Saturday, September 28, 2019

Football Cookies

Football Cookies

My sister-in-law asked me to make custom football theme cookies for a wedding she made the wedding cake, and desserts. I made footballs using my favorite 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
When making these recipes it is important to use softened, room temperature unsalted butter and do not overmix.

Sugar and softened butter ready to mix
This is the vanilla bean dough ready. Once the dough clumps around the attachment it is ready. Do not overmix the dough.

Vanilla bean dough is ready
This is the vanilla bean and chocolate dough ready to chill. I chilled them overnight since I made them a day ahead of baking.

Vanilla bean dough - see the speckles

Chocolate dough
I use Sweet SugarBelle icing bottles for this project. I highly recommend them. I made border and flood icing. Instructions are available at the links above.

Sweet Sugarbelle icing bottles
These are some of the cookies. They are cool and ready for icing.

Time to decorate the cookies

Helmet cookies about to get iced

-Sophia/Two Frys

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