Sugar Cookie Football Stadium

Raven Higheagle


A football stadium complete with the yard lines, touchdown zones, fans, and footballs all in a delicious royal iced sugar cookie form. The perfect dessert for the 2015 Super Bowl!
I’m kind of crazy that way. I have a bajillion different calendars in my attempt to get organized. They have food ideas for this blog, what I’m making for dinners for the next couple of days, and food ideas for what I’m going to bring to the next social event or party I’m heading to.
Anyways. This sugar cookie football stadium can be put on your list of things to do and make when the Super Bowl comes around.


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Serves 20 (more or less)
30 Min
10 Min


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1/2 c
white sugar
1/2 clove
butter, at room temperature
1 large
egg, at room temperature
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
almond extract
1 1/2 c
all-purpose white flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 pinch


4 large
egg whites
1 Tbsp
cream of tartar
3 1/2 c
powdered sugar
brown food coloring
green food coloring


colorful nonpareil sprinkles
red sugar sprinkles

How to Make Sugar Cookie Football Stadium


  • 1Prepare the sugar cookies:
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2In a medium sized bowl, combine the sugar, butter, and egg. Beat until combined and creamy.
  • 3In another small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix
  • 4Stir in the two extracts and then slowly add in the flour mixture. Beat together until completely combined.
  • 5The dough may be crumbly and that's okay. Knead the dough together to form a ball.
  • 6If the dough is too wet, add more flour up to 1/4 cup.
  • 7Wrap the dough tightly and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes, more preferably an hour.
  • 8Roll out the dough to be cut.
  • 9To cut out the field, touchdown, and fan cookies, roll out the dough and measure it to be 10 inches by 7 inches.
  • 10With a butter knife and using the ruler, cut the rectangles to be 1 inch by 3 and 1/2 inches. You should have 20 rectangle cookies. (I used a pizza cutter)
  • 11You can roll out the remaining sugar cookie dough to make as many footballs as you want or can with the remaining dough.
  • 12Place the sugar cookies on a cookie sheet and freeze the cookies for 7-10 minutes before baking.
  • 13Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes. Mine generally all took about 8.
  • 14Prepare the icing:
    Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together until the cream of tartar is fully incorporated.
  • 15Add in the powdered sugar and mix with hand beaters or with a stand mixer for about 10-12 minutes or until stiff peaks form when you lift the mixers.
  • 16Separate the icing into 3 bowls. Leave one white, dye one green, and dye the other brown.
  • 17Place the green dye into a disposable bag with a #2 tip.
  • 18Pipe a rectangle around all of the rectangular cookies.
  • 19Add a little bit of water to the remaining green dye in the bowl and let the frosting sit with a damp towel for a few minutes.
  • 20Transfer the frosting to a squeeze bottle and flood the cookies.
  • 21Use a toothpick to pop any bubbles that appear in the cookie and to guide the frosting to the edges.
  • 22Allow the frosting to dry completely before piping on the white lettering with a #1 tip.
  • 23For the footballs:
    Outline the cookie with a #2 tip and brown icing.
  • 24Add a little bit of water to the remaining brown dye in the bowl and let sit with a damp towel over the frosting for a few minutes.
  • 25Transfer the frosting to a squeeze bottle and flood the cookies. Again, use the toothpick to help pop bubbles and guide the frosting.
  • 26For the touchdown cookies:
  • 27Allow the green frosting to dry fully and then pipe a white line around with a #1 tip.
  • 28Put the red sprinkles on the white part and shake off the excess sprinkles. Carefully pipe the word "Touchdown" with the #1 tip.
  • 29For the fans:
    instead of flooding the cookies, pipe white or green frosting over the cookies and pour nonpareil sprinkles over the frosting.
  • 30This way when you shake off the excess sprinkles, wet frosting won't come with them.
  • 31Putting it together:
    Place the yard lines together going from 10 to 50 and back down to 10 again.
  • 32Place the fans on either sides of the field and the touchdown zones and each side.
  • 33Place footballs around the scene.
  • 34To make this stadium and these cookies, here is a list of supplies you will need:
    Batch of sugar cookie dough (recipe above)
    Batch of royal icing (recipe above)
  • 35Football-Shaped Cookie Cutter: link provided
  • 36#1 plain tip and #2 plain tip: link provided
  • 37Disposable icing bags: link provided
  • 38Standard Couplers: link provided
  • 39Icing Coloring: Brown and Green: link provided
  • 40Squeeze bottles
  • 41Colorful nonpareils sprinkles: link provided
  • 42Red Sugar Sprinkles; link provided
  • 43Toothpicks
  • 44If you haven’t ever tried royal icing, here is a fantastic tutorial you should read before getting started: How to decorate cookies with royal icing.

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