It seems anticlimactic to share these cookies that I made for the Super Bowl since, as you may have heard, the Patriots lost the game. Boooooo.
Nevertheless, I made really cute cookies and I photographed the process so I want to show you want I did. I used the recipe and directions from Bake at 350 and, while it’s definitely time consuming, it’s really pretty fun and also fairly simple once you’ve got the right tools.
I used the Wilton Football Cookie set and made cookies in the shapes of footballs, pennants and jerseys. They were all outlined first with a #2 tip .
And then they were flooded in appropriate colors. I used squeeze bottles for the flooding and this worked much better than using pastry bags like I have in the past. It was less messy and definitely faster.
Once that icing had set up – and that takes a while – I started decorating with words and letters. This is the truly fun and creative part.
I made cookies for Vince Wilfork and Tom Brady.
I made footballs and pennants with slogans for Myra Kraft and the Pats.
And I made cookies for Benjarvus Green Ellis – we call him The Law Firm because it’s shorter – and Rob Gronkowski – we call him Gronk.
I let them set up over night and then I piled them all on a plate and brought them to our friend’s house. They really did look great and I think my friends were impressed with my mad decorating skillz. They tasted great, too!
Sadly, delicious cookies do not ensure a victory, even when you do put your heart and soul into them. At the end of the game I grabbed that Tom Brady cookie and used it to express how I felt about the game results.
Oh well. There’s always next year.