Cookie Dough Footballs

You may not love football, but you will definitely love these chocolate-dipped cookie dough footballs.

Growing up abroad, I never really understood the whole football thing. I watched my first Super Bowl my senior year in college, but that was only because my roommates hosted a viewing party. I made it through about the first quarter before I moved to a different room to watch The Proposal with a couple other football novices. Football < Ryan Reynolds

I’ve come a long way since then. In fact, I’ve watched countless football games and even have Red Zone. Sure I didn’t know what it was until Colin insisted we needed it but now that I have it, I make the most of it.

A few years ago, I attempted to make little chocolate cupcakes look like footballs. They failed miserably but I loved the concept. My icing skills haven’t improved much since then but these are much easier - I promise!

If you’re heading to (or hosting!) a Super Bowl party, make these easy mini footballs and impress everyone. People love cookie dough so why not take the eggless version, dip it in chocolate and decorate it on theme!

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ Cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ Cup (50g) brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup applesauce
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ Cup (218g) flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup mini chocolate chips
  • 12 Ounces of semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 Tube of white decorating icing (I had a 4.2 ounce one on hand but you can definitely get away with a smaller tube)

Recipe

  • Cream together butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla extract in a large bowl
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt
  • Set mixer to low and mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
  • Mix in chocolate chips
  • Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and then use clean hands to form into the shape of a football
  • Refrigerate until the chocolate is ready to dip
  • While the balls are in the fridge, melt the chocolate over a double boiler
  • Place the cookie dough footballs one at a time on a fork and dip in the chocolate before placing back on a cooling rack
  • Once all the footballs are covered in chocolate, return to the fridge until hard, about 30 minutes
  • Cut the tip of your decorating icing tube and add a small piping tip
  • Decorate footballs as you see fit
  • Refrigerate until ready to enjoy