This is what you do when you have a son that is obsessed with football and you are obsessed with details. I'm a slight over-achiever when it comes to birthday parties but I only have two kids and they only have one birthday a year!
I use a sugar cookies recipe that I tweaked from a few recipes while trying to duplicate the taste of the cookies you can purchase from the Cookie Bouquet company. I think I've come pretty close!
Decorating sugar cookies with royal icing can be time consuming but luckily these did not require much detail. It took me about 1.5 hours to decorate 42 cookies I have a love/hate relationship with royal icing. Trying to get it to just the consistency can be hard. This is definitely something I need to play around with some more.
And then I ran out of brown icing and I decided to not make more so I improvised:
Is your mouth watering yet?
I thought so!