How to Make Superbowl-Worthy Football Sugar Cookies

superbowl football sugar cookies with frosting

If you’d asked me 15 years ago when the Superbowl would be, I’d just have stared at you. I had no clue when it was. But ever since 2008, I’ve kept better tabs on the Superbowl. Not because I love football (I don’t). Rather, because I made a HUGE mistake that my sisters won’t ever let me forget. But that’s okay because now you’re going to get a great story AND a fantastic cookie recipe for Superbowl Football Sugar Cookies!

Easy, Superbowl-ready Football Sugar Cookies

In 2008, my husband and I got married in Phoenix. Over Superbowl weekend. And neither of us had ANY idea. Having grown up in Phoenix, all I knew was traffic was CRAZIER than usual. And we couldn’t find a single hotel for our honeymoon – we ended up booking a nice hotel in Sedona – a good 120-mile drive north. I shrugged it off as some weirdly-busy convention weekend. My sister burst out laughing when I told her that because she knew I didn’t know it was the Superbowl.

So now I know when the Superbowl is – it’s around my anniversary. I still have to look up the exact date, but that’s okay. Because I still don’t follow professional football – but I’m always down with any reason to make a good cookie. So, let’s make some football sugar cookies!

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Yield: 12 cookies

Football Sugar Cookies

superbowl football sugar cookies with frosting

Want some unique cookies for your superbowl party? These football sugar cookies will be a hit - they're easy and quick to make - and are delicious!

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 package sugar cookie dough
  • 1 box white cake fondant*, small
  • 1-2 containers chocolate icing

Cookie baking tools you'll need:

  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 icing piping bag
  • 1 1M piping tip


  1. Start by baking your sugar cookies - bake them in either the standard circle cutout or elongate them into a football shape. Step 1 Football superbowl sugar cookies
  2. Let cookies cool completely.
  3. Knead your fondant. The longer you do so, then the easier it will be to work with.
  4. Roll the fondant out flat with your rolling pin. Step 2 superbowl sugar cookies
  5. Use a sharp knife to cut the fondant into straight strips. These will be to create the lacing look of your cookies. Cut one longer piece per cookie for the main lacing - and then 3 or so smaller pieces to go across that. Other Step 2 Football sugar cookies
  6. Lay the laces aside for now.
  7. Fill your piping bag with the chocolate icing and use the 1M tip.
  8. Starting at the top of your cookie, make small passes back and forth. At about halfway down the cookie, start making them larger, and then smaller again as you reach the other side.** Step 3 superbowl cookies with frosting
  9. Add the fondant laces on top to create your football sugar cookies. Step 4 Football sugar cookies with frosting
  10. Serve and enjoy!


*If you don't like baking with fondant, you can use white frosting to create the football laces. You'll just need to make sure you're using a standard piping tip and that you have steady hands!

**If you're letting kids help with the chocolate icing, just hand them the icing, a plastic knife, and a plastic spoon. If they're like my kids, they'll get some of the icing spread on the cookie (enough to finish decorating them like a football, at least!) and eat the rest with the spoon.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 61Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 37mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 0g

Time to Enjoy!

These were so good it almost made me wish I watched more football games – if only so I had a better excuse to make them more often. Not like I need an excuse to bake cookies, though, right?

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