Football season is almost here! I’ll admit, I don’t know a whole lot about football, but I like watching the games and it’s always a great excuse to gather friends and eat some good food! The extent of my football knowledge is the rules can be confusing and fantasy football is a big deal. That’s about it. So I always make sure I bring good treats to make up for all the questions I ask during the game.
I might not be able to tell you what the announcers are talking about, but I know what a touchdown is and these yard line cookies would be considered just that. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: these cookies were incredibly easy to make (as were the cake footballs) but people will assume you spent ages preparing anything with a little piping. I won’t tell if you won’t.
Just break off a block of CandiQuik to put aside before you melt and dye the rest of it. When it’s time to decorate just melt the remaining block in a mug, pour into a Ziploc bag, and cut a tiny bit off the corner of the bag to pipe nice, clean lines. If you don’t already have oil-based candy color, most craft stores with a baking section, like Michaels or Joann, will have them.
Who knows, maybe this will be the year I decide to learn what’s actually going on in the game.
Hahah, who am I kidding? It’s A LOT easier to just keep making these treats than learn what all those football terms mean.
*UPDATE 9/14/2016* Here we are a year later and you know what? I’m a fan of football food AND the game itself! Bring on the 2016 season!
- 1 package sandwich cookies, any flavor
- 1 (16 oz) package Vanilla CandiQuik
- Green oil-based candy color
- Break off one square of CandiQuik and put aside.
- Melt remaining CandiQuik according to package directions until smooth and melted.
- Add green candy color one drop at a time until desired color is reached.
- Dip each cookie into the CandiQuik using a fork, allowing excess to drip off. Place on wax or parchment paper to set.
- Melt remaining block of CandiQuik in a mug 20 seconds at a time until melted, stirring between intervals and pour into sandwich size Ziploc bag. Cut a small corner off the bag to pipe lines and numbers on cookies. Allow to set completely and store in an airtight container.