little bit of the white icing into the second piping bag and set aside
  • Mix in 2 tsp of water into the white and brown icing and mix until combined
  • Pour the brown and white icing into 1 each of the squeeze bottles

Decorating Directions:

  • Using the edible marker, draw out where your white lines on the football will go
  • Using the white icing bag, pipe the outline for the white lines
  • Using the white icing in the squeeze bottle, fill in the white outlines
  • Using the brown icing, pipe an outline around edge of the football and white lines
  • Fill in with the thinned brown icing
  • Allow to completely dry for 4 hours before doing the final detail
  • Once dried, pipe a brown line across the middle and pipe small dots into the middle lower section of the football
  • Using the white icing, pipe the white lines on the top of the football
  • Allow to dry for 30 minutes
  • Using the brown cake spray, spray around the edges of the cookie to give it an old and dirty look
  • Allow to dry for 10 minutes before enjoying!
Fan Favorite Football Cookies

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