Sugar Cookie Football Stadium

A football stadium complete with the yard lines, touchdown zones, fans, and footballs all in a delicious royal iced sugar cookie form. The perfect dessert for the 2014 Superbowl!

Superbowl Sunday Sugar Cookie Football Field

I know, I know. The Superbowl is still a couple of weeks away. But before you know it, it will be here!

Like take Christmas for instance. One day I was enjoying a Thanksgiving turkey with my family and then the next day Christmas had come and gone. Seriously, the holidays flew by!

And if you are anything like me, you like to know what you are bringing to a party or what you are going to make for your family a wayyy in advance.

Football Field and Stadium Decorated Sugar Cookies

I’m kind of crazy that way. I have a bajillion different calendars in my attempt to get organized. They have food ideas for this blog, what I’m making for dinners for the next couple of days, and food ideas for what I’m going to bring to the next social event or party I’m heading to.

Anyways. This sugar cookie football stadium can be put on your list of things to do and make when the first of February comes around. I’m just getting it to you a bit early :).

Sugar Cookie Footballs

Okay. So a little bit about this stadium. It comes together super easily. Just placing cookies by each other is basically all it takes. Butttt the cookies do take a little TLC. In my opinion, if you have all the materials, royal icing cookies aren’t hard, they are just  a bit time consuming. The good news is, these royal iced cookies aren’t super detailed or ornate. Just simple lines and a few letters here and there.

This sugar cookie dough is my all time favorite. It’s incredibly simple, few ingredients, and best of all it doesn’t require chilling (!!!). The amount of dough produced by this recipe should be enough to finish your field and football cookies if you don’t roll the cookies too thick.

Touchdown Zone

If you haven’t ever tried royal icing, here is a fantastic tutorial you should read before getting started: How to decorate cookies with royal icing.

To make this stadium and these cookies, here is a list of supplies you will need:

(I included links in case you are a first timer with royal iced sugar cookies. These are not affiliate links and you can find most of these things at a grocery or craft store. I’ve bought these items at both JoAnn’s and Wal-Mart)

Happy preparation for Game Day!!!

Football Sugar Cookie Oh and before you make this, don’t forget to enter in the $400 cash giveaway sponsored by the Weary Chef, a fantastic group of bloggers, and me!

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Sugar Cookie Football Stadium
 
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Ingredients
Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. almond extract, to taste
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
Royal Icing
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 3 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Brown dye
  • Green dye
Decorations
  • Colorful nonpareil sprinkles
  • Red sugar sprinkles
Instructions
Prepare the sugar cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the sugar, butter, and egg. Beat until combined and creamy.
  3. Stir in the two extracts and then slowly add in the flour mixture. Beat together until completely combined.
  4. In another small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix.
  5. The dough may be crumbly and that’s okay. Knead the dough together to form a ball. Immediately roll out the dough to be cut.
  6. If the dough is too wet, add more flour up to 1/4 cup.
  7. Wrap the dough tightly and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes, more preferably an hour.
  8. To cut out the field, touchdown, and fan cookies, roll out the dough and measure it to be 10 inches by 7 inches. With a butter knife and using the ruler, cut the rectangles to be 1 inch by 3 and 1/2 inches. You should have 20 rectangle cookies. You can roll out the remaining sugar cookie dough to make as many footballs as you want or can with the remaining dough.
  9. Place the sugar cookies on a cookie sheet and freeze the cookies for 7-10 minutes before baking.
  10. Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes. Mine generally all took about 8.
Prepare the icing
  1. Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together until the cream of tartar is fully incorporated. Add in the powdered sugar and mix with hand beaters or with a stand mixer for about 10-12 minutes or until stiff peaks form when you lift the mixers. Separate the icing into 3 bowls. Leave one white, dye one green, and dye the other brown.
  2. Place the green dye into a disposable bag with a #2 tip. Pipe a rectangle around all of the rectangular cookies. Add a little bit of water to the remaining green dye in the bowl and let the frosting sit with a damp towel for a few minutes. Transfer the frosting to a squeeze bottle and flood the cookies. Use a toothpick to pop any bubbles that appear in the cookie and to guide the frosting to the edges. Allow the frosting to dry completely before piping on the white lettering with a #1 tip.
  3. For the footballs, outline the cookie with a #2 tip and brown icing. Add a little bit of water to the remaining brown dye in the bowl and let sit with a damp towel over the frosting for a few minutes. Transfer the frosting to a squeeze bottle and flood the cookies. Again, use the toothpick to help pop bubbles and guide the frosting
  4. For the touchdown cookies, allow the green frosting to dry fully and then pipe a white line around with a #1 tip. Put the red sprinkles on the white part and shake off the excess sprinkles. Carefully pipe the word “Touchdown” with the #1 tip.
  5. For the fans, instead of flooding the cookies, pipe white or green frosting over the cookies and pour nonpareil sprinkles over the frosting. This way when you shake off the excess sprinkles, wet frosting won’t come with them.
Putting it together.
  1. Place the yard lines together going from 10 to 50 and back down to 10 again. Place the fans on either sides of the field and the touchdown zones and each side. Place footballs around the scene.

 

Comments

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Thanks Ashley! Oh of course. In fact, your tutorial taught me how to do royal icing and made me brave enough to try! Thanks for writing that :)

  1. says

    This looks amazing Chelsea! You did a great job and I love all the cute little details you added to the cookies :) This will be a hit at your Superbowl party!

  2. says

    I’m a HUGE advance planner … haha… like sometimes I should probably chill out a bit : ) I finally bought a planner that combines work/personal in one …. it’s so nice to have everything in one place! And this football stadium is so much fun! I particularly love the sprinkles for the fans!

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha I think the same thing, I definitely need to chill out sometimes haha. I am obsessed with my planner! Thanks so much Ashley :)

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Thanks Beth! I bet you are great at frosting cookies, all of your cupcakes are always frosted to perfection!

    • chelseamessyapron says

      That’s great to hear! You’ll have to let me know how it works out! Thanks for stopping by Krystle!

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