These football cookies will be a big hit at any football party! They are easy to make and no baking is involved.
These Football 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 is involved!
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!
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Let’s get started making these cute Football Character Cookies
- Creme filled vanilla cookies (We use these)
- 1 Cup Milk chocolate chips (white chocolate chips work too)
- 1/2 Cup Vanilla cake frosting (canned)
- Small tube of red writing icing, or your team color
- 1 Tbsp. shortening
- Waxed Paper
Line a large baking pan with parchment paper or waxed paper for easy clean-up.
Line all of your cookies up in a row on the baking sheet to make the process much easier. I used Vienna Fingers Keebler cookies.
Melt the chocolate and shortening in the top of a double boiler with one tablespoon of shortening. The addition of the shortening helps to thin out the chocolate and create 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.
How To Melt Chocolate In A Double Boiler
Make your own double boiler. Fill a small saucepan about 1/3 with water and bring to a low boil. Set a heat-proof bowl onto the saucepan as the water comes to a boil. The water should not touch the bottom of the bowl.
Add the chocolate and begin to stir. Continue stirring while the chocolate melts. It only takes a minute or two so don’t walk away.
Decorating the football cookies
Coat the cookies 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‘ football jersey cookies 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.
Coat the cookies completely in chocolate for making the football cookies.
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! They are just the most fun football party food for game day. Everyone loves these.
Be sure to make the jersey numbers with your favorite player’s numbers for extra fun.
These football decorated cookies can be made a day or two ahead of your party to save time. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Also see our quick tutorial for making Penalty Flag Napkins!