chocolate sugar cookie recipe which is my go to. To make the helmets and jerseys, I use my vanilla bean sugar cookie recipe with vanilla bean paste, vanilla extract, and vanilla sugar so the vanilla is prominent but not overwhelming. The vanilla speckles are very pretty as well. For the royal icing recipe, see the links above. I used Chefmaster liqua-gel food color in royal blue, buckeye brown and super red.
The key to working with royal icing when you are layering colors over each other is to let the first layer dry overnight.
|Football cookies drying|
|Football jersey cookies drying|
|Football helmet cookies drying|
|Sugar and softened butter ready to mix|
|Vanilla bean dough is ready|
|Vanilla bean dough - see the speckles|
|Sweet Sugarbelle icing bottles|
|Time to decorate the cookies|
|Helmet cookies about to get iced|