Sports Cookies {Basketball, Baseball, Soccer}

Quick and easy sports cookies (basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis), homemade with simple ingredients (Oreos and fondant).

If you still need a last minute idea for Father’s Day, make him these cookies. They come together very quickly and kids can help too. If you have more time, try making this Father’s Day Cake (Tool Box Cake) or this Tie Dye Shirt Cake.

Also, if you enjoy turning Oreo cookies into fun treats, check out these Snowman Cookies (Snowman Oreos), cute Oreo Turkey Cookies and even these Mini Oreo Bites and Emoji Cookies (Emoji Oreos).

Easy Sports Cookies on White Background

How to make sports cookies?

  1. Roll out fondant– This can be homemade or store-bought.
  2. Cut circle shapes- They should be the same size as the cookies.
  3. Stick fondant on cookie– With buttercream icing.
  4. Add details on fondant- Using edible markers.

The color of fondant and marker details should match the relevant sport ball. For example, a basketball cookie would require orange fondant and black marker details.

Baseball Cookies, Basketball Cookies, Volleyball Cookies, Tennis Cookies, Soccer Cookies on Newspaper


Use cut out sugar cookies- Use a round cutter with these Cut Out Chocolate Sugar Cookies or these Cut Out Sugar Cookies (Small Batch). Once the cookies are baked allowed to cool, decorate with fondant and edible markers.

Use whole Oreo cookies-  My son ate all the creamy halves and left behind a box full of the non-creamy sides and I didn’t want to waste those.

Decorate by piping– If you have a steady hand and you are good at piping, decorate and all the details with Royal Icing or Glace icing. Both of them dry hard.

Use other cookies- Instead of Oreos, use other store-bought cookies or try any of these Homemade Cookies. They should obviously be round in shape.

Flavor fondant- Mix in extract of your choice to change the flavor. Use an extract whose flavor would compliment the cookie flavor.

Tips and Techniques basketball cookies, baseball cookies, soccer cookies, volleyball cookies, tennis cookies

Homemade fondant vs. Store-bought fondant- Either can be used. They both work well although the homemade version tastes and smells amazing.

Use gel colors for coloring fondant- Because it’s thick and concentrated which will prevent the fondant from becoming sticky and tacky. Instead of coloring fondant, you can also just buy pre-colored fondant.

Circle cutter should be same size as Oreos- The correct size will allow you to cover the tops properly.

Don’t stack cookies- Once they are decorated, they should not be stacked for a few hours because the fondant can get ruined and dented and the marker ink can smudge.

Where to find edible markers? The two brands that I have used are Wilton and Americolor. Between those two, I prefer the Americolor markers because of their fine tip. Both of these can be found on Amazon or the cake decorating aisle in Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Homemade Father's Day Oreo Cookies on Newspaper

You can even use these cookies to play a game of tic-tic-toe. They can also be used as cupcake toppers for a double treat.

Edible Tic Tac Toe Game with Candies and Cookies on Green Background

Storage for decorated sports cookies

Room temperature– Store leftovers in a cardboard box away from humidity for up to 3 days.

Refrigerate- This is not recommended since the Oreos and fondant will absorb the moisture in the fridge and become soggy and sticky.

Freeze- This is not recommended since the marker ink will bleed color upon thawing and the cookies and fondant will become soggy and sticky.

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Father’s Day Sports Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Decorating time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Quick and easy sports cookies (basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis), homemade with simple ingredients (Oreos and fondant).
Yield: 20 Cookies



  • Roll out fondant.
  • Use a circle cutter (that's the same size as your Oreos) to cut out round shapes.
  • Use a spatula to spread buttercream icing on top of each Oreo cookie.
  • Place the circular fondant pieces on top of each frosted cookie and press gently to secure properly.
  • Use edible markers to draw details.
  • Use different colors of fondant for different types of sports balls.
    For basketball cookies, use orange colored fondant.
    To baseball cookies, use white fondant and red edible marker to draw details.
    For volleyballs, use light blue fondant and black edible marker to draw details.
    For soccer balls, use white fondant and black edible marker to draw details.
    For a tennis balls, use green fondant and and rolled yellow fondant for the details.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cardboard box at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Calories: 104kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 30mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 104
Author: Abeer Rizvi

22 comments on “Sports Cookies {Basketball, Baseball, Soccer}”

  1. Very creative idea. You’ve baked your heart out for making this beautiful cookies.
    Belated happy father’s day!

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