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Friday, January 13, 2023

Football Stadium Sugar Cookies

These Football Stadium Sugar Cookies are the perfect treat for game day or football parties!

Football Sugar Cookies

We aren't really a sports family, but we do love game day snacks! If you're throwing a football party anytime soon, these Football Stadium Sugar Cookies are easy to make, and will have your guests cheering for more. Even if you're new to cookie decorating, you can do this! I'll show you step-by-step on how to decorate flavorful and chewy sugar cookies with the look of a football stadium - complete with sprinkle "football fans"! 

Football Sugar Cookies

Use a hand mixer/stand mixer and a mixing bowl to combine the ingredients to make the cookie dough base. Once mixed, the dough should be quite soft and light in color.

Football Sugar Cookies

Create balls of dough using a cookie scoop, and place them 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with silicone baking mats. Use your fingers to gently flatten the dough. Bake until the cookies are golden brown. Do not over-bake!

Football Sugar Cookies

Once the cookies have completely cooled, it's time to decorate! Use an icing spreader, frost the top half of each cookie with white icing*.

*Instead of making icing, you can use store-bought cookie icing!

Football Sugar Cookies

Fill a bowl with rainbow nonpareils sprinkles. Place the cookies face-down into the sprinkles while the icing is still wet. The sprinkles will stick to the icing, covering it with colorful "fans" in the stadium!

Football Sugar Cookies

Next, cover the other half of the cookie with green icing. In case you can't guess, this is the stadium grass! If you want to add a little more texture, you could top this area with green sugar sprinkles. Leave the cookie icing to set for at least 10 minutes before moving on to the next step.

Football Sugar Cookies

Scoop the yellow frosting into a piping bag with round piping tip. Carefully pipe a "goal post" in the center of the cookie. If you don't want to make the goal post yellow, white works just as well! Leave the icing to set for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Football Sugar Cookies

Football Stadium Sugar Cookies

Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 40
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Rainbow nonpareils sprinkles

Icing Ingredients:

Cookie Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until well incorporated.
  4. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  6. While the mixer is on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and beat until you have a soft dough.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to place balls of dough on a baking sheet 1 inch apart.
  8. Gently press the dough balls to about 1⁄2 inch thick.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 30 minutes on a wire rack.

Icing Directions:

  1. Add all icing ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the mixture until fully combined.
  3. The icing glaze should be thick. If it's too thin, add a little more powdered sugar until you get the right consistency.
  4. Add 1/8 cup icing into a small bowl, and half of the rest of the icing into another.
  5. Keep the the original bowl of icing as-is. In the bowl with 1/8 cup, add some yellow gel food coloring and mix to combine.
  6. Add some green gel food coloring to the other bowl of icing, and mix until completely combined.

Decorating Directions:

  1. Frost half of a cookie with white icing, and and dip in nonpareil sprinkles.
  2. Frost the other half of the cookie with green icing for the “field”.
  3. Let the green icing set for at least 10 minutes.
  4. In the center of the cookie, use the yellow icing to make a “goal post”.


  • Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • Freeze: Freeze cookies for up to 1 month. Stack cookies in an airtight container with a piece of parchment paper placed between each layer to prevent the icing from sticking to the other cookies.
  • For best results (a soft and chewy cookie), don't over-bake the cookies.
  • Instead of making icing, you can use store-bought cookie icing in white, green, and yellow.
  • For perfect circle cookies: Right after removing cookies from the oven, place a mason jar lid ring, cookie cutter, or large glass over a cookie. Gently move in a circular pattern around the cookie, allowing it to reshape the cookie into a circle. This only works when cookies are still soft and fresh out of the oven!

Football Sugar Cookies

Not only are these cookies festive for any football gathering, but they really are easy to make and taste delightful. If you decide to give this recipe a try, I'd love to hear all about it! Please share your creations on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

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Football Stadium Sugar Cookies

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