Cookies make me happy. I wanted to try making something I’ve never seen before. (Although I’m sure it has been done.)
I rolled out my dough, cut the shape of a football, and then cut various pieces. It took me a while to get the dough even from left to right. (This baking cookies business is very new to me!) My football did not fit on the pan so I had to separate some of the pieces…
Separating the pieces was necessary but caused quite a ruckus later! Notice how one of my cookies must have been too thin and shrank up a bit as it cooked too long. I had the most difficult time trying to put the puzzle back together:)
But then I remembered I had taken a picture before baking, haha! That was extremely useful.
After the cookies cooled, I piped brown icing around the edges using a decorating bag and a #3 Wilton tip.
Then I flooded the middle of each cookie. I later drew in the lines of the football. Touchdown!
Piping and flooding are so much fun! To make the icing, mix together 2 egg whites and a teaspoon of lemon juice. When those are thoroughly blended, mix in 3 cups of powdered sugar. Set aside about 3/4 cup for later. (You’ll use this to make the lines on your football.) Add brown food coloring and use some of this icing to pipe the outlines of the cookies. (Make sure you cover the rest of the icing with a damp paper towel to keep it from drying out.) Once your piping dries, you can start flooding. Just add a bit of water, maybe 1 teaspoon, to your icing. Stir the icing, adding in just a bit of water at a time until it’s a consistency you can work with. You want the icing to be thinner than before, but thick enough that you’ll have to use a toothpick to spread it around on the cookie. The piping serves as a dam to keep the icing from flooding over the edges of the cookies. When that dries, draw on your football lines! I used a decorating bag for the lines and a #5 Wilton tip.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!