Are you ready for some football? I can’t wait for Sunday’s big game. It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers vrs. the Baltimore Ravens. This is a HUGE game in our house because my husband has lived in Maryland almost all of his life and I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Plus, the beginning of football season is always so much fun.
I made the cookies in the shape of footballs but you can make them whatever shape you want. Of course I decorated mine for the Steelers, but the football shaped cookies can be decorated with any team color. I also used a chocolate frosting because my team’s colors are black and gold, but a white frosting can be used as well.
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies (adapted from Allrecipes )
½ c. butter, softened
2 T. sour cream
2 T. applesauce
1 c. white sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 t. baking powder
2 ¾ c. flour
1 t. salt
1. In a large bowl mix the butter, sour cream, applesauce, and sugar. Slowly beat in eggs and vanilla until everything is well mixed.
2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Pour into the butter mixture and mix well.
4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to ¼” or ½” thickness. Cut into shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until slight brown shows at the edge of the cookies.
5. Cool and decorate.
Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting
1. Spread footballs with chocolate icing.