Football Sugar Cookies

So, this post really isn’t all that exciting; it’s just a few pictures of purple and white frosted sugar cookies.  But the weekend I made these was one of the happiest of my life.  This might tell you what kind of “exciting” life I lead…but really, I’m pretty easily satisfied, especially when it come to spending quality time with my two best guys.

See, the Tall Boy and I met at a tailgate party nearly 10 years ago, and we’ve been attending football games together ever since.  Last weekend was our first time taking the Doodlebug with us, and it was pretty much heaven in a football stadium to me.

Doodle and I did the Wabash cannonball together, ate funnel cake, and yelled like maniacs on third down.  It was awesome.  Don’t tell the Tall Boy, but Doodle and I had a conversation about where he might attend college while we were waiting in the car at the gas station.

Anyhoo, in honor of Doodle’s first college football game, I felt compelled to make football cookies to take with us.

I always, always, use the Our Best Bites recipe for sugar cookies and their glace icing.  Royal icing might look prettier, and I’ve frosted with it before also, but this is really my favorite.  Want to know about my cookie-making attempts before finding these recipes?  Not so pretty, I can promise you that.

Also, a HUGE thank you to Chandra at The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen for passing on this blog award to little ol’ me.

As a new blogger, and one who is pretty much technologically incompetent, this really made my day!  If you haven’t seen Chandra’s blog, you really should check it out.  She makes amazing food.

The rules of this award ask that I share seven random facts about myself, and pass the award on to 15 additional bloggers.  So, here goes:

Seven Random Facts

I’m afraid of heights.  Totally freaking-out, hyperventilating afraid.  Really.  I don’t even like to use a step-ladder, which can pose sort of a problem when you’re only 5′ tall.  This is why I married the Tall Boy.  Okay, one of the reasons I married the Tall Boy.

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in the first grade.  I have a completed 400-page manuscript and have been to two national writing conventions.

I love crime dramas.  If I was tougher, louder, more physically in-shape and not quite such a girlie-girl, I would have loved to have been an FBI agent.

Fall is my favorite time of year…and then when winter hits, I wear long underwear for three months straight.

I don’t like to sleep late; it feels like I’m totally wasting the day away.  But I’m usually in bed (and asleep) by 9 pm.

I’m an only child.

The Tall Boy is my best friend.


Fifteen Awesome Blogs I Peruse Regularly – check ’em out!

  1. Fearless Homemaker – food and martinis?  A gal after my own heart!
  2. Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced – awesome cookies and other goodies
  3. Barbara Bakes – take a look at Barbara’s culinary adventures
  4. The Open Fridge – good food and great hospitality
  5. Deelicious Sweets – um…yum.
  6. Reasons to Skip the Housework – find one (or two or twenty) here!
  7. Bake Your Day – expressing love for food, people and life
  8. The Sweets Life – sweet and savory eats
  9. The Farm Girl – where home cooked is simple and yummy
  10. Annie’s Eats – making your days taste better
  11. Ravie NomNoms – a girl, her blog, and lots of food pictures!
  12. Pure & Yummy – wholesome, tasty food, made from scratch
  13. Eat. Drink. Love. – the name says it all!
  14. Warm Vanilla Sugar – adding a little sweetness to your day
  15. A Little Less Meat – even meat lovers can find great stuff here!

By the way, this list is by no means exhaustive – I was allowed to choose only 15.  Try to avoid licking your screen when checking out these wonderful foodies!


  1. amy @ fearless homemaker

    the cookies turned out awesome! i’ve debated trying to make these for a football weekend here … but i don’t trust my icing skills that much. maybe i’ll tackle ’em (ha! no pun intended) one weekend soon? and thank you *so* much for the blog award. it’s been great getting to know you + i so appreciate it!

    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      This has been my favorite part of blogging so far–getting to know so many other wonderful foodies!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Love these cookies, they’re so fun! I am totally making these as soon as I get my paws on some Jersey cookie cutters! Also, I’m afraid of heights too! Eeeee!

    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      I think the jersey cutters are my favorite–you can use them for any sport or team!

  3. RavieNomNoms

    These are so cute!! I actually am from Kansas so I know K-State! I will have to forward this to one of my cousins that goes there. She will love these. Thank you for the award too!! So nice of you to think of me 🙂 Fall is my favorite season too!

    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      Manhattan is a great place, full of very friendly people. Hope your cousin is enjoying it there as much as I did!

  4. Lauren @ The Open Fridge

    The cookies are adorable! My husband’s parents’ company takes KSU’s football pictures, so we like to see them do well (although we are Iowa fans at heart! : ). Thanks for the shout out, I’ve really enjoyed getting to read your blog too!

    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      NCAA football is my favorite. Of course, K-State is my favorite, but I’ll cheer for just about any team, as long as it’s not Oklahoma (sorry to any OU fans out there!). 🙂

  5. Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    Thank you, you are awesome! These cookies are incredible. My best friend is a K-State alum, she will flip over these!

    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      I’m still working on getting the Powercat to look right. This was my first attempt at those, and I definitely need some practice.

  6. Nancy

    Your cookies look great! Very neatly iced.

  7. Chandra @ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Hey thanks for the shout out!! I love these cookies! You are awesome at the decorating! And I have tasted these in the past and they are Scrumptious!!! I need to check out your bloggers!

  8. Dee at Deelicious Sweets

    What a sweet sweet post! I was once deathly afraid of heights. One year, I decided to conquer that fear and my hubby and I went rock climbing in Colorado. That fear has been smashed, completely gone! Turns out it was just a fear of falling not the heights. While I’m not a football fan, I would totally eat these cookies! Yum! Thanks for the award and congrats to you for getting it! Well deserved 🙂

  9. Mom

    Hey, these look as good as Connie’s Cookies! I know they taste better–I’ve eaten too many of your cookies. They are difficult to resist.

  10. BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced}

    I love these cookies!! They look fabulous! I love the Our Best Bites recipe for Sugar Cookies – It’s the best!! It is fun learning more about you. Thanks for the blog award. It made my day!!

  11. NanAppetit

    Thanks for the award! I mentioned your blog and then passed it on in my Rolo Cookies post today 🙂

  12. rhwlover

    OMG those cookies look awesome. I wish I had found this recipe sooner, our sons played football @Kstate finishing up last year, I sooooo would have loved to mail these to him!!


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