Thursday, March 24, 2011

Basketball Cookies

How "Sweet it is!"
If there was ever any one thing for me to be jealous of, it would have to be my hubby's love of BYU sports! His passion  is usually  geared towards their football team, but this year there is a serious case of "Jimmer Fever" at our house! Playing among the "Sweet Sixteen", the Cougs are looking for a win to advance to the "Elite 8"
                               GO COUGARS!!! Rise and Shout!

These cookies or cupcakes would be a great addition to any basketball party that YOU may be hosting during this March Madness
 I put orange sprinkles on the cookies pictured above, but it just looks like I didn't mix my color well enough!

I made these cookies a couple of years ago for my son's basketball birthday party, and just a couple of weeks ago when it was our turn to bring the after-game treat.  Both times they were a huge hit, and really easy to put together. 
This is one of those times when cheating is quite appropriate. Everyone will be so excited to eat a basketball, they won't care if you ran down to the closest grocery store and bought pre-made, unfrosted sugar cookies and put orange coloring into a can of frosting.  Put a drop or two of orange extract into the frosting if you want, then you can claim it IS homemade.....right?

You will need:
unfrosted sugar cookies or cupcakes
orange colored (maybe flavored?) frosting
about 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
 1 TB of butter
small ziploc baggie

Frost cookies with orange frosting.  In a microwaveable bowl, place about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and a small amount of butter or oil. (I don't usually measure, just grab a bit of chocolate and add a small amout of butter or oil to make a smoother melt)
Heat in microwave for about 30 seconds. (You don't want to overcook, or you will burn the chocolate)
Stir the chocolate....for a minute or so even.  The little lumps will continue to melt as you stir. Put back in the microwave if there are still lumps, but only for a few seconds at a time and stir in between!
 Put chocolate into a ziploc baggie, and snip a SMALL bit off the corner.  Practice on wax paper first if you need, and use a steady hand to get good lines.  As you can tell from my pictures, some of them turned out better than others!  I *may* have had to go get a basketball to make sure I did the correct pattern! I think I like it better in the first picture where there is a circle piped around the whole cookie. What do you think?

The nice thing about the baggie is you can just toss it in the garbage when you're done (after you've squirted into your mouth of course!)
Quick! Easy! Delicous! That's how we like it!
Go Cougars!

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...