Slam Dunk Basketball Cookies

March 27th, 2011 by Paula Ivancicts

Turn ordinary cookies into something special with just a few extra steps! I volunteered to make basketball cookies as my contribution to a March Madness Potluck Lunch. I was able to dress up simple round cookies into basketball cookies by using Cookie Icing, Icing Color, and Ready-To-Use Decorating Icing.

I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and a small round cookie cutter to make my cookies. You can easily use store-bought cookies or refrigerated cookie dough that you bake.

Icing Basketball CookiesThe Cookie Icingis super easy to use and tasty too! Just remove the bottle cap and safety seal and then warm the bottle in the microwave. I added Terra Cotta Icing Color to warmed White Cookie Icing. I reattached the bottle cap, shook the bottle, and repeated until I achieved the color I wanted.

Black Icing Tube I placed my cookies on my cooling grid and then piped the icing on the cookies and let them dry. I was able to ice 169 2-inch cookies using one bottle! It definitely went a long way!

 Decorated Basketball Cookies Once my iced cookies were dry, I took a tube of Black Decorating Icing and twisted on tip 2 with a coupler ring.  It was that simple! I then piped on my lines and let the cookies set. This icing also went a long way – I had enough to put lines on all of those 169 cookies!

This same technique can also be used to create baseballs, soccer balls, or even footballs all with the change of a cookie cutter and different colors. Why not surprise your little sports enthusiast with a tasty treat after practice or their big game? Or better yet, why not help the kiddies and surprise Dad on Father’s Day?!

Paula Ivancicts Paula is a Wilton Customer Service Key Account Rep and a Certified Wilton Method Instructor. She has been with Wilton since 2009. Her love of creating things and using Wilton products started in high school when she began making candy. Outside of Wilton, Paula enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters. She loves baking, decorating, and making candy for family, friends, and coworkers.

3 Replies

  1. Chandra says:

    great information! You made it look so easy!!

  2. onnie Parham says:

    Any one know where I can find a round cookie cutter? I’ve tried everywhere. These cookies look great!

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