I have to admit that I am not at all interested in football other than if the win or loss has put my husband in a bad mood. But apparently the patriots are getting to be a big deal. Especially around here in patriots country. My husband's boss is having a party tomorrow and I signed up to bring some football cookies. This is what I came up with.I guess I am getting to be known as the dessert/cookie lady around Sam's office and with the other Navy families we socialize with. I think I like that. Since we move so much it is sort of nice to have a "thing" that makes it easy for people to remember me by.
While making the 2 types of cookies this weekend I realized that though I enjoy the look on people's faces and the comments that they give me with the fancy looking cookies, I'd rather make the simple ones. So my favorite from this batch was the football cookies because they required the least amount of work and look the best.
Oh, and the footballs are supper charged with chocolate. When I was making the frosting I didn't use any food coloring, instead I wanted to color them just with cocoa powder, with that in mind I carelessly put a whole cup of cocoa powder into the batch of frosting. (Darn Costco sized package of cocoa made me loose my perspective.) It took me a wile to get it to be useable. In the end the frosting ended up tasting a lot like fudge. So I think people will like them, but I could probably start with 1/4 of a cup of cocoa next time.