4 July 2014

Football World Cup Cookies

How awesome are these football inspired cookies?!
Football Cookies - Paisley Petal Events
We think they are a great idea for any of you out there who are planning to watch the last (and most important) games of the World Cup over the next few days. A cute little snack to share with the whole family, or even a tasty treat to slip into the kid’s lunch boxes! 

We have thrown together a little tutorial and recipe for recreating these Football Cookies:




  • 110 g butter, at room temperature
  • 55 g caster sugar
  • 140 g plain flour
  • ground spices, or finely grated zest (optional)
  • Ready to roll sugar paste icing
  • Black food colouring
  • Icing sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. 
2. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in a food mixer until soft and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy. 
3. Sift in the flour and spices or grated zest (if using) and bring the mixture together to form a firm dough. 
4. Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them slightly apart on a baking tray (no need to grease or line). This recipe should make between 12-15 cookies. 
Flatten them slightly with the back of a damp fork and bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes, or until they are light golden brown and slightly firm on top. 
5. Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. 
6. Separate a small section of sugar past icing and using a few drops of black food colouring to create black spots of the football. Then roll out the two sections so they are nice and flat. 
7. Cut the white icing into circles, the same size as your cookies. Then using a sharp tool, carefully cut black pentagon shapes from the black icing. 
8. Mix up a small amount of icing sugar with water and black food colouring. This will be used at the glue as well us being piped onto the surface to add detail.
9. Once the cookies are cool, use the wet icing to secure a white circle to the top. Then begin to arrange your black pentagons on top to replicate the pattern of a football. Again, use the wet black icing to stick these in place and using a piping bag, draw lines to connect the patterns and complete the football design.
10. Leave to set and then serve up!

Will you be trying these Football Cookies?