Football Cookie Cake

This football cookie cake post has been sponsored by M&M’s and Snickers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Made with chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla frosting, and M&M’s, this fun football cookie cake is very easy to make and perfect for parties.

Made with chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla frosting, and M&M's, this fun football cookie cake is very easy to make and perfect for parties.

Football Cookie Cake & More Football Party Ideas

I grew up in a football family.

On Thanksgiving, there was an inevitable football game in the grassy area below my paternal grandfather’s second story condo.  Dad, cousins, and uncles gleefully ran around, knocking the fallen leaves into the air.

One of my fondest memories is when my dad, stepmom, and I went to a real, live football game held far away from home in a huge stadium.  Our seats just happened to be smack in the middle of the home team’s supporters—our sworn enemies—and they gave us very odd looks every time we cheered at the “wrong” moment.

I got a personal pizza from the concession stand and was as happy as a kid could be.

Somehow, food and football have always gone together.  For that reason, I find it natural to associate the big game with intriguing platters and bowls of tasty goodies.

Made with chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla frosting, and M&M's, this fun football cookie cake is very easy to make and perfect for parties.

When it comes time to shop for the biggest event in football, I find it convenient to make a Target run.  You can pick up everything you need for game day from food, to candy, to party goods.  You can save big on your game day goodies with two unique Cartwheel offers:

I’m even going to dress up my football cookie cake with some M&M’s Peanut candies for a colorful touch.

Plus, I’ll show you a fun party game you can play with the Snickers NFL Minis you can also find at Target.

There’s no better way to celebrate football season than this!

You can also pack up your goodies to go.  Use plastic wrap and a little ribbon to make individual treat bags for tailgating.

Since the candies are so colorful and pretty all on their own, I like to use clear glass serving bowls.  I also repurpose small shot glasses so that guests can take individual servings of M&M’s Peanut candies.

To play the party game I mentioned, you’ll need 4 crayons and 1 Snickers NFL Mini “football” for each person.

Align the crayons to form a football goal shape with the Snickers NFL Mini in the middle of the goal post.

The challenge is to move only two crayons in a way that re-creates the entire football goal in the same shape, but with the Snickers NFL Mini sitting outside of the goal posts.  (You can’t move the Snickers NFL Mini.) Can you do it?

Tips for Making a Football Cookie Cake

  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy release and cleanup.
  • Chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough looks most like a football (because it’s brown, of course), but don’t let that stop you from choosing another flavor you like better.
  • If you have time, you can easily make your own frosting by beating 1/4 cup room temperature unsalted butter with 2 cups powdered sugar (added a little at a time to the butter, then beating before added more).  Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for flavor.
  • Choose your M&M’s Peanut candy decorations according to your team colors.

Made with chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla frosting, and M&M's, this fun football cookie cake is very easy to make and perfect for parties.

Made with chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla frosting, and M&M's, this fun football cookie cake is very easy to make and perfect for parties.
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Football Cookie Cake

Made with chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla frosting, and M&M's, this fun football cookie cake is very easy to make.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 195 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 3/4 cup M&M's Peanut candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Form the cookie dough in the shape of a two dimensional football about 1 inch thick.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.  Let cool completely before decorating.

  3. Use frosting to draw football laces, then add M&M's peanut candies on the frosting.  Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is approximate.  Please consult a nutritionist if you have specific dietary needs.

Nutrition Facts
Football Cookie Cake
Amount Per Serving (40g)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Find all the best football party supplies, like M&M’s Peanut and SNICKERS NFL Minis, at Target!  

Use these Cartwheel offers to save:

 

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