The leaves are starting to turn, the nights are getting cooler and it’s getting dark earlier. That can only mean two things: it’s fall, and it’s finally football season! Which means it’s finally time for some football cookies! These are fashioned after the Penguins jersey cookies that I made two seasons ago during their successful Cup run. You may remember that last year I made Steelers logo cookies for the start of the season, and these are a nice follow up. I made these back in the spring for a friend of my mom’s – she wanted some Penguins jerseys, some Steelers jerseys and some Easter eggs for a family get together. Since football was already well into the off-season, I decided to hold off on sharing them until the season got underway. I’ve had my Terrible Towel in hand for a couple of weeks now, so I figured the time was finally right to trot out the Steelers cookies!
Oh, and disregard the Santonio Holmes cookie (first picture) – he has since been traded. Dennis Dixon is now wearing number 10, which throws me for a loop and sends me into Kordell Stewart flashbacks every time I see it. Although given the current state of our quarterbacks (at current count we have 1 starter suspended, 1 back up (Leftwich) with a knee injury, 1 3rd string (Dixon) with a knee injury, and 1 4th string (Batch) who is beyond fragile) it suddenly doesn’t seem implausible that Kordell could make a cameo. I kid, I kid… maybe. Hopefully. Hey, at least we’re 2-0, thanks to the miraculous efforts of our defense. They deserve a cookie. Actually, they deserve all of them.
All in all, once you’re comfortable decorating sugar cookies with royal icing, these are pretty simple to make. I did a plain white flooded cookie and added the color-coordinated piped details. And because Troy never disappoints me and his is the next jersey I plan to buy (and a white one at that), here is a closeup of his cookie: