How To Make Football Character Cookies
Whether you are a fan of professional or college football or even both one thing we all have in common is some good football party food! These football character cookies will be a big hit at any football party! No baking involved!
Creme filled vanilla cookies (We use these)
1 Cup Milk chocolate chips
1/2 Cup Vanilla cake frosting
Small tube of red writing icing
1 Tbsp. shortening
Line a sheet pan with waxed paper.
Melt the chocolate and shortening in the top of a double boiler. 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. The addition of the shortening helps to thin out the chocolate and create the shine.
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. We used red but you may enjoy using your team colors to make the football player jersey numbers. Writing icing comes in a small tube with a tip suitable for piping.
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.
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.