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

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.

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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.

Yield: 24

Simple Football Sugar Cookies

Simple Football Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 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


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


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 16gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

What are your party plans for the Super Bowl?


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