Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Game Day Cookie Cups

Pittsburgh Steelers Cookie Cups

Football season is here! To celebrate I've joined with a group of football-loving food
bloggers to bring you lots of football inspired recipes.  I don't know about you, but to
me football games are all about the food!

Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we're sharing more than
60 recipes for celebrating game day!  Click on their links below to join the football
foodie fun!

As I have mentioned before, we are big Pittsburgh Steelers fans and I love making black
and yellow inspired desserts for the big game.  Today's Game Day Cookie Cups are a
twist on my Fruit Pizza Cookie Cups.  I used the same recipe for the cookie base, but
instead of a cheesecake filling, I used vanilla buttercream.  If you prefer to add some
chocolate to the mix, you could make my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and decorate
them with your favorite team colors. Either way you can't go wrong!

Game Day Cookie Cups

Game Day Cookie Cups

60+ recipes inspired by football teams! Show off your team spirit with everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more as you cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

Red Sea Party Punch by Celebrating Family
Bird Gang Sonoran Nachos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
GameDay Cheesecake Bars by Body Rebooted
Healthy Dirty Bird Dip by Dash of Herbs
Purple Potato Salad by The Culinary Compass
Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Parfait by Mom's Messy Miracles
Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Beer Girl Cooks
Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders by The Life Jolie
Blackened Steak + Blue Cheese Nachos by Feast + West
Easy Pimiento Cheese Crackers by Family Food on the Table
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Breadsticks by Honey & Birch
Italian Beef by Bread Booze Bacon
Welcome to the Jungle Cocktail by Love & Flour
Bengal Striped Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom
Polish Boy Potato Skins by A Mind Full Mom
Sweet and Salty Brownies by The Secret Ingredient Is
Cowboy Cookies by The BakerMama
Cowboy Chili by See Aimee Cook
Green Chili Pulled Pork Poutine by Cake 'n Knife
Blue and Orange Jello Shot Gummies by Sustaining the Powers
Greek Town Loaded Potato Skins by The Mexitalian
Marbled Scotcharoos by Club Narwhal
Beer Cheese Fondue by Off the Eaten Path
Easy Beer Cheese Soup by Hello Little Home
Chicken Stack Sandwich by Around My Family Table
Bratwurst Sandwiches with Pub Mustard by What A Girl Eats
Game Day Cupcakes by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Brownie Batter Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes by Two Places at Once
Tomahawk Cooler by Mixplorology
Spicy Jalapeno Popper Cheese Dip with Real Cheese by Simplify, Live, Love
Game Day Snack Tray by Coffee Love Travel
Bacon Mac Cups by West via Midwest
South Beach Punch by 2 Cookin Mamas
Miami Mahi Mahi Sandwich by foodbyjonister
Swedish Meatball Dip with Tater Tot Dunkers by Peanut Blossom
Fruity Dessert Pizza with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze by Bucket List Tummy
New England Rum Punch by Order in the Kitchen
Crawfish Etouffee by The Speckled Palate
Cajun Crawfish Fritters with Remoulade Dipping Sauce by For the Love of Food
Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing by A Dish of Daily Life
Big Blue Cheese Steak Stromboli by Simple and Savory
Spinach & Artichoke Bites by Lauren's Kitchen
Herb Pesto Arancini by A Little Gathering
Beluga Lentil Hummus by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Philly Cheesesteak Nachos by And She Cooks
Philly Cheesesteak Cheesecake by Nik Snacks
Primanti Style Sliders by Macheesmo
Pineapple Salsa by Living Well Kitchen
Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon by Shaws Simple Swaps
Blue Cheese Blitz Dip by Cafe Terra
Chicken Adobo Fries by Brunch-n-Bites
Game Day Candy Bark by Life's Ambrosia
Chicken Teriyaki Pizza by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
High Seas Sour Cherry Slush by Lizzy is Dizzy
Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs by Casa de Crews
Avery Williamson American Cake by Loaves & Dishes
Game Day Sriracha-Honey Nut Mix by An Oregon Cottage
Double-Stuffed Potato Skins by A Simpler Grace
Red Skin Potato Chili Nachos by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Game Day Cookie Cups

Game Day Cookie Cups

Cookie Cups:
3/4 C butter, at room temperature
1 C sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. corn starch

To make cookie cups coat 2 mini muffin pans with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light
and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Add the flour, baking soda and corn starch, mixing just until combined.
Using a small cookie scoop (1 tablespoon) drop dough into each cup of your mini muffin
pans. Bake for about 8 minutes.  Once cookie cup are lightly browned, remove from oven
and use a mini tart shaper to shape into a cup.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing cookie cups to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 C confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 T heavy cream or milk
team colored chocolate coated candies
candy footballs

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar and vanilla for about 5
minutes.  Slowly add heavy cream and whip for another 3 - 5 minutes or until light
and fluffy.

Pipe buttercream into cooled cookie cups.  Decorate with candy and sprinkles.


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League (NFL) or any of its teams. All opinions and views expressed on our blogs are our own, 
not that of the NFL and/or any of its 32 teams. Any team names, logos or other symbols 
referenced are properties of their respective organizations. We are just big fans — and we 
want to share our love for our teams, the game and the food that brings us all together on 
game day.



  1. These are SO fun! I've been wanting to make cookie cups, this looks like the perfect recipe to start with!

  2. These are adorable! I love cookies and I am dreaming of these dipped in caramel. YUM!

  3. Fun! I love the idea of the m&ms to decorate around them with your team's colors. Perfect for a party.

  4. How cute are these bite size desserts?! Love the football toppers and team colors!

  5. adorable treats! thank you for this! Love it!


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