How to Make Football Sugar Cookies

by Alli
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Are you ready for some football? You can’t host a football party without these delicious football sugar cookies. They are so cute and they have a vintage look to them. What’s not to love? For more food ideas, check out my 29 Best Game Day Recipes! 
 
Vintage Football Sugar Cookies
 
My family loves watching college football. Most Saturdays during the fall, you’ll find a few of my grown kids at my house watching the game.
 
Then on Sunday afternoons, it’s pro football. I like to whip up a few snacks and these football sugar cookies are just the thing to satisfy a sweet tooth. Did I mention how cute they are?
 
Vintage Football Sugar Cookies - Step by Step Recipe
 
Our favorite college team is the Georgia Bulldogs. My husband and I grew up in Georgia and we’ve remained loyal to our favorite team.
 
When it comes to pro football, my husband is all about the Carolina Panthers and I’m still loyal to the Atlanta Falcons. You can take the girl out of Georgia but you can’t take Georgia out of this girl.

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Whenever we’re watching a football game, I always get requests for my mocha punch. It’s so easy to make and tastes a lot like a frappuccino. Even the grandkids love it. I always use decaf coffee so they can partake as well. It pairs so well with the football sugar cookies.
 
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Football Sugar Cookies

It takes a little while to ice these cookies, so I would make them the day before or a few hours early. You need time for the icing to dry.

Also, you’ll need the following items to ice the cookies.

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Piping bags fitted with the number 2 tip

Brown gel food coloring


Brown cake spray (this is used at the end to give it a dirty look)

2 bowls to mix the color in

2 Squeeze bottles for the thinned icing

Black edible marker pen

Follow the complete directions for making the football-shaped sugar cookies at the end of this post.

How to Decorate Vintage Football Sugar Cookies

Using an edible marker, draw out where your white lines on the football will be.

How to decorate Vintage Football Sugar Cookies
With the white icing bag, pipe the outline for the white lines.

Step 2 - Decorating Football Sugar Cookies
Using the white icing in the squeeze bottle, fill in the white outlines.

Step 3 - Decorating vintage football sugar cookies
Use the brown icing and pipe an outline around the edge of the football and white lines.

Step 5 - Vintage Football Sugar Cookies

Fill in with the thinned brown icing.

Step 4 - decorating vintage football sugar cookies

Dry Completely

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. Use the white icing to pipe the white lines on the top of the football.

Dry for 30 minutes. Use the brown cake spray and spray around the edges of the cookie to give it an old and dirty look.
Dry for 10 minutes before enjoying!

Ready to Eat - Vintage Football Sugar Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

Football Sugar Cookies

Vintage Football Sugar Cookies - Step by Step Recipe

These football sugar cookies are so pretty and have a rustic, vintage look.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 3 Cups flour

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract and egg and mix until combined.
  4. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Mix until combined.
  5. Gradually mix in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until combined.
  6. Lightly flour a cutting board and begin to knead the dough until the dough is smooth.
  7. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Using the cookie cutter, cut out the shapes and place onto the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
  9. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  10. Using an electric mixer, combine the powder sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla and mix on medium speed.
  11. If the royal icing is too runny (soup like texture), add in 1/2 C powder sugar.
  12. Continue to mix until you stiff peaks form.
  13. Divide the icing between the two bowls.
  14. Add several drops of the brown gel coloring into one bowl and mix until combined.
  15. Leave the second bowl white.
  16. Scoop a little bit of the brown icing into one piping bag and set aside.
  17. Scoop a little bit of the white icing into the second piping bag and set aside.
  18. Mix in 2 tsp of water into the white and brown icing and mix until combined.
  19. Pour the brown icing into a squeeze bottle. Pour the white icing into a squeeze bottle.

Decorating Directions:

  1. Using the edible marker, outline where your white lines on the football will go.
  2. With the white icing bag, pipe the outline for the white lines.
  3. Using the white icing in the squeeze bottle, fill in the white outlines.
  4. Use the brown icing and pipe an outline around edge of the football and white lines.
  5. Fill in with the thinned brown icing.
  6. Allow to completely dry for 4 hours before doing the final detail.
  7. Once dried, pipe a brown line across the middle and pipe small dots into the middle lower section of the football.
  8. Use the white icing to pipe the white lines on the top of the football.
  9. Allow to dry for 30 minutes.
  10. Use the brown cake spray and spray around the edges of the cookie to give it an old and dirty look.
  11. Allow to dry for 10 minutes before enjoying!

Notes

The number of cookies this recipe makes depends on the size of the cookie cutter.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 245Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 28mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 0gSugar 29gProtein 2g

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These Football Sugar Cookies take a little time to make, but they are so worth the effort. These are perfect for a tailgating party, a football viewing party, or a football-themed birthday party.

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