Baseball Cookies !

To mark the end of our Little League season this year, I created a baseball cookie for each of the kids on my son’s team.

I used this great recipe that I found for cut out cookies: No Fail Sugar Cookies, which originally came from I made giant five-inch diameter cookies- using a tupperware bowl as my cut-out tool. I use KitchenGift’s tip for rolling out dough without the mess: Rather than wait for your cookie dough to chill, take the freshly made dough and place a glob between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll it out to the desired thickness, then place the dough and paper on a cookie sheet and pop it into the refrigerator. Continue rolling out your dough between sheets of paper until you have used it all. By the time you are finished, the first batch will be completely chilled and ready to cut. Reroll leftover dough and repeat the process. Add added bonus is that you are not adding any additional flour to your cookies. This process works WONDERFULLY!

Martha Stewart’s Royal Icing works really well for decorator cookies. I made the whole batch and then divided it up into 3 tupperware bowls. Place the lids on each until ready to use or they’ll begin to harden. With icing tub #1, I piped all of the edges on first and let those dry a little bit. Then I thinned out icing tub #1 slightly and used it to flood the centers. If you give it enough time, it hardens nicely.

To make nice, even arcs for the stitching on the baseball, I used the edge of the same tupperware that I used to cut out the cookies to make impressions.

With icing tub #2, I mixed in 1 bottle of red food coloring to get a nice dark red color. If you use too little, you’ll end up with magenta stitches. Boys don’t like magenta. Then I piped red icing into the impressions, and also added the stitches.

Icing tub #3 was mixed with blue food coloring. Each cookie was personalized with a name and a number.

I made nice, thick 5-inch cookies… and I ended up with about 18. It’s nice to have a couple extra ones because it’s inevitable that one of them will get messed up at some point during the decorating process.

If you’ve got 24 hours to let these dry completely, you’ll end up with icing that hardens nicely. I was in a bit of a rush, so I used a table fan to dry them today (and that worked just fine too.) Each cookie was slipped into its own quart-sized baggie and they were good to go.

The final game was a tie (happy kids all around!) The boys loved their cookies. And they especially enjoyed the fact that they were personalized. The moms and dads who stole bites from their kid’s cookies noted how delicious they were. And many of the parents asked me where I purchased the cookies :)

The cookie recipe can be found here: No- Fail Sugar Cookies.
The royal icing recipe can be found here: Martha Stewart’s Royal Icing.

48 Responses to “Baseball Cookies !”

  1. postedMay 28, 2008 10:58 AM
    Gretchen Noelle

    Too bad you weren’t able to do the opera this month. What adorable cookies though!!

  2. postedMay 28, 2008 11:31 AM

    What a wonderful mom you are! I bet your kids are so proud of what a wonderful baker their mom is!

  3. postedMay 28, 2008 12:24 PM
    Mary Coleman

    How adorable are those cookies!!!! Mom of the year!!

  4. postedMay 28, 2008 12:41 PM

    These are so cute! And the step by step instructions are wonderful!

  5. postedMay 28, 2008 1:38 PM

    Now that is a challenge! And the players must have been proud to have their own cookie!

  6. postedMay 28, 2008 1:47 PM

    you possess some unbelievably steady and strong hands–the cookies are perfect. :)

  7. postedMay 28, 2008 2:40 PM

    I love this idea! Our last game is on June 14th… so, maybe I can get my act together and try to make these for my son’s team. I know they’d love them! I love that you shared all the steps to making them, too!

  8. postedMay 28, 2008 2:47 PM
    ntsc The Art of The Pig

    My wife has done gingerbread men as place cards for family dinners and once presented my surgeon with gingerbread men in scrub suits along with sugar cookie hands. He was operating on my hand.

    She did request that they refrain from getting crumbs in the incission.

  9. postedMay 28, 2008 3:24 PM

    You are too cute! I wish our boys were on a team together…. My goodness! I bet they loved how you personalized each cookie for them. I’m such a bad mom, I would have eaten my son’s…. Is that so wrong? Great job & sorry you missed the DB challenge – tough time of the year.

    xoxox Amy

  10. postedMay 28, 2008 3:39 PM

    Beautiful! I love sugar cookies and icing… thanks for the links to the recipes. Can’t wait to try it out!

  11. postedMay 28, 2008 4:04 PM

    Wow! How cute are these? I bet the they went down a storm – great idea!!

  12. postedMay 28, 2008 4:23 PM

    Really lovely!!! What you think if I make the football cookies???? Gerardo Jr. is a football fanatic!!But these look wonderful!!! xxGloria

  13. postedMay 28, 2008 5:16 PM

    You’re such a cute mom! I’m sure the team loved them. I wouldn’t want to eat mine!

  14. postedMay 28, 2008 6:11 PM

    My son plays for the Angels in our League too! I love these and now plan to make them for his party. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. postedMay 28, 2008 6:41 PM

    You’re just like Martha Stewart! Seriously. If I made these, they would look bad, because I would mess them up.
    These cookies are so cute!

  16. postedMay 28, 2008 7:40 PM

    Those are adorable! How funny that they thought you bought them!

  17. postedMay 28, 2008 8:48 PM

    What a labor of love! I’m not surprised they thought you bought them…they look incredible!

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  19. postedMay 28, 2008 9:11 PM

    These are too cute!! I am saving this for one day when I have kids. I know I won’t have a son in little league for years, but these are too cute NOT to remember!!

  20. postedMay 28, 2008 9:48 PM
    Proud Italian Cook

    Nice job, so cute! I love how you made the impresion with the edge of the bowl, brilliant! I say that because I once made baseball cookies and freeformed it, and they all looked so different and kind of lame. Yours looks so professional!

  21. postedMay 28, 2008 10:03 PM
    My Sweet & Saucy

    Too cute! They turned out perfect!

  22. postedMay 28, 2008 11:43 PM

    I would’ve asked you where you purchased these cookies too! They look great! :) Your son must be so happy to have you as a mom :D!

  23. postedMay 28, 2008 11:51 PM
    the southern hostess

    Adorable. I love the stitches!

  24. postedMay 29, 2008 12:37 AM

    Lucky little guys! I love the tip for using the tupperware to make the stitch lines perfect. I should have done that when I was piping my little girl’s tennis ball candies.

  25. postedMay 29, 2008 12:41 AM
    noble pig

    These are perfect! I have to bring the snack for the last game party on Saturday so now I will be making these!!!!! Thank you, thank you!

  26. postedMay 29, 2008 2:36 AM
    Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide

    You are such a good mom!!!!!

  27. postedMay 29, 2008 5:16 AM

    too cute RecipeGirl

  28. postedMay 29, 2008 11:53 AM

    Those look great Lori! So professional looking! I’ll bet the boys on the team think you’re the coolest Mom around :-)

  29. postedMay 29, 2008 2:39 PM

    WOW oh WOW what delighful cookies!! Your icing skills are fantastic and what a great mom you are!! :)

    Rosie x

  30. postedMay 29, 2008 5:30 PM

    These are too adorable! How DO you find the time????? You are an artist as well as a chef.

  31. postedMay 29, 2008 5:55 PM

    Cute looking cookies! I would say too cute to eat:)

  32. postedMay 29, 2008 6:23 PM

    Ahh, so sorry you missed this month’s DBC – I know that your opera cake would have been a gorgeous sight to see!! But hey, your baseball sugar cookies are stunning; and hooray for happy little baseball players!! No doubt they’d love those cookies :0)

  33. postedMay 29, 2008 9:10 PM

    God, what a great job; I can only imagine the reaction of the boys!

  34. postedMay 29, 2008 9:12 PM
    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor"

    You should be voted “Mom of the Year”. Very cute and original.


  35. postedMay 29, 2008 9:15 PM

    Totally adorable! I’ll have to make these during my little guy’s next baseball season. Really cute!

  36. postedMay 29, 2008 9:20 PM
    Mike of Mike's Table

    Those cookies look wonderful! I bet those went over very well

  37. postedMay 30, 2008 1:09 AM
    Susan from Food Blogga

    You are the coolest mom! What a delightful idea; I’m sure the kiddies loved them.

  38. postedMay 30, 2008 3:52 AM

    Hi… would you like to adpot me? 😀
    Haha… the cookies look awesome! I only have the patience to decorate cookies in Christmas… the rest of the year is mainly plain cookies and if you cought me in a good mood you might get sprinkles, but that’s as good as it gets! Great job… and thanks for sharing the rolling tip. I’ll have in mind… for Christmas time XD

  39. postedMay 30, 2008 2:28 PM

    Those cookies are AMAZING! Your piping skills…wow. Very well done. (and they were probably a lot more fun than that opera cake).

  40. postedMay 31, 2008 3:08 AM
    Kevin and Katrina

    Those cookies look great! My son is about to turn 10 and have a b-day bash playing baseball with all his friends. I was just thinking that I hadn’t thought about goodies yet. Hmmm.

  41. postedMay 31, 2008 5:11 AM

    What a great idea for cookies! Next time I head out to the ball game, I will definitely make these to take along!

  42. postedJun 1, 2008 4:05 PM
    Mique (as in M-i-c-k-e-y)

    Quite possibly the cutest cookies ever.
    First time I visited you- I’ll be back!
    And I linked you on my food blog- hope that’s ok.

  43. postedMay 3, 2010 2:04 PM

    Have you talked to Lydia about her Drop In & Decorate organization? You should host a party, you obviously have the skills! It’s

    Your son is a lucky little guy!

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  45. postedMay 15, 2012 10:32 AM

    These are adorable, and I plan to make them for my son’s after game snack. But I have a question…I need to make these 5 days in advance. How should I store them? Fridge or airtight container at room temp?

    • May 15th, 2012 @ 12:53 PM

      Do not refrigerate them… it will ruin the icing.

  46. postedApr 15, 2014 9:56 PM

    I am so thankful to find your recipe! Can’t wait to make them for our team this weekend. Thanks for such a detailed idea.

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