Easy Football Sugar Cookies

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Looking for an easy dessert to make for the Super Bowl this weekend?  It is simple to make these football shaped cookies without a special cookie cutter.

Make football shaped cookies without a special cookie cutter. Quick and easy Super Bowl cookies

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To make a football shape I used a circular cookie cutter.  First I cut out a circle shape, and then used the same cookie cutter to go over half the circle and make it a football shape.

A series of pictures showing how to cut a circle out of a piece of dough.

You also end up with a bunch of crescent moons, which you could bake too, although I just re-rolled them and made more footballs!

I frosted the cookies with chocolate frosting, and then used white frosting to pipe on laces.  These were simple to make, and are a perfect dessert to bring to a party on Sunday!

A person putting frosting on a cookie.

5 from 3 votes

Simple Football Sugar Cookies

Published By Anne
Prep Time1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 24
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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Vanilla frosting


  • Mix the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes, until well combined.
    3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar
  • Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
    1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Mix in the flour and salt until just combined.
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chil the dough for 1-2 hours.
  • When you are ready to bake the cookies preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Roll out half of the dough, and use a round cookie cutter to make circles.
  • Then use the same cookie cutter to cut the round cookies into football shapes.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges start to brown.
  • Cool completely.
  • Spread a thin layer of chocolate frosting over the cookies.
    Chocolate frosting
  • Put the white frosting in a decorating bag and pipe laces on the cookies.
    Vanilla frosting

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

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