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?
Let’s Kick Off!!
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.
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature (2 sticks)
- 2 cups Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
- 2 Large, Free-Range Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2/3 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 ounces White Chocolate
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, or using a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth.
- In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, tartar, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet in several stages, and mix on low speed.
- 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.
- Roll the dough up into a log. Then shape the log into a rectangle, so that there are four sides.
- 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.
- Put the logs onto a cookie sheet and freeze for several hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Once completely frozen, unwrap and cut into 3/4" pieces.
- Arrange dough rounds on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes. The cookies will seem undercooked but will continue to firm up as they cool.
- 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.
- Cut a tiny piece off the corner of a plastic baggie.
- Fill the baggie with melted chocolate and pipe laces on the cooled football cookies.
- Tip: More of a crunchy cookie person? Cut the dough very thin, 1/8-1/4 inch, and bake for 8-10 minutes.