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Football Cookies. It’s officially college football season, and my guys are all pretty happy about it! We kicked off the season (see what I did there) with a fun football party all about our favorite college football boys, the Georgia Bulldogs!
As a party girl, I know how an amazing cookie can really add to a party. I also know how you need to be a gifted artist to make amazing cookies. But, I am not one to back down to a challenge, and I decided to try to make some cookies for this little party.
Good Housekeeping TV offers a variety of classes, free shorts, and inexpensive longer ones. I watched the free short Beginner’s Cookie Decorating 101 by Patty Paige and gathered self confidence. I thought, I can do this! I am artistic! So, I went for it, I took the full class…I watched the 70 minute video, and thought, hmmm, I hope I can still do this. I waited a day or two, and I watched a few more minutes, and downloaded the notes that came with the class. Then, I did it.
I used store bought cookie dough, and rolled it out, and cut my shapes (from Michael’s). Then I made my royal icing. It was easy, so much easier than I thought it would be!
Then, I separated and colored it.
Next, I outlined my shapes, I could use more practice with that…but I was happy.
Then I flooded the cookies and I was very happy!
Once the icing dried, I added laces…and heard “Laces out Dan!” over and over in my head.
A few days later, I made the jerseys. My outlining was much better, the flooding looked great. But I used white icing that wasn’t as fresh as I thought and my numbers looked a little sad. That was all my fault. Thankfully, they were still yummy, and our family didn’t care that they weren’t perfect.
I decided to get “fancy”‘ with my football cookies and put them in a bed of grass frosting on large round sugar cookies. I loved the way they turned out, even if they weren’t perfect.
I will say, I plan on leaving a lot of the cookie art to the pros, but in a pinch, I am confident that I can do these again, and I am actually looking forward to it! I am really glad I took the class, and I think I will take a few more. Patti even has a few more cookie tutorials. They are easy to follow along, and you can replay them as you wish. There is a printable how to, and even downloads and discussions available. It’s absolutely worth the money!
Be sure to check back all this week for more from our Football Party, including a free printable!