Another thing I made for the Super Bowl, were sugar cookies. Since I like to do themes, I made half of them with the Bronco’s colors and half with the Seahawks. Ever since the “Fail Mary” in 2012 I can’t root for the Seahawks. Even though I still hope Russell Wilson does well–I do so purely because he was a Wisconsin Badger and I have to root for those with Wisconsin connections (except when it comes to Badger Basketball. There’s an intrastate rivalry between Marquette and UW-Madison).
The Friday night before the Super Bowl, I baked cookies.
My cookie recipe is pretty simple. It was the recipe that my mom used that I found in her recipe box.
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used half almond extract and have vanilla extract)
I preheated my oven to 375 degrees. Using my stand mixture, I creamed the butter and sugar, until smooth.
When smooth, I added the egg and 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract instead of 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Next I added the dry ingredients and mixed all together in my stand mixer.
Once mixed, I took out the dough and rolled it out. Then I grabbed my jersey/shirt shaped cookie cutter and started cutting out cookies.
Into the oven they went for about 11 to 12 minutes. The directions call for a bake time of about 8 to 10 minutes. But my oven is a little off so I have to compensate for that. When done, I took them out on the oven and put on a cooling rack. Once cooled I packed them away until Saturday.
Saturday, between making bread dough and letting it rise, I frosted the cookies. I made the frosting my mixing milk and confectioners sugar until it was the consistency I liked. I wanted it a little thicker so it wouldn’t run all over the place. Once the shirts dried. I piped numbers and a few details
And we have Russell Wilson, Payton Manning and Monte Ball’s jerseys in cookies. I can’t wait until St. Patrick’s day I’m going to bring in shamrock cookies into work.