Football cookies for Super Bowl party

plate of cookies

These football shaped ginger cookies are so good and spicy. I found the recipe years ago in an old cookbook but have changed it over the years until the final one I use now.I make a mix of the dry ingredients to keep on hand and then you just have to add some of the mix and a few other ingredients to make them quick and easy.  Turning them into football cookies only takes a couple minutes.


Ginger Cookie Mix


8 cups flour                   4 tsp ginger
2 tsp salt                        4 tsp cloves
2 tsp baking soda         6 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp baking powder    2 tsp nutmeg
2 cups sugar

You can store this in a plastic ziplock bag or jar to use as a mix.
To make cookies use

2 1/2 cups of the mix, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of shortening, and 1/2 cup of molasses. Mix well and chill before rolling out.

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.

bend round cookie cutter to shape of football.  bend fork 2

Step 1.

To make the football shape I took a round cookie cutter and flattened it out a little until it looked like a football. To make the laces you will use a spoon and a fork with the prongs bent a little as shown above.

make a curved line with the edge of a spoon  line for stitching   football lace imprint

Step 2.

Use the edge of the spoon to make a curved line and then use the fork to make the laces. These cookies don’t need any frosting!



About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.