Your game day parties just got a little bit cuter! These easy decorated Football Cookies are simple to make and will put smiles on your guest’s faces. They don’t take a lot of time and will really make an impact when you pass them around on game day. Between these cookies, and one or two more easy dessert recipes, your guest’s sweet tooth will be taken care of! These are perfect for cookie decorating beginners! I only share things I love and think you will like too. This post contains affiliate links, which means, if you purchase through a link I am compensated.
How cute, right?! Unlike some of the other elaborate football sugar cookies you can find online, these are super simple. With just a little bit of chocolate icing, a decorative piping tip and some white fondant, you’ve created the cutest little cookies!
Like most of my dessert recipes, I like to find ways to make things as simple as possible on myself. These easy football cookies can be made with homemade sugar cookies or even store-bought cookies for the base. Whatever you have time for (or skill for) works perfectly!
How to Make Easy Football Cookies
- Sugar Cookie Dough or Ready-Baked Cookies from the Bakery
- 1 small box of White Cake Fondant
- Rolling Pin
- Fondant Cutter or sharp knife
- 1-2 containers of Chocolate Icing (Depending on the number of cookies you plan to bake.)
- Icing Piping Bags and 1M Pipping Tip
Step by Step:
3. Next, knead your fondant. The longer the better and the easier it is to work with.
4. Roll it out flat with a rolling pin.
5. Using a sharp knife, cut out your square pieces to create the “lace” of your football, as shown. (One longer piece with 3 shorter pieces laid across.)
6. Lay them out to set while you finish decorating your cookie.
7. Fill your piping bag with your chocolate icing and place your 1M tip on the end.
8. Start at the top of your cookie making small passes back and forth, make them larger half way down the cookie, and then smaller as you reach the other side, as shown. (You are loosely making the shape of a football with it smaller at both ends and a little bit wider in the center).
9. Place your fondant laces on top of the icing as shown.
That’s it! So easy! There’s no need to be afraid of making decorated football cookies. And if you make a mistake, no biggie! I’ve never seen anyone turn down a cookie because the decoration wasn’t perfect. You don’t need a friend like that anyway.
Creating the fondant football laces is actually something your older kids can probably help with. You can even grab a new ruler (because you don’t want to use one that has pencil lead on it) to help them cut straight lines.
If you don’t have icing bags and piping tips, you can use a storage bag instead. Fill the bag with your chocolate icing and cut one of the corners off. Make sure that you cut the hole large enough to make a nice big stream of icing to create the shape of the football.
This is my favorite hack because, while I own ALL the tips – because those were something that when I got married and thought I needed since I was going to be a domestic goddess, I’m too lazy to get them out.
Plus I’m not that worried about creating the perfect football. I’m more concerned with eating them…
These football cookies aren’t complicated and would make such a cute addition to your football party! I am not a skilled dessert decorator and these were easy. Think you can tackle these? Get it, that was a super clever football pun.
Printable Recipe for Decorated Football Cookies
You won't believe how easy these fun Football Cookies are to make! You can even use store-bought cookies as the base and then just make the simple fondant laces!
- Sugar Cookie Dough (or store-bought cookies)
- 1 small box of White Cake Fondant
- Rolling Pin
- Sharp Knife
- 1-2 containers of Chocolate Icing Depending on the amount of cookies you plan to bake.
- Icing Piping Bags and 1M Pipping Tip (or food storage bag and cut the tip!)
Start by baking your sugar cookies according to package instructions.
Let cool completely.
Next, knead your fondant. The longer the better and the easier it is to work with.
Roll it out flat with a rolling pin.
Using a share knife cute out your square pieces to create the "lace" of your football, as shown.
Lay them out to set while you finish decorating your cookie.
Fill your pipping bag with your chocolate icing and place your 1M tip on the end.
Start at the top of your cookie making small passes back and forth, make them larger half way down the cookie, and then smaller as you reach the other side, as shown.
Place you fondant laces on top of the icing as shown.
Serve and enjoy!
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Aren’t these easy football cookies adorable?! No matter what they end up looking like, that chocolate icing and sugar cookie combo isn’t going to disappoint!
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