Chocolate Football Cookies
Chocolate football cookies are chocolate sandwich cookies, shaped and designed to look like a football! Double the cookie, double the deliciousness!!! Whether or not you’ll be glued to the TV when the big game is on, this sandwich cookie recipe is guaranteed to be the perfect halftime snack.
Our teams are both out of the running, so the tension of the regular season and playoffs has lifted and I can fill the kitchen with delectable game day dishes! Super Bowl Desserts, like these cookies, are a delicious game-day treat!
Why You Must Make:
- Minimal decorating skills are needed.
- They’re chocolate with a caramel filling!
- Football cookies are perfect for tailgates, game day at home, or to take to a Super Bowl gathering.
Though my cookie decorating skills are limited, I was hoping I could pipe some laces onto football-shaped cookies. With fingers and toes crossed, I began the process, using melted white chocolate to create the lines. Whew. Most looked OK. My family (major football fanatics) was impressed.
Well, until I told them these chocolate football cookies were off-limits until I did a couple of morning spiels for our local Fox and CBS stations. To make them extra tempting, I piped some vanilla buttercream to make a wall around the perimeter of one cookie, filled the well with a spoonful of caramel sauce, then topped with a second cookie garnished with a lace.
Chocolate sugar cookies are nice, but frosting makes them truly memorable! And a dab of caramel never hurts, either! If you need another sweet for your game-day buffet, this Football Bark is super cute!
Time to Move the Tailgate Indoors
With the big NFL finale just around the corner, it’s time to think of what to serve at halftime. Munchies are always in demand and a pot of chili is classic.
In our neck of the woods, grilling isn’t always a viable option, especially when the Big Green Egg is covered with snow or frozen shut. But there are lots of terrific options.
I love to make a dessert, whether M&M cookies with our team colors highlighted or something football shaped like a cheese ball or these chocolate football cookies filled with buttercream and caramel. If you’re still stymied about your menu, don’t worry. I have more suggestions below.
How to Make Sandwich Cookies
- Make your dough, chill if needed, then using cookie cutters, cut and bake an even number of cookies.
- Cool completely on a rack.
- Make your filling, whether a frosting or a thick sauce. If using something like my caramel sauce, plan to make some frosting to create a wall around the edge of the bottom cookie to prevent leakage.
- Spread the filling on one cookie, top with a second cookie, and continue until all cookies are used.
- Decorate the top if desired.
- Store your football cookies in an airtight container.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, just use your favorite cookie cutters and these can be made in any shape for any occasion.
These cookies and other sandwich cookies can be filled with a simple buttercream frosting flavored and/or colored as desired.
Chocolate Football Cookies
Chocolate sugar cookies with a buttercream and caramel filling! Perfect for game day!
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Jarred or homemade caramel sauce
- Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment and set them aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugar till fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
- Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together and then slowly mix till combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Lightly dust the work surface with cocoa powder and roll the dough ⅛-1/4-inch thick.
- Using a football-shaped cookie cutter, cut shapes, and place them on baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Let cookies cool for a couple of minutes, then remove to acooling rack.
- When cookies are cool, sort half of the best-looking cookies to decorate with laces. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate and the vegetable oil, stopping to stir every 30 seconds or so, till the mixture is smooth.
- Place melted white chocolate in a piping bag with the appropriate tip (thin flat opening for the cross lace and a small round opening for the laces) or into a quart Ziploc bag (seal and cut off one corner).
- Pipe the long lace first, then the 3 short laces). Let chocolate cool and harden.
- Prepare buttercream. You may double or triple if you'd prefer to fill your cookies completely with buttercream. The amount in this recipe is enough to make a wall around the perimeter of each cookie bottom.
- Beat butter and powdered sugar till combined, then add milk and vanilla to thin. May need to add a few more drops of milk to get to your desired consistency.
- Flip the remainder of the cookies so that the bottom side faces up (these are the cookies without laces). Pipe a thick layer around the perimeter of the cookie. Then place a spoonful of caramel sauce in the center of the cookie. Top with one of the laced cookies.
The amount of cookies from this recipe will vary depending on the size of your cookie cutters.
This cookies can be filled with a simple buttercream frosting for an easier version.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g
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38 Comments on “Chocolate Football Cookies”
what a big hit this would be at any game day party! Very clever!
Clever and perfect timing for Superbowl!
These cookies are so nice ! I was happy to watch you on TV, you are great Liz ! I think with all the recipes you have in your blog you can write a food book ! I will the first to buy you. x
These cookies are so cute Liz!! Next year I am making these for the SB
These cookies are so adorable!
I’m behind in my reading but these look adorable.
Great piping skills and I look forward to your game day spread!
Liz, these cookies are perfect!!! love these for any game day!
These are SO adorable!
How cute! Definitely perfect for a game day
I love these little footballs – but I REALLY the caramel 🙂
These are so cute!
This is my first time on your website – I love your website name – it’s so funny 🙂
These cookies are adorable – a perfect game day treat!
These are adorable!
Like Mary Poppins you are practically perfect in every way, Liz…And so are your perfectly piped chocolate caramel cookie dreams! Bet the crew loves you =)
These cookies are incredible, Liz! Piping laces would be as talented as I get with cookie decorating, too. 😉
This sure looks like a great bunch of food! Can’t wait to check them out! Bet these cookies are worth a touchdown!
I love how festive and tasty these cookies look, Liz! They’re perfect for next weekend!