I look for cookie inspiration everywhere and because I like to eat my crafts, I wanted to recreate an idea I found in Oriental Trading. Not only do they provide some of the best party supplies, they also provide more edible inspiration than I'll ever have the time to create. I have wanted to make these cookies since the beginning of football season.
Today is the day.
Realistic Football Slice Cookies!
I loved the way I was able to achieve the leather look with fondant and an impression mat.
The key to lacing, is keeping the fondant soft.
Okay team, let's get started.
Roll and cut your sugar cookies with a 5" x 4" rectangle cookie cutter, or hand cut.
Cut the rectangle shaped cookie into two pieces, each piece 5" x 2".
Bake until done.
Use the Makin's impression mat with the football leather design.
Mix a piece of fondant with brown, orange and teensy bit of red until you get the desired football color.
Roll the fondant into a thin piece and then roll the impression mat over the fondant.
Roll over the impression mat over the fondant until the design shows.
Cut the fondant with the same size cookie cutter and then cut in half.
Roll and cut white fondant with a No. 1 Strip cutter.
Place two strips of the fondant across the middle of the leather fondant.
Measure where the ends will be and cut a hole with the top of a round decorating tip.
Thread the two pieces of white fondant into the hole.
Next, using the same No. 1 strip cutter, cut smaller strips.
Using a smaller round tip, cut holes across the leather band to lace the cookie.
Place one end of the fondant into the hole and than the other.
Seal the ends on the back.
After the entire piece of fondant is laced, pipe white buttercream frosting across the back.
Turn the cookie over and place on the frosted piece of fondant.
This way none of the frosting will show beneath the fondant.
And they are the perfect size to slide into a pretzel bag!
I think you'll score with these... it's time to bring your A Game!