Jan 31, 2009

Game Day Football Cookies

I scored a touchdown with these decadent peanut butter shortbread cookies, dipped in chocolate (okay, you can now roll your eyes at the cheesy metaphor)... the best thing is that no animals were harmed in the making of THESE game day footballs!

Makes about 18 cookies


3/4 C. brown sugar
3/4 C. Earth Balance buttery sticks
1/2 C. peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. all purpose flour
1 C. dark chocolate candy melts (vegan)


Cream softened margarine, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Add the flour until well combined into a stiff dough. Roll into balls and shape into footballs by tapering the ends a bit. Place onto parchment lined or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15minutes or until bottoms are deep golden. Let cool before dipping.

Melt the chocolate as directed on the package in a microwave or double boiler. Carefully dip each cookie to coat the bottoms and place onto a cool, parchment lined cookie sheet. With a butter knife, draw the "football stitches" onto the cookies. Let harden before moving (placing them into a refrigerator makes this quicker).

Eat in moderation!


  1. I hope your cold's better! no doubt the cookies will be the magical cure, if it's still bugging ya.

  2. Those cookies are adorable! Nice cartoon. :-)

  3. These are soo adorable. Perfect for tomorrow. Very creative and undoubtedly delicious!!

  4. these look so darn delicious!!! i'm corny like that, too, so you're not the only one.

    how do you get the other food pictures to show after you've posted a recipe? is it a widget that you added to your blog?

  5. Joanna- I use a slide show widget from wowzio- was free before, but now they charge a fee. The linked pictures in the posts are from Link Within- you can get this for free :)

  6. Yay, these look great! The Superbowl won't be on tv till Thursday here, but I'm thinking I just might have to make a batch of these before then. So cute!

  7. These are so cute, Karma! And they sound pretty easy to make, too. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

  8. The cookies are very cute - ALMOST cute enough for the horrible play on words! :)
    They look really good! I'll have to try them...