Peanut Butter Football Cookie

A giant football cookie isn't only festive; the rich peanut butter flavor is sure to score big with the fans at your party. Add thick frosting[ stripes on the ends for a college ball, but leave them off for an official look.]

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
12 to 15 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cookie:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch fine salt
Directions
  • For the cookie: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Pulse the oats in a food processor or mini chopper until finely ground. Whisk the ground oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Mix the butter and 1 cup of the granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, using either a hand mixer with a large bowl or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and beat until well incorporated. Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture until the dough is well combined.

  • Scrape the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Using your hands, flatten and form the dough into a football shape, about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar over the surface. Bake until the cookie is light golden brown and set, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  • For the frosting: Beat the butter until creamy on medium speed in a medium bowl. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Beat until thick and creamy. Spoon the frosting into a quart-size zippered bag. Snip a small piece from the corner and pipe to create football laces or any other desired decorations.


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