Slam Dunk Cookies

If someone told me 10 years ago, “giving is better than receiving” I would have looked at them with one eyebrow raised and nodded in “agreement” while thinking to myself *this person is crazy and they obviously have no idea what they are talking about*. Receiving is WAY better than giving – pssh.

However, I’ve matured changed quite a bit. And while receiving is nice (I mean – who doesn’t like gifts!?), giving is definitely more rewarding.

Don’t you love the feeling when you receive a message from someone saying, “You just made my day”?

Okay, that’s your life lesson of the day – which has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m about to share with you.

Basketball Cookies…

Basketball Cookies - blog.candiquik.com

I saw these originally over at Family Fun – who has the cutest ideas, all the time…I guess they are associated with Disney.

Basketball Cookies by Miss Candiquik

Slam Dunk Cookies
 
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Fun basketball cookies perfect for any basketball fan, March Madness, or a basketball themed party!
Author:
Serves: 12-15
Ingredients
  • (Idea adapted from Family Fun)
  • yield:~ 12-15 cookies
  • Cookies:
  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons butter (6 Tbsp), softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Decoration:
  • 1 package Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating
  • 15 white Reese's mini p.b. cups
  • Black food coloring or cake writing icing (oil or powder based food coloring only)
  • Basketball sugar lay-ons (I purchased mine online from Country Kitchens
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Roll out dough on a well floured surface approx. ¼ inch thick. Cut into circles with (~3")cookie cutter.
  4. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheet and bake 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. Melt Vanilla CandiQuik according to package directions. Dip ¾ of each sugar cookie in Vanilla candy coating. Place on wax paper.
  6. Unwrap a peanut butter cup, dip in the candy coating and place on the bottom (un-coated) edge of the cookie. Press a basketball sprinkle above the peanut butter cup. Let set.
  7. Once set, pipe on the backboard and hoop lines with black-colored CandiQuik or cake writing icing.

 

For the basketball sugar lay-ons, you can purchase them online from Country Kitchens – here.

Slam Dunk Cookies

Reese’s WHITE p.b. cups = genius

Basketball Cookies by Miss Candiquik

dip and attach pb cup and basketball “sprinkle”

Basketball Cookies by Miss Candiquik

pipe on black lines!

Easy peasy!

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