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Football Stadium Sugar Cookies

Simple sugar cookies that are so easy to make but pack a major WOW factor for game days!
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time4 hrs 12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 478kcal

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies:

Royal Icing:

  • 3 tbsp Meringue Powder
  • 1 lb. Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Warm Water
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Rainbow Confetti Sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended and smooth.
  • Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and slowly add to creamed mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Chill dough for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness on a lightly floured board.
  • Use a floured square cookie cutter to cut out cookies, these were jumbo 4 x 6 cookies, I've made 2 x 3 inch ones as well and that's probably what I'll make for our Super Bowl party.
  • Once you cut cookies out of dough, mold back together and repeat process until dough is gone.
  • Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, edges will start to turn a golden brown when done.
  • Let cool completely before icing.
  • Add ingredients to a stand mixer, do not use a hand mixer, and beat for 15 minutes until still peaks form.
  • Divide frosting into a 1/4 cup for white, 1/2 cup for red, and the rest will be green. Mix with food coloring until you reach desired tones.
  • Use a frosting spatula to spread green frosting over the entire cookie.
  • Add red frosting to a decorating tool or bag with a flat tip and frost a strip across the cookies lengthwise, there should be about 1/3 of the cookie above the line.
  • Add white frosting to a decorating tool or bag with a fine point tip and draw out yard lines in the large section below the red line.
  • Sprinkle confetti sprinkles on the frosting in the top 1/3 of the cookie above the red line to create your crazy and wild fans!

Notes

You can use any white frosting, homemade or store bought.
You can use rainbow colored nonpareils instead of confetti sprinkles for the stands.
You can use sprinkles in team colors too!

Nutrition

Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.5mg