Chocolate Football Player Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled chocolate (Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chips)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Beat butter in mixing bowl until smooth
  2. add in brown sugar and mix thoroughly
  3. blend in chocolate and cocoa
  4. on low mix in egg
  5. then add in egg, vanilla
  6. slowly blend in flour, baking powder and salt until completely combined and dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl
  7. roll out cookie dough in between wax paper and to get the dough even so all the cookies come out the same thickness, place 1/4 inch dowels on each side and roll a straight rolling pin across the dowels, than dip the cookie cutter into some flour and cut cookies.
  8. I use a 3 inch gingerbread cookie cutter.
  9. Bake cookies in a preheated 400 degree oven
  10. bake for 7-9 minutes
  11. allow cookies to cool completely
  12. when cookies are completely cooled spread melted chocolate candy melts over the tops of the cookies.
  13. Allow the chocolate to become firm before piping icing on top (placing chocolate covered cookies in fridge for a few minutes will speed up this process)
  14. pipe on white glaze or royal icing to create the football laces and write football across the arm area of the cookies.
  15. Allow to dry completely before stacking
Click here to find recipe for glaze icing

*chocolate candy melts will coat the cookies smoothly and easily, melted chocolate chips or the like are not recommended, they will not dry with a smooth pretty finish.
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