How To Make Football Character Cookies
Whether you are a fan of professional or college football or maybe you have children playing in school or in the local leagues, one thing we all have in common is an appreciation for good football party food! These football character cookies will be a big hit at any football party! No baking involved!
These Football Team Cookies are not just too cute, they are also quite yummy and just a little hard to stop eating! The best part of making these for your football party is that we use store bought cookies so no baking involved!
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Let’s get started making these cute Football party cookies!
- Creme filled vanilla cookies (We use these)
- 1 Cup Milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 Cup Vanilla cake frosting (canned)
- Small tube of red writing icing
- 1 Tbsp. shortening
- Waxed Paper
Line a sheet pan with waxed paper.
Melt the chocolate and shortening in the top of a double boiler. The addition of the shortening helps to thin out the chocolate and create the shine. The double boiler works best because it takes a few minutes to coat all the cookies and the process would be interrupted if you had to keep melting the chocolate again and again in the microwave as it hardens quickly.
We made 8 each;
Coat the cookies according to the picture for your desired number of each character.
Use a toothpick inserted into the creme center as a holder for coating the footballs. Spoon the chocolate over allowing it to drip off. Unless you just want to, it isn’t necessary to coat both sides.
Coat each cookie halfway up to make the players. You need to leave room to create their helmets.
Coat each cookie 2/3 of the way up to make the referees. Use a toothpick to dab a little chocolate ‘hair’ onto each referee’s head.
Place the pan of cookies into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to cool and set.
We used a #3 round cake decorating tip and vanilla cake frosting to pipe on all the stripes and make the helmets. After piping the helmet, use the tip of a toothpick to spread the icing and make the helmet solid.
Writing icing is available at the grocery store in the cake decorating section. The tube has the writing tip built in. We used red icing but you may enjoy using your team colors to make the football player jersey numbers.
To make the eyes, pipe two small drops of white icing and then use the tip of a toothpick to dab the chocolate into the center of each eye.
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Place your Character Football Cookies back into the refrigerator to chill the icing and they are ready to eat! You can make these a day or two ahead of your party to save time. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Also see our quick tutorial for making Penalty Flag Napkins!