Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 8 to 10 tablespoons hot water
- Black paste food coloring
- 6 to 8 teaspoons baking cocoa
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a football-shaped and a small gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough hot water to achieve spreading consistency; beat until smooth. Divide glaze into thirds. Stir black food coloring into a third of the glaze; set aside. Add cocoa to another third; stir until smooth. Spread brown glaze over football cookies. Pipe white glaze for the football laces. Spread or pipe remaining white glaze over gingerbread men cookies to make shirts. Pipe black stripes over the white shirts to resemble referee stripes.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 108 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Jan 6, 2015
What a kick, pun intended, we all got out of this recipe, The only thing I changed about these cookies which I plan to make again this year, is I make them rounder and put the number of our favorite players on them using the initial Icing by It's a Party
Mar 24, 2012
These cookies are so good! We just love them. They taste like a chocolate glazed donut. Yummy.
Feb 5, 2012
These cookies was positively a touchdown! My daughter took these to a Superbowl party, and they were wiped out. We will be making these for future game.
Feb 4, 2012
The recipe seems really simple. I will try these sometime.
Dec 11, 2011
I made these for my hospital units fall meeting and they got rave reviews. I know it comes from an old issue but I collect all old TOH magazines I can find. I love the ones from the early years and love this website.
Mar 2, 2011
We really liked these alot. Will definitely make again.
Feb 4, 2011
These are good and cute. We make them every year for the Super Bowl.
Feb 4, 2011
I made these last year and they were not worth the trouble. Too sweet.
Feb 2, 2010
I have no choice but to make these again- EVERYONE here loves them. We have them at every SuperBowl party- plus any other parties (they tell me I have to keep making them so I won't be out of practice)I do use a Sugar Cookie pouch mix when I am short on time- but I use this frosting recipe always!! :)
Jan 24, 2010
Don't know what I did wrong, but cookies were a greasey mess. threw out. waste of ingreadients.