5 football-themed cookies to sweeten up game day

5 football-themed cookies to sweeten up game day

Because Mother Rucker’s Sweets is in the business of making life fun, we get a kick out of baking cookies that reflect the season. Fall and football go together like parties and treats, so — naturally — we’ve given some thought to making football-themed cookies you might serve at your game-watching parties.

Cookies occupy a middle ground between an indulgent sweet treat and a satiating snack. Setting out a platter of game-appropriate cookies will be a fuss-free hit with your guests. Here’s a list of football cookies sure to score big points with own your own game-watching fans.

Football Whoopie Pies

All you’ll need to make a home-baked batch of whoopie pies — about 18 of them — is a box of chocolate cake mix and six additional ingredients. Use a piping bag to spread the batter into football shapes, and draw the seams with the leftover marshmallow filling. This easy recipe takes less than half an hour to complete, but once the gang gets a hold of them, they’ll be gone before halftime.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs

There’s no baking required by this recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough footballs. Make an eggless cookie batter, form football shapes and dip them into melted chocolate. Chill the cookies in the fridge for a treat that will take your taste buds all the way to the end zone.

Game Face Football Cookies

In the shape of both footballs and the whole football field itself, these royal icing-decorated sugar cookies will delight your eyes as well as satisfy your sweet tooth. Just follow your favorite recipe for sugar cookies and either buy the icing premixed or whip up a batch yourself to score a delightfully flavorful touchdown.

Football Field Goal Cookies

No baking skills are needed for this winning football-themed cookie. With just a tube of roll-out cookie dough, white icing, rainbow nonpareils and an assortment of colorful sugar sprinkles, you can make these football field goal cookies. In fact, they’re so easy to make, you’ll want to make several dozen. They’re also easy to adapt for other sports as well.

Football Cinnamon Roll Cookies

What do we love about this football cinnamon roll cookie recipe? It’s not just the addicting deliciousness. It’s the ingenuity too. Take a premade pie crust, turn it into cinnamon rolls and then bake them into cookies. The process is simple, but the results will test your willpower — it takes restraint to keep yourself from eating them all!