Soccer Sugar Cookies
I love sugar cookies. And I love frosting. What I do NOT love is decorating. There are some super talented cookie and cake decorators in the food blog world, I am so not one of them.
Do you remember THIS COOKIE I made for my daughter’s softball team? Turned out cute, but the game was cancelled.
There was also a time when I helped my son by baking over 2 dozen flag shaped cookies (spending 4 hours), decorating them for Germany and Netherlands, only to find out they weren’t to be due to school for another week!
So when I decided to make soccer cookies for my youngest, I pretty much planned to do it the entire afternoon, and I figured something would go wrong!
Well, I’m happy to say, not a whole lot went wrong. I didn’t have any black food coloring left, so I made the balls green (her color). And unfortunately the green frosting was a little thick, but I was too lazy to thin it out after the first cookie. But otherwise, I’m okay with it. I’m not a decorator, and my daughter loved them!
Plus, they taste great. And in my opinion who wants to eat a pretty cookie that tastes bad?
FOR THE COOKIE:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
- 4 cup flour (plus more for dusting the counter)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp corn syrup
FOR THE ICING:
- 3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp meringue powder
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla (clear)
- food coloring
- For cookies, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and milk. Stir in remaining ingredients. Dough will be sticky and soft. Place on a well floured surface and knead dough with flour until dough is pliable. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick, cut into shapes.
- Bake cookie in a 325 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes. Let cool.
- For icing, mix powdered sugar and meringue powder in mixing bowl. Add in vanilla and milk. Beat for several minutes until smooth. To outline the cookie first, make icing a bit thicker by adding in less milk. Line cookies. Then add more milk and flood the cookies. If coloring the icing, beat in color. Check out THIS BLOG for a much better tutorial. Then don't come back here and judge me on my decorating skills okay? Thanks!
**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**