It’s almost Super Bowl time again, so if you looking for some food ideas, here is an easy method for making football shaped sugar cookies, and the best part is that no cookie cutter is needed.
The football cookie idea is from my niece, Colleen, who read my post last fall on ghost shaped sugar cookies and improvised to make football cookies, instead, for her son’s football team. Thanks, Colleen. Go Team!!!
1 roll Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough
2 cups powdered sugar (sift if desired)
4 tsp light corn syrup
4 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
To make brown food coloring (you will add this to the icing):
7 drops red food coloring
4 drops yellow food coloring
2 drops green food coloring
NOTE: There are a few tricks to making these “no cookie cutter needed shaped cookies” that varies from the recipe on the sugar cookie dough package, so please carefully follow the directions below for best results.
- Preheat oven to 350
- Put sugar cookie dough in freezer for 15 minutes
- Cut sugar cookie dough into 32 slices
- Roll each slice into a ball, then shape into an oval and lay on cookie sheet
- Press oval down with fingers to flatten
- Bake in oven for 7- 9 minutes. Remove when edges are golden brown.
- Only let cool on cookie sheet for 45 seconds, then loosen with spatula and cool on cookie rack.
- Place the corner of a plastic baggie into a large glass
- To make pourable icing, mix all icing ingredients together, except for vanilla and food coloring.
- While icing is still white pour 1/5 portion into the plastic baggie.
- Add vanilla and brown food coloring to the remaining portion of icing. If you need to thin icing, add more milk 1 tsp at a time until icing runs off spoon easily. (Don’t thin icing until you have separated the 1/5 portion.)
- Lay wax paper under cookie racks and apply brown icing to cookies with a basting brush, making sure to fully cover cookies and let icing drip over the sides. Let icing dry for 30 minutes.
- To make white football lacing, remove baggie from glass and snip a little piece off the corner of the baggie.
- Squeeze lacing design onto each cookie. Let dry for at least 30 minutes.
- Store cookies in a seal tight container.
Note: I have tried other cookie dough brands, but I have found that the Pillsbury brand works the best for this type of cookie.
These cookies will end looking like hand rolled cut out cookies, yet you can make them in a third of the time and mess. Let me know how your football shaped cookies turn out.