3 Easy Football Treats

3 sweet football treats for the big game: An iced sugar cookie made to look like a football stadium, fudgy brownies cut and decorated to look like footballs, and lollipops made into penalty flag party favors!

Makes 12-18 cookies, 6 brownies, and lollipop yield varies upon preference

Things you'll need

Football Stadium Cookies
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Square cookie cutter
  • Parchment lined baking sheet
  • Rolling pin
  • Bench flour
  • Plastic wrap
  • Decorating bags
  • White & green royal icing
  • #1 & #2 decorating tips
  • Rainbow nonpareils
Fudgy Football Brownies
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Metal spatula
  • 8 x 8 inch metal pan lined with parchment paper
  • Baking spray
  • White royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #2 tip
  • Football cookie cutter
Penalty Flag Pops
  • Assortment of lollipops
  • Yellow napkins
  • Scissors
  • Yellow ribbon
Football Stadium CookiesFootball Stadium Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, almond meal, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  6. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture until combined.
  7. Shape the dough into 2 discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.
  8. Roll out each dough to ¼ inch thick. Cut out cookies using square cookie cutter and place them 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.
Time to decorate!
  1. Use green royal icing to pipe a rectangle on the middle third of the square (PICTURE at 4:05). Allow to fully dry.
  2. Pipe white royal icing with a #2 tip into rectangles above and below the green. While the white royal icing is still wet, sprinkle on rainbow nonpareils until covered.
  3. Add the yard line details with white royal icing and a #1 tip.
Fudgy Football BrowniesFudgy Football Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and then grease and line a 8 by 8-inch metal baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add oil, milk, vanilla, and egg and then whisk until well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  5. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Let the brownies cool in the pan then remove.
  7. Once brownies are fully cooled, use a cookie cutter to cut out footballs.
  8. Use white royal icing to pipe football laces on each brownie (PICTURE at 7:14).
Penalty Flag PopsPenalty Flag Pops
  1. Cut ribbon into pieces a few inches long.
  2. Place a lollipop at the center of a fully opened napkin. Wrap the napkin around the head of the lollipop and tie in place with a ribbon strand (PICTURE at 8:42).
  3. Snip the extra ribbon on the ends and fluff out the napkin. NOTE: You can use whatever candy you’d like, as long as it can be gathered together. Examples are: jelly beans, chocolate nuts/raisins, etc.
  4. TaDa! These easy yet impressive Football Treats give you plenty of time to enjoy the game!
Rosanna Pansino makes Fudgy Football Brownies

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