Cinnamon Football Cookies

Treat your favorite quarterback to these easy-to-make sporty cookies. Sit back and listen to the cheers!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 24

Cookies

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon salt
24
whole blanched almonds

Decorating Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1 1/2
to 3 teaspoons water

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour, cinnamon and salt until dough holds together.
  • 2 Shape dough by scant tablespoonfuls around almonds to form football shapes. On ungreased cookie sheet, place shapes about 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and just enough water to make mixture that can be piped from decorating bag. Place glaze in decorating bag fitted with number 3 writing tip. With tip, make football laces on cookies.

Expert Tips

What better treat to have at a Super Bowl party? Serve these cookies in a football helmet lined with plastic wrap and cloth napkins.

To make Cinnamon Basketball Cookies, use pitted dates for the almonds. Cut dates crosswise in half; mold dough around date half into basketball shape. Decorate with stripes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
40 mg
40 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.