Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)

Happy (almost) Super Bowl Sunday!

Hopefully you saw Budweiser’s Best Bud commercial, which is heart-wrenching as always. Now, in my kitchen, I’ve been getting ready for the Super Bowl with a little bit of decorating!

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Super Bowl XLIX

For my friends with celiac disease, I used two new products to decorate these cookies: Satin Ice Fondant and Wilton’s Shape-N-Amaze. Satin Ice Fondant is gluten, dairy, and nut free. Additionally, I contacted Wilton to confirm that the Edible Decorating Dough is gluten free, but it’s actually made in a gluten free facility (as of December 2013).

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Key Gluten Free Decorating Items

The first step to decorating was to bake cookies. I used chocolate chip because that’s what I had in the house, but I recommend a sugar cookie (or even a cupcake). Once the cookies came out of the oven, I used a diamond and a circle cookie cutter, both of which my sister gave me for Christmas. (Thanks Bri!)Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF) Then I rolled out the fondant the best I could. Since I don’t have a rolling pan, I used the side of a glass and measuring cup to help me out!

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Rolled Out Satin Ice Fondant
Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Peeling of the Extra Fondant

Hand whipped buttercream icingAfter cutting out the appropriate shape of fondant, I spread buttercream icing (GF, DF, EF) on to the cookie before applying the fondant. Since I didn’t have a mixer, I had to whip the icing by hand, which proved to be a nice little work out. I saved the leftover buttercream icing to decorate the cookies, as we’ll see below!

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Apply buttercream icing to the cookie.
Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Add the fondant!

For some of the cookies, I dyed the fondant first. For red and green, I simply used red and green dye respectively. For a deeper blue, I used a mixture of blue and purple. Lastly, for brown, I used cocoa powder. Be sure to mix the dye in thoroughly because you need less than you think!

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
All the Diamond Cookies should have Brown Fondant!
Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Fondant on All the Cookies

Once all the cookies had a base layer of fondant, I made a bunch of footballs with the brown diamonds. Drew a Seahawk, Patriot, and a patriot on the smaller colored circle. Then, I built a field on the two larger cookies.

Football Cookies

  1. Use a football or diamond cookie cutter to cut out the cookie.
  2. Apply buttercream frosting.
  3. Add cocoa powder to the fondant, and cut it out in the diamond shape. Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
  4. Next, using the buttercream frosting, ice on the laces.

    Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
    GF, DF, EF Football Cookies!
  5. Enjoy your cookie, wherever you are celebrating the Super Bowl. For me, that will be the mountains!

    Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
    Enjoy Your Cookie!

Now, my favorite cookies were the ones I made for each of the teams on the smaller circles because they were so much brighter!

Super Bowl Cookies

  1. Using a circle cookie cutter, add a circle shape of fondant onto the cookie. For this Super Bowl, I used green, blue, and red fondant for my cookies.
  2. Using a thin tip (and looking at an image), draw on the team logo. You may use whatever color fondant you would like as long as it stands out. If you mess up it’s easy to wipe the frosting off of this fondant.

    Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
    Patriots’ Logo Cookie!
  3. Then add on a border in another color.

    Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
    Seahawks Cookie!
  4. Put all the cookies together to eat and enjoy!

    Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
    Super Bowl XLIX Cookies

For my last two cookies, I decorated with my left over bits of fondant and using the edible dough. I used the edible dough to make a football. I dyed this dough brown using chocolate too. I liked the edible dough, but it doesn’t taste very good. Fortunately, with the cocoa powder, the dough tastes much better!

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
3D Football Cookie
Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Super Bowl XLIX

I already ate one of the cookies, and I must admit the fondant tastes pretty good. On the other hand, I always love the taste of sugar. 🙂

And of course, I am bringing these cookies to the Anniversary Addition of Fiesta Friday, where they’ll serve as both a dessert and a celebratory treat. While unfortunately, I’ll be on an airplane during the actual Super Bowl, I’m glad that I’m able to share these treats with all of you!

Happy Super Bowl Weekend Y’all! Go Pats! 

P.S: My sister also gave me the decorating kit for Christmas! Thanks Bri!

40 thoughts on “Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)

  1. These sure look great! I’ve never worked with fondant before. I guess I’ll have to try!! Enjoy the game!! Go Pats!!

    1. Aunt Peg, I had only used fondant once before and that was with a professional baker supervising me. I found it so easy to use, and it makes such a lovely base layer. I’ll try to make some more designs too. I’m thinking cupcakes next time! 🙂

      Happy Super Bowl Weekend!

  2. Gosh, these are a real labour of love and creativity! They look fabulous adorning Angie’s First Fiesta Anniversary table – thank you so much for bringing them and have a super Superbowl Saturday!

    1. Thanks, Julie! I probably would have used sugar if I had the ingredients in the house. BUT, for the football ones, I really liked the chocolate chip cookies because the fondant was flavored with cocoa powder. For the other ones, I didn’t mind the chocolate chip, but I think sugar cookies may have been more appropriate!

      Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Julianna! Exactly, now I have ideas for a bunch of different holidays too. I didn’t plan these out, except for the footballs, that was the fun part! Happy FF, and hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  3. stop it, these are adorable. why are you so betty crocker, and i’m like eating PB2 by the spoonful as my dessert…

  4. How cute!! Loving these cookies, Kaila! They’re too adorable to eat! I appreciate your labor of love. This would be a fabulous project with kids or a group of friends. A cookie making and decorating afternoon. Wouldn’t that sound wonderful?

    1. Awh, thank you Angie! I must admit that some of them are already gone!! A cookie making and decorating afternoon sounds wonderful. I actually enjoy decorating cookies much more than making cookies. Thanks for hosting FF as always! 🙂

  5. Your cookies are so cute, Kaila! Very festive. We are all excited here in Arizona with the Super Bowl being just down the street from us. I’m not really a big football fan, but am always happy to have an excuse to eat cookies!:)

    1. Thank you, Shari! I’m so glad you like them. Y’all have such great weather for the Super Bowl! And, I’d take any excuse to decorate cookies. (Now that I know I like it. I’ve only decorated gingerbread in the past.)

      Hope you had a good weekend, despite all the crowds!

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