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Play Ball: Football Cookies


Reprinted with permission from Smart Cookie © 2014 Christi Farr Johnstone, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Makes 12 cookies


  • 12 football-shaped cookies
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate frosting
  • ½ cup vanilla frosting

SMART COOKIE TIP: Can’t find football-shaped cookies? Frost round cookies with green frosting, use white frosting to pipe on yard lines, and add a brown peanut M&M as a football.


  1. Spread the cookies with chocolate frosting.
  2. Place the vanilla frosting into a piping bag or zipper-style freezer bag, pressing the frosting down into one of the bottom corners of the bag. If you’re using a zipper-style freezer bag, snip off the corner end of the bag, leaving an opening approximately ¼ inch across.
  3. Pipe lines of white frosting on the cookie to replicate the look of a football. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
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