While most of the focus on Super Bowl Sunday is about the game, food usually ends on bite-sized appetizers and savory main courses, you shouldn’t neglect dessert entirely! Super Bowl appetizers and desserts are a great way to bring all the fans together regardless of who they are rooting for! Football sugar cookies make the perfect sweet ending to any meal. With a simple design that you can customize to support your favorite team, this super bowl dessert will ensure that your friends leave the party happy, regardless of the final score. Whether you’re wanting football themed desserts or you want to represent your favorite team with customized colors.
21 of Our Favorite Football Themed Desserts
1. Football Themed Desserts: Sugar Cookies Recipe
Super Bowl Dessert Ingredients:
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick room temperature unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon milk or cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Football Themed Cookies Icing:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon milk, plus more if needed for consistency
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Brown food coloring
Football Themed Desserts Directions:
- Use your mixer to cream together the butter and sugar together. When thoroughly combined, add in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Meanwhile, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Turn the mixer to the lowest setting and gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Continue mixing until a cohesive dough forms.
- Flour a work surface and flatten the dough into a disk. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and transfer it to the freezer to set for at least half an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Flour two sheets of parchment paper. Unwrap the dough and roll it into a 1/8 inch thick sheet between the two pieces of parchment paper, dusting as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
- Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and use a football-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Gather the dough scraps into a ball, roll it into another sheet, and continue cutting out shapes until all the dough has been used.
- Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes, rotating them halfway through.
- Allow them to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.
- While the cookies cool, start the icing by thoroughly sifting the confectioners’ sugar.
- Mix the sifted sugar with the milk until a spreadable consistency is achieved.
- Beat the corn syrup and almond extract into the icing until it becomes smooth and glossy.
- Separate 1/3 of the icing into a different bowl. Stir brown food coloring into the larger portion until it reaches the shade of a football.
- Leave the other icing white. Cover the bowl with a moist paper towel to make sure the icing does not dry out.
- When the cookies have cooled completely, use the back of a spoon to spread a dollop of brown icing across each one.
- Let the cookies stand for at least 20 minutes to allow the brown icing to harden.
- Put the white icing into a pastry bag with a 2” tip. (Note: If you don’t have a pastry bag, you can use a thumbtack to work a small hole into the corner of a sandwich baggie.)
- To decorate each end of the cookie: Pipe two lines of white icing to create a thick, curved C-shape. Fill in the space between the two lines with more icing.
- To decorate the center of each cookie: Pipe a single vertical line. Then, pipe several smaller horizontal lines across it in order to create the laces.
- Allow the white icing at least 10 minutes to set before serving.
This recipe will make around 30 football-shaped cookies. But when planning for your party, aim for two cookies per person. Feel free to play around with cookie shapes, food coloring, and piping designs in order to make this recipe work for you. While, as it stands, this is a super bowl dessert, it could easily be made into a go-to recipe for every special day.
20 Football Themed Desserts from our Blogger Friends
- Chelsea’s Messy Apron – Sugar Cookie Football Stadium
- Life Love and Sugar – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs
- The First Year Blog – Football Bark
- Brite and Bubbly – DIY Dairy-Fre Football Shaped Fudge
- Jenn’s BlahBlah Blog – Nutter Butter Football Cookies
- Life is Poppin – Dr. Pepper Football Brownies
- Jman and Miller Bug – Ice Cream Football Pops
- Thrifty Jinxy – Snickers Rice Crispy Football Treat
- The Country Chic Cottage – Snickers Football Cake
- Mom Endeavors – Football Oreo Pops
- The Suburban Mom – Dairy-Free Football Truffles
- Well Plated – Football Peanut Butter Blondies
- B Inspired Mama – Football Brownie Cupcakes
- Sweet Simple Stuff – Sweet, Salty, and Gooey Footballs
- Your Cup of Cake – Football Field Cupcakes
- Shugary Sweets – Cookies and Cream Football Cheese Ball
- Jman and Miller Bug – Iced Football Cookie
- Chelsea’s Messy Apron – Football Shaped No-Bake Granola Bars
- The First Year Blog – Football Oreo Balls
- Sarah’s Bake Studio – Chocolate Football Pretzel Rods
Are you looking for more football themed appetizers and snacks for the big game?
Take a look at our 24 Super Bowl Snacks that are sure to get the party started!
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