Football Brownie-Cookies – No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

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Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

I know that I just posted the Heart Shaped Cookie Tutorial a few weeks ago but it’s not my fault that the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are neighbors on the calendar!  Plus the frozen, shaped, cookie dough trick is so good that I had to show you another version.  This one comes with an amazing recipe too…  Brownie-Cookies!  It’s a cookie that tastes like a brownie and looks like a football.  Cool right?

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Let’s Kick Off!!

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, or using a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy.

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While that’s mixing, put your game day face on.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Add the dry ingredients to the wet in several stages, and mix on low speed.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Lay out a piece of parchment paper and scoop the cookie dough onto it, in a log shape. The dough should be about 3″ wide and 3″ high. Leave about 4″ empty on each end.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Roll the dough up into a log. Then shape the log into a square, so that there are four sides.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Smooth out one of the sides using your hand or by rolling that angle on the counter top. Flip the log over and do the same on the opposite side.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Put the logs onto a cookie sheet and freeze for several hours or overnight. Once completely frozen, unwrap and cut into 3/4″ pieces.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Bake for 11-13 minutes at 350 degrees. The cookies will seem undercooked but will continue to firm up as they cool. Tip: Use the parchment that they were wrapped in to line your sheet pan.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Melt white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. You may have to microwave an additional 15-30 seconds and stir again.  It’s easy to burn chocolate in the microwave so don’t over-do it.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Cut a tiny piece off the corner of a plastic baggie. Fill the baggie with melted chocolate

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Pipe laces on the cooled football cookies, trying your best not to eat them since the house now smells like brownies and melted chocolate. See that little guy on the left? Quality control. Or lack of self control…

TIP!  To keep your cookies moist while storing them, put a piece of bread in the container with em!  The cookies steal the moisture of the bread.

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!

Football Brownie-Cookies - No Cookie Cutters Necessary!
Serves 30
It's a cookie that tastes like a brownie and looks like a football!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature (2 sticks)
  2. 2 cups Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  3. 2 Large, Free-Range Eggs
  4. 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  5. 2 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  6. 2/3 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  7. 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  8. 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  10. 2 ounces White Chocolate
To Make the Dough
  1. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, or using a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, tartar, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in several stages, and mix on low speed.
To Shape
  1. Lay out a piece of parchment paper and scoop cookie dough onto it in a log shape. The dough should be about 3" wide and 3" high. Leave about 4" empty on each end.
  2. Roll the dough up into a log. Then shape the log into a rectangle, so that there are four sides.
  3. Smooth out one of the sides using your hand or by rolling that angle on the counter top.
  4. Flip the log over and do the same on the opposite side.
  5. Put the logs onto a cookie sheet and freeze for several hours or overnight.
To Bake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Once completely frozen, unwrap and cut into 3/4" pieces.
  3. Arrange dough rounds on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 11-13 minutes. The cookies will seem undercooked but will continue to firm up as they cool.
To Decorate
  1. Melt white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. You may have to microwave an additional 15-30 seconds and stir again. Do not over-microwave as you will burn the chocolate.
  2. Cut a tiny piece off the corner of a plastic baggie.
  3. Fill the baggie with melted chocolate and pipe laces on the cooled football cookies.
Notes
  1. Tip: More of a crunchy cookie person? Cut the dough very thin, 1/8-1/4 inch, and bake for 8-10 minutes.
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  • Hallie @ The Wordy Baker January 29, 2014, 2:47 pm

    I am not a football fan, but these cookies make me wish I was. Such a cool idea!

    • Jeanette January 29, 2014, 3:39 pm

      Me neither! But I do like the food!

  • Vedika @ Hot Chocolate Hits January 30, 2014, 8:46 pm

    Micheline! These look incredible! I’m definitely going to try these out sometime :) Also, I love the “game day” face!

    • Micheline Micheline January 31, 2014, 10:26 am

      hah! I’m glad you saw that.