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Score a touchdown with your Big Game party guests when you serve these winning snacks and appetizers.
You Will Need
- 1 c. of sugar
- 1 c. of butter
- 1 tsp. of ground ginger
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
- 2 and 3/4 c. of flour
- Chocolate icing
- White icing
- Football-shaped cookie cutter
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Cookie sheet
- Pastry bag
Beat the sugar, butter, ginger, egg, and cinnamon in a large bowl for three minutes. The combination should be light and fluffy.
Slowly combine the flour into the bowl while beating the mixture on a low speed. Once the flour is combined and mixed into the ingredients, the dough will form.
Chill the dough
Chill the dough for an hour before baking the cookies. Chilled dough sticks together better than warm dough, and the chilled dough will be easier to form into shapes.
Roll out dough
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/8-inch thickness.
Cut out football shapes
Use the cookie cutter to cut out football shapes. Spray the cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and place the shapes 1 inch apart on the sheet.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned and the edges are firm.
Cool the cookies before you decorate them. The icing and piping could melt on warm cookies, making the decorations look sloppy.
Decorate the cookies with chocolate icing. Pipe white icing to resemble the lacing on a football. They're sure to be a touchdown with everyone.