I am a fan of basketball, as are many others. I am also a fan of cookies. Though no cookie is like moms, I do have a recipe that all can enjoy. Especially those little ones! My toddler, loves sports and he’s my little cookie monster. So making cookies is fun, good, and a bonus when you add sports to it!
Check out this great recipe, design and all the little extras to add:
Basketball Sugar Cookies
What you will need:
Red food color
Blue food color
Four tubes of frosting-blue, green, yellow, and red
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar plus additional sugar for topping
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
The Sugar Cookie Recipe is from a recipe card from Grandmas Kitchen. I took certain things out and added things to my liking, to make it my own.
I have a gas stove so I like to take about 20 degrees off of what the recipe calls for, 400 degrees. Roll cookies in some brown sugar and regular sugar. Place a spoon full 2 inches apart. Cook for about eight minutes. Cool and enjoy.
Now for the funnest part. The extras! I like to separate the dough into three bowls. Then I like to keep one bowl regular. The other add in a few drops of red food coloring. Next, add a few drops of blue food coloring into the last bowl. You can add more or less, whatever suites your liking. Doing this gives your children a variety of sugar cookies instead of playing old yellow colored cookies.
Now they can sit at the table with the sprinkles, tubes of frosting, and extra sugar. I like to provide a few cookies I have done, as basketballs. That way they can kind of see what a basketball sugar cookie looks like, kind of different then a regular basketball!
Let them explore their minds and fill their tummies with some yummy basketball sugar cookies!