Super Bowl Recipes: Football Cookies

Kim Conte

We've got you covered for the Super Bowl with Chili, Guacamole, and Sliders. But what about a sweet treat to wash it all down? These Touchdown Cookies from Taste of Home will certainly do the trick.

Touchdown Cookies from Taste of Home

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda


2 cups confectioners' sugar

4 to 5 tablespoons hot water

3 to 4 teaspoons baking cocoa

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a football-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough hot water to achieve spreading consistency; beat until smooth. Place 3 tablespoons glaze in a small bowl; set aside. Add cocoa to remaining glaze; stir until smooth. Spread brown glaze over cookies. Pipe white glaze onto cookies to form football laces. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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