Tomorrow is Father’s Day! Woohoo! I know that every day should be celebrated as Father’s Day since ours Dads are the best but you have to admit, there is something very sweet and exciting about showering ours dad with some extra love on this special day.
So, what are guys all doing? Are you baking your dad something special?
If you still need a last minute idea, make him these sports ball cookies.
What sport is he into? Volleyball? Basketball? Soccer? Tennis? Baseball? Or all of them?
I am not really into sports but it seems most dads LOVE sports! So, I am sure he’s going to enjoy munching on these
Actually, why not surprise him with these “manly” cookies with his cup of tea or coffee? Or while he reads the newspaper?
It seems like my dad has the time of his life reading newspapers. I, on the other hand, can’t even get past the first page… lol.
There is one section I don’t mind reading though… COMICS! hahah
While taking pictures of these cookies, I thought: Why not use these cookies to play a game of tic-tic-toe. Won’t that be cool? These sports ball cookies can be used instead of boring “x” and “o”
I know what you are all thinking… As kids, we were all taught not to play with food but seriously, where’s the fun in that?
My dad is back in Canada *sighs* or else I would have played this with him. My hubby and I played a game instead…… well more like 10 or 20 games actually. lol.
and he was on a roll…
winning one game after another and another and another… lol.
I know I lost but want to know the best part?!
Once the game ended, I got to eat the twizzler tic- tac- toe board and the cookies.
And so can you!
Make your own sports ball cookies by following these steps:
Get some cream filled cookies from the store and separate them. You can bake cookies if you want and then you can use those cookies and skip steps 1-3.
Use a butter knife to scrape the cream from the cookies. You can throw out this cream as you won’t be needing it.
Don’t scrape with too much pressure as cookies can break easily. Stop scraping when the surface of the cookie becomes smooth.
Cut out fondant circles which are about the size of your cookies. Use different colors of fondant for different types of sports balls. For example: use orange colored fondant for a basketball.
Brush some royal icing or jam or corn syrup (whatever you prefer) on your cookie.
Place the round fondant piece on this cookie and press until it holds in place. Let the cookies dry for about an hour before proceeding to the next step since I think markers work better on fondant when it’s slightly dry.
Use a black edible marker and draw out the details on your cookie.
And you are done making a basketball cookie.
To make baseball cookies, use white fondant as a base and red edible marker to draw details.
For volleyballs, use light blue fondant as a base and black edible marker to draw details.
For soccer balls, use white fondant as a base and black edible marker to draw details.
For a tennis ball, use green fondant as a base and and rolled yellow fondant for the details.
As you all know, I love cake and there is no way I can celebrate Father’s Day without cake. So, off I went into the kitchen to convert these cookies into cupcake toppers. This way, your dad gets a double treat… a cupcake AND a cookie!
Here is what you do:
Attach toothpicks to the back of your sports ball cookies with melted chocolate.
When your chocolate dries and those toothpicks are securely attached, pipe some icing on your cupcakes and push these toppers in.
Who would have thought sports ball cookies could be used in so many ways? eh?
Anywho, that’s all for now. I hope all of you have a great day and all the fathers out there have an amazing day with their families