How to make Football Tailgate Cookies

It’s football season, and I couldn’t be more excited to have a reason to make football tailgate cookies! These are going to be the real MVP of every football party you have, whether you make them for the local high school team, your peewee team, or for your own college and pro parties…these will be the star of the day!

Just think how much a coach would love to have some personalized cookies with the team name or mascot on there, or if you find out one of the winning plays you can draw it on the playbook page for them, they will cherish it forever (until they devour the cookies anyway). Don’t have a football player? Cheerleaders love cookies too, and we all know they work hard making cookies for the football team, time to reward them for all that hard work!

Get ready to make some of the easiest and cutest sports cookies you’ve ever seen, I’m going to walk you through the game plan in this post, every play (step) is laid out for you. You can do this, I have complete faith in your football cookie decorating skills! You won’t need a Hail Mary with these cookies, they are a Touchdown all by themselves!

FOOTBALL TAILGATE COOKIES

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cut-out sugar cookie dough
  • Royal icing
  • Icing colors – I use Americolor brand

CUTTERS: Football cutter from Ann Clark Cutters and Round cookie cutter

TOOLS AND TIPS:
Tips #2 or #2.5
Couplers
Icing bags
Parchment paper
Cookie sheet
Toothpick or scribe

OPTIONAL:
Rainbow Non-peril sprinkles (if you want to use them in just your team colors that would be really cute!)

COLORS YOU WILL NEED:
White Icing – outline and flood
Brown Icing – outline and flood
Mint Green – outline and flood
Yellow – outline, and flood

OUTLINE AND FLOODING

Step 1:  Outline the football with brown piping icing. Make sure to add a line in the middle 

Step 2:  Fill the bottom section of the football with brown flood icing.  

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.  

Step 3: Fill the top section of the football with brown flood icing.  

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before adding details in the next section.  

DETAILS

Step 4: Using white outline icing add “stitching” to the top of the football and 2 curved lines on either side of the football.

FOOTBALL FIELD COOKIES

OUTLINE and FLOODING

Step 1: Outline half the circle in green piping icing.

Step 2: Fill the outline using green flood icing.

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.

Section 3: Outline a thin section with yellow piping icing. Fill in the small section with yellow flood icing.

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.

Section 4: Outline the remaining side of the circle in white piping icing. Fill in with white flood icing.

While the flood icing is still wet place on an unused coffee filter or paper plate and sprinkle the non-perils over the entire white flooded section.

DETAILS

Step 5:  Using white piping icing pipe a white line in the middle of the green section.  Draw 2 more lines on either side of the middle section.  

TOUCHDOWN!!!! You’re all done! What an offense, way to go team! I told you that this was a set of adorable cookies you could totally tackle! (wink wink nudge nudge) Now, take a picture of those cookies and post it on Instagram and tag me so I can see it and celebrate your winning score too!

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