4 Feb

So I hear there’s some big football game on Sunday. Let me just disclose something right off the bat: I know nothing about football. The only team I’ve ever rooted for was my high school football team when my brother Dan was #70 and nicknamed Danimal.  Annnnnd…. that was about 18 years ago, give or take. No, the only thing I really pay attention to when it comes to the Superbowl are the commercials, which I watch on YouTube on Monday morning so I don’t have to wade through all that football to see them.

Oh, and I get really jealous thinking about all the guacamole that’s being consumed around the country. Sometimes I think I should have a Superbowl Party just so I can make some Seven Layer Dip and Little Smokies. But Mike isn’t into football either (if you ask him who’s playing in the Superbowl, he’ll probably say “Um… the Angels?” Try it sometime.)  We’re not Superbowl people, just so we’re clear.

But how about you? Are you having a party? Are you making cookies? Are you rooting for this team?

Or this team?

Or how about the 1993 Deer Park High School Football team?


Now, I know I’m very late to have a football cookie cutter giveaway. There’s no way I’m going to get these to the winner by Superbowl Sunday, even if I sent them yesterday. But there’s always next year. And there’s always the fall when you or someone you love starts following (or playing for) their favorite football team. It’s never too early to plan ahead, right?

So answer a question for me in a comment to this post and I’ll pick a winner at random to win these:

The Question is: What is your level of interest in the Superbowl?  Are you there for the food, the football, or the commercials? Are you having a party? Or are you asking yourself right now “What in the world is the Superbowl??”  I’m just taking a poll.

Ok, now a quickly-thrown-together-not-very-thorough tutorial on the Steelers logo, for those who are interested. It actually was a lot simpler than I had thought originally, so I thought I’d share what I did. This was totally an afterthought, so I had to use a cookie that was intended for something else– so no laughing.

I drew all these lines with food coloring markers, but if you don’t have any of those, you can also scratch the lines in with a scraper or toothpick. Or you can even use a graphite pencil, which is non-toxic and will give you some good guidelines. I liked using the marker so that the color matched the frosting color, in case some showed through.

First, glaze a circle white and let it dry completely. Then, off to the top-right side, draw a yellow cross:

Then draw a red cross, touching the yellow one like this:

Then, finally a blue one below those

Then you’ll go back and pipe over these lines with coordinating colors, using a pretty runny-consistency frosting.

After you get the cross piped on, go back and add four dots in each inside “corner” of the cross.

I really wanted a picture of this next part, but I CAN NOT figure out how to take pictures of my own hands working on something. Hey all you food bloggers out there— how do you do that?? A tripod? Timers? I can’t seem to get it figured out. But what I did was take my boo-boo stick (a toothpick would also work), and just pushed the frosting around until it formed the shape I wanted. With the cross and the dots, you’re really already almost there– just use a scraper of some sort to smooth out the lines and make it look like you want it to.

And please make sure you wash off your boo-boo stick before you drag it through the yellow frosting. And after you wash it, make sure you dry it really well so you don’t get water droplets on your cookie.

Continue on with the other colors.

Then add the Steelers, either piped or with food coloring marker, whichever you’re more comfortable with.

I used marker and wished I would have piped it. I have much better piping penmanship than I do marker penmanship, which is the exact opposite of most people.

And now I’m all ready for a Steeler’s tea party.  Anybody have any crumpets? 😀

Happy weekend!

OOPS! Forgot to add– Giveaway ends Sunday, Feb 6th at Midnight. Please only enter one time.  Good luck!!

72 Responses to “Superbowl!”

  1. Cristin (Pinkie) February 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Great job Karen! I appreciate that you always share your expertise. I know nothing about football and will be going for a bicycle ride instead. We have 3 birthday parties this weekend that I have been baking for. I’ll be partied out by the time football comes around!

  2. Lori February 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    We don’t follow professional football here. But, my husband does follow college football ~ Go Huskers!!!

  3. Lindy February 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m in it for the food…um…as usual! 🙂

  4. Sheila, Mom to Six February 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    I’m with Lori – Go Huskers!
    Actually, around here, we love football, and I always feel rather depressed come February, because there’s nothing on television after the Super Bowl.
    ‘Hate the Packers (I’m a Vikings fan), so it’ll be Go Steelers this Sunday!
    And, yeah, I like the parties for the food. 🙂

  5. Brandy February 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I like football but I will only be watching this superbowl for the commercials since I don’t like either team. I don’t even know who I will root for yet! 🙂

  6. Anna ♥ Sugarized February 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Super cute cookies, Karen! 🙂 My fiancé sometimes watches football, but he’s not really a die-hard fan. He’s more of a basketball guy. 🙂 I, on the other hand, know nothing about ANY sports. But I would love to eat that guacamole too! 😉

  7. Debbie February 4, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    I care about football just about as much as you and Mike do. And I was totally thinking the other day how I would love to eat all the appetizers that are at Superbowl parties, but it’s just not worth actually going to one.

  8. Emily February 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    The Super Bowl is a great excuse for some good food! Anyway, my brother in law is a huge Steelers fans and our friends in Wisconsin are (obviously) Packers fans. I don’t really care who wins.

  9. Cristina February 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Super Bowl??? what are you talking about? I prefer spend the time watching sex on the city…

  10. Mellanie February 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Sorry Karen, but I laughed! Out loud. Then I showed it to my husband and he laughed too! Then I laughed again at the Steelers tea party! Seriously though, great tutiorial and clever way to do that little shape.

  11. Kami Jensen February 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    I’m only there for the food! Especially football brownies. I used to watch Superbowl all the time but I’ve kind of lost interest over the years. The commercials aren’t even as good as they used to be. Bring back the frogs, hee hee!

  12. Jessica February 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Cute cookie cutters! I’ll admit, I know nothing about football, so I’ll be there for the commercials and then the Superbowl episode of Glee right afterwards. 🙂

  13. Lorraine Russo February 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Hi Karen I don’t follow football either and my husband – although he knows more than I do – is not a big fan either. We won’t really be watching it. My husband will most likely check the score now and then so he can join in a conversation or two at work. My son did tell me today he likes the Steelers – he got it from school obviously – so I would love to make your Steelers cookies for him. If I was going to win any giveaway it would probably be this one, given my lack of knowledge in Football.

  14. Tiffany Redwine February 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    I am so into the superbowl that I work almost everyone of them! If I don’t work, I watch the comercials…I mean the game ;).

  15. gina c. February 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    I like to watch the commercials. They are quite funny. I do NOT care for the football game itself.

  16. Robyn Frost February 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    My husband would be a lot more excited if the Denver Broncos were playing in the Superbowl? Anyone remember when they won two years in a row…now that was exciting!! My 9 year old son played football for the first time this year…tackle football through the YMCA! As for me…I’m in it for the food!! We love to make our favorite appetizers and eat, eat, eat! My family says were rooting for the Packers so… GO PACKERS!!

  17. Wendy T. February 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I only watch when the Steelers are in it. You did a good job on their logo. It’s hard to get those to look good.

  18. Elena February 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    What is Superbowl?. I live in Spain and we only know about what you call soccer, you know, we are the World Champions!!!!

  19. Vanessa February 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the superbowl. Love Football, love commercials, love the party with friends. Hate for football season to end!

  20. Dawn February 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Ok, I’m more into most sports than my hubby, but that is because I have 2 young boys that are totally into sports. So I told them all who was playing in the Superbowl :o) We have family that live in both states – so I really don’t care who wins. Honestly, I’m in it for the commercials. No party, no big food fanfare. Thanks for the tutorial – you make everything seem so easy.

  21. Leanne ( Grozzie11) February 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Hi Karen, We know about superbowl and only get to see the final game. ( my husband watches it) but the kids seem to know about it and I have got orders for sports cookies, I have cut my jerseys by hand last year and have been looking for that cutter. I am hoping I can win. I will be adding my latest pics to cookiersrus… thanks again for yet another competition.


  22. Holly February 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I love the superbowl for the food 🙂 and for the company. It’s fun to watch my husband get all riled up over something that seems ridiculous to me!

  23. Dawn February 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Have to share – my 5 yr old son just came up and said – Wow, she’s WAY BETTER than you are.” Out of the mouths of babes. He rattled off the teams and said how good the football cookie was. Guess I will need to get the cutters and redeem myself.

  24. Kori February 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    These are great cookies! 2 things… 1. I live in Green Bay so I am a big fan of my Green Bay Packers! We are having a party with family over and we will all be sportin’ our Green and Gold Gear!!! GO PACK GO!!! 2. I love your cookies so much because you have a 4 on the packer jersey which is Brett Favre’s number – He hasn’t played for the Pack since 2007! Note for next time (because ya’ll know there will be a next time!) – use #12 for quarterback Aaron Rodgers!
    Love your stuff!!!!! GO PACKERS!!!!!!!

  25. Ada Barrientos February 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I love football!! I actually learned quite a bit from my husband because he is also a huge football fan, we watch as many football games as we can even if our favorite team isn”t playing. I actually don’t care too much for the commercials but the food is great.

  26. Patsy February 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    I love football…maybe that’s because it was one game I knew the rules of growing up…played flag football in the front yard with by siblings. Anyway, I love it, but no one else in the family does…so I only watch the Superbowl! I don’t have a favorite team…always go with the colors of the team. Here’s a hint…GREEN is my favorite color! I love having good food to snack on! I try to keep it healthy, but dip/chip are my down fall. I can see using these cutters for fun sandwiches for a game!

    Thanks Karen for the pictures!

  27. Carrie in Bartlesville February 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    I just got my order that I placed from your website today. I was so excited to get my gourmet writing pens. I had already pulled out my football cutter and helmet to make hubby his own batch of cookies to munch on Sunday. I am excited to play with my new toys. Thanks for this post. It will certainly help me now when I go to decorate my cookies! You are the best Karen!!! (Mike too!)

  28. Jana February 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Nope, not a fan of the Superbowl. I am a fan of my super adorable nephew who plays football and would love cookies for his team. Your cookies look great!

  29. Ina Vanderhorst February 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Just having a good time with friends and family and ofcourse the food 😉

  30. Kris Colucci February 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Cute cookies!, I just finished my Superbowl cookies this morning… We are hosting a party this year, I am all about the food, fun drinks and the commercials. If the Saints are not in it, then it doesnt matter who wins!

  31. Melissa Bronson February 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Totally in it for the food! But…in Canada we get a plus and celebrate twice, with the Grey Cup in the fall!

  32. Lorna Putman February 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    My husband does NOT watch football (YIPPEE ) and neither do I. We always go out someplace nice for nice dinner cause it never is crowded and the service is great. I would, however, love the cookie cutters cause you can never have to many, right ?

  33. Sharon February 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    The SuperBowl to us is a time for good food and hanging with friends! The commercials are pretty funny to watch too!!

  34. Sharon February 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    The SuperBowl is a time to enjoy good food and spend with friends! The commercials are usually funny to watch too!!

  35. Karla Read February 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Very cute! Love all your detailed instructions!

  36. Kelly February 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    I love football and love the Superbowl!

  37. Donna B. February 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    I was traumatized by an ex-husband who was a football fanatic…however many games were going, that’s how many TVs we had playing in our living room. I couldn’t go to sleep during season until I’d recited the names of the NFL and AFL…thank goodness I didn’t have to recite the college teams! LOL Thankfully, Hubby #2 doesn’t care that much and will just flick over onto it now and then just to keep abreast for next-day conversations. But, the foods and treats I love…..and your cookies are amazing! I’m just starting and you helped me a year or so ago via phone…so I’m still learning. Happy decorating! Blessings, Donna B.

  38. Erin February 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    I love football….so superbowl is always fun at our house. We don’t care who is playing, but our menu always reflects the area where the teams are from. We also do quiz before the game starts and have a traveling trophey for the person who gets the most right answers!

  39. Christie Block February 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    You just crack me up, Karen! I love reading your blog. Thanks for the fun info and the entertaining tutorial. I don’t watch the superbowl for the commercials or the football, but I could sure get into the food if it were on Saturday. Mostly I just ignore the whole thing, though, since it’s on the Sabbath.

  40. Linda February 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    We Love football and I would love these because my son is a big football player !!!! I am hoping that the Steelers win !!!!

  41. Danimal February 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    I’ve never seen my old jersey in cookie before. I probably would have been more dedicated to the sport if there were more cookies involved. Very amazing cookies as always, sis!

  42. Margaret Cotrim February 4, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    No superbowl here! Only soccer games….and soccer cookies!

  43. Anne February 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    I’ll be watching the game for the commercials. Those Budweiser/Clydesdales always bring a tear to my eye! I’m spending this weekend baking 120 Valentine cookies to decorate next weekend so hopefully by the time the game starts I’ll be finished. But I’ll record the game just in case!

  44. GarEli February 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Super Tazón….. mmmmmhhh qué es eso??? jajajajaja
    A mi no me gusta y a mi esposo tampoco, pero cuando yo era joven me disgustaba tremendamente que cuando había super tazón “desaparecían” los muchachos…. eso era muy frustante para todas las mujeres jajaja

    Las galletas están HERMOSAS!!!

  45. Cat February 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    I don’t care sports. I go out to socialize and the food and drinks are a plus. I plan on have hot wings and dollar beers!

  46. Linda February 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    For years, as a youth pastor, we had our high school youth group over for a Super Bowl party. I cooked and cooked.. and sometimes saw the commercials. This year it is just my husband and me. Both our children now live outside Pittsburgh, so if we watch more than the commercials, we better cheer for the Steelers. I did make cookies… before I saw your tutorial. The game is a great excuse to try a new recipe and eat football cookies!

  47. Katie Troumbley February 4, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    I love the food of course, the commericials if I catch them, and all the socializing of just having a party! I just love having good friends over, and eating great food!! By the way, for someone not enjoying football, you have mad logo skills!!!

  48. trinette February 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    My husband and in-laws are totally into sports. It’s a huge family affair. I’m just along for the food!
    Great job on the cookies, Karen!

  49. Georganne February 5, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    I am vaguely aware that the Super Bowl is sometime near January or February. And I just have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dimensions you put into your football!!

  50. MAMI February 5, 2011 at 2:40 am #


  51. Diane K February 5, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    Karen, those came out so cute. Any footballie would be proud to serve those at their party.
    A: for sure for the commercials. Without doubt, for the food and beer. Truely could not give a Rat’s tail about the game it’self.
    As always, thank you for taking the time and trouble to share with us.

  52. Kathleen Avery February 5, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    I am a Ravens Fan so I will be watching this Super Bowl for the commercials and half time show. My four year old granddaughter loves “I Got A Feeling” and the Black Eyed Peas…she can sing the whole song.

  53. Amy Ford February 5, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    I love your posts!! We do not follow football in this house. 🙂 So I think I will make yummy cookies for Valentine’s that day instead!!

  54. Loren @ The Baking Sheet February 5, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    We’re Giants fans here but we’ll be watching the big game at home anyway. More snow expected here today and tomorrow so we’re happy to be staying home. BTW – Deer Park?….Are you a native Long Islander??? We’re in Miller Place (near Port Jefferson)!

    • Mom February 5, 2011 at 11:32 am #

      I don’t know if Karen will have time to answer this, but I’m her mom and thought I’d help her out! Our Deer Park is actually in Washington State, but we were made aware of the Deer Park by you when one of the girls my husband used to coach (in cross country) became a coach at a high school in Deer Park, NY. She sent him a cool shirt to wear when he coaches the Deer Park, WA girls!

  55. Martha in Va February 5, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Oh, my – football. My DH is a fanatic and I am so without the sports gene! I try to be interested but would rather watch an infomercial rather than American football…

  56. Teresa February 5, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    Superbowl = food! I enjoy preparing the football feast for the evening – and eating it!!

  57. Mireia February 5, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Yo de la superbowl sólo conozco lo que he visto en alguna película, a parte de eso, no tengo mucha idea…

    Las galletetas te han quedado muy bonitas! Saludos!!

  58. Jamie T February 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I don’t follow professional football, bit do follow college a bit. My husband is an Auburn fan and I grew up watching the Huskers and Longhorns. Now with a 2yr old boy and one on the way, I’m sure I will be watching tons of football!
    This was my first time to your site. Love it!

  59. Sher February 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    You are just so funny!
    We do not watch NFL, National Football League, I think. That is what this big game is this weekend; right?
    It isn’t college football and that is what we enjoy but not all the games each week when college football is in session!
    As for taking pictures, Have your darling husband MIKE take the pictures, LOL. Or you can do it one-handed like me on occasion when my husband isn’t available.
    I’m going to be a New Great-Auntie come May 2011. So I need to make cookies and practice, hey, I need baby cutters so I better get onto the site really soon!

  60. Lauri February 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Hmmm, Superbowl, huh? I enjoy a good football game if I have some link to the team that is playing. This year’s Superbowl, not so much. We have been known to have some party food around here when the Boise State Broncos are playing though 🙂 Great cookies! Makes me really want a cookie….

  61. Debbie Howell February 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    I really just follow college football…GO NOLES!:) But I will be at a Super Bowl party with my church home group. The men will be watching and the women will be chatting in the other room. I love to watch the commercials on Hulu the next day.

  62. paula c February 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Thank you for that great tutorial! I’m not so much a football fan, more like a football widow, so i’ll be decorating 6 dozen cookies while the hubby watches, although i’llprobably look up from my work to catch the commercials. 🙂

  63. Heather February 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    We watch the game for the football, commercials, and as an excuse to EAT!! Come over if you want guacamole, chicken wings, potato skins, lots of pepsi (no caffeine), refried bean dip, homemade tortilla chips, popcorn, loaded mashed potatoes and a grilled T-bone steak. Scott has to work, so I am grilling – you might see the smoke from your house!

  64. Angie February 6, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Superbowl is only fun if you have friends coming over to visit with during the game. I do like watching the commercials though. Betty White is a hoot! Last year was really fun… 15 screaming girls at my house watching the Saints win the Superbowl. My daughter is a varsity cheerleader, so you know how loud they can scream lol. I would love to try these cookie cutters out though! If I win, I’ll have to make them with the high school logo for their bakesale.

  65. Trista Lucero February 6, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    I love the Superbowl for the food and the drinks. lol. I like to watch the game for a little while and then I get bored. I think I’d like it more if I actually understood everything that was going on. 🙂

  66. Phyllis B. February 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    thanks for the tutorial on the steelers cookie decorating. Superbowl at our house means taking some “downtime” to sit in front of the tv eating snackies and waiting for the commercials. I think my hubby and I are pretty normal, but I’m sure there are a lot of football fanatics out there, but not in my house!

  67. Kristin Frank February 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    I love football, and I love the superbowl, but if my team were actually in the super bowl it goes beyond loves and escalates to full blown freak out. But what I really love are your cookies and all your helpful hints!

  68. Donna Schlosser February 7, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    The game was OK and I guess the better team won. Half time entertainment, the only thing I tuned in for, was a sorry excuse for entertainment. Some of the commercials were really cute, some not so.

    Now these cookies are fabulous! A perfect touch down! Thanks for sharing the pictures as well as the instructions.

  69. Lori L February 7, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    Although I live in Canada and we do have our own CFL, football here is all done by November. Hubby is from Wisconsin, so he’s a die hard……….you guessed it, GREEN BAY PACKERS! I was happy for him that they won, now to put up with the gloating lol.

    I didn’t bake anything, as cookies and beer just don’t go together, and I didn’t have the football cutters, so that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

    Would love to have these, thank you for all your tips!

  70. Misa February 8, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    I realy never watch super bowl. and I heard about it only a few years ago. In our country there is no chanell which show super bowl. But I sometimes watch our country football.

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