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How to Decorate Cookies for a Penn State Game

Show your team spirit by bringing decorated cookies to the next Penn State game. Go Nittany Lions!


  • Step 1: Make cutouts Make sugar cookie cutouts of a lion, a football, a basketball jersey, or a round circle using cookie cutters. Bake according to package directions.
  • TIP: Add flavor to the dough by adding a hint of cinnamon, lemon zest, or brandy.
  • Step 2: Outline and fill Outline and fill cookies in with blue or white royal icing to match the school colors using the pastry bag and a variety of pastry tips.
  • Step 3: Pipe a picture Write "PennState" or "Go Lions!" using melted chocolate or royal icing. With a steady hand, you can pipe a picture of a Nittany Lion, the school mascot.
  • TIP: The official Penn State athletic logo uses PennState as 1 word.
  • Step 4: Add finishing touch Add the finishing touch by adding colored sanding sugar to give it a sparkling effect. Don't forget to cheer: "We are ... Penn State!"
  • FACT: Penn State's football stadium is called Beaver Stadium and it has a seating capacity of 107,282.

You Will Need

  • Sugar cookies
  • Variety of cookie cutters
  • Different colored royal icing
  • Pastry bag and tips
  • Melted chocolate
  • Colored sanding sugar
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Lemon zest (optional)
  • Brandy (optional)

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