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Football stadium sugar cookies are fun, festive, and easy to make with a sugar cookie bar recipe, easy frosting, and Skittles to add flavor and fun to your treat.
You guys, how fun are these cookies? I wanted to make a fun Football themed treat, and when I found out Skittles is an official sponsor of the NFL/Super Bowl, I knew I had to use them.
I kept thinking about how play books use circles and triangles, or whatever to represent teams, and they have the arrows to indicate the play. Obviously I know so much about football, haha. But anyway, I thought it would be super cute to make a stadium, and indicate the players with Skittles instead of circles and triangles.
I hopped online to Amazon and hurried and ordered some of the candies I would need to make these yummy treats, and some extras just for fun:
- Skittles Original Candy, 41 ounce (2 Bags)
- Snickers Minis Chocolate Candy, 40 Ounce Bag
- SkittlesOriginal Candy, 14 ounce (6 Bags)
Then I went to work. I made a sugar cookie bar base. I used a half sheet cookie pan, but you could just use a 9×13 pan to bake the cookie base in. I then made a yummy cream cheese frosting and flavored it with those flavor syrups people put in coffees and drinks (Torani). And of course, colored it green.
Then the fun began. I am not really a food artist, so I had a blast making the field, and trying to make it look realistic. Embarrassing tidbit: I had to look up pictures of what football fields look like. I mean, I have been to several games, but wasn’t exactly sure how the lines were all placed on the field. Turns out I didn’t have enough room for all the details anyway, so it was no biggie.
I wanted goal posts, and I tried several things and failed. So then I realized I could use the same frosting I used for the field lines to make the goal posts on a cracker, and just stick it into the frosting. It held perfectly, and looked really cute.
Then, we wanted to eat it! Even though it is super cute, the whole point is to eat it, right? So fortunately it also tastes amazing. I guess it is true what they say: “Skittles is here to Make Super Bowl 50 Even Sweeter.” These cookies will most definitely be part of our Super Bowl spread.
Along with all the extra colors of Skittles (I picked out all the reds and purples to make my stadium crowd), and excess Snickers minis. Yum! The thing I love about these cookies is they are soft, moist, chewy, and delicious, but hold together really well. The frosting is light and tasty. And the pop of fruity flavor the skittles bring is just fun.
Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Football Stadium Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookie Bars
- 1/2 cup softened butter 1 stick
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- heaping 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 2 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbs vanilla syrup Torani, or milk
- 4-8 drops green food coloring until desired shade is reached
- Skittles original for players and crowd
- white frosting for piping lines of field
- mini Snickers for corners
- 1 Graham cracker for making goal posts
- black frosting for lines
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a 9x13 pan or half size cookie sheet with non-stick spray
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar, and then mix to cream together.
- Add egg, water and vanilla and mix until well combined
- Add flour and sprinkle in salt, baking powder and baking soda. Put paddle attachment on mixer, and mix for 1 minute until completely combined, and not sticking to the sides.
- Press cookie mixture evenly into prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until edges are light brown.
- Let cool completely.
- Meanwhile, combine all frosting in a bowl, and using a hand mixer, mix together, add more green food coloring if desired to achieve the color you want.
- Frost cooled sugar cookie bars.
- Decorate to look like a stadium by putting 4 Snickers mini candy bars in the corners, Skittles Original flavors on the sides to represent the crowd (pick the colors of the teams), and use white frosting to pipe in the lines of the field. Set up your players with skittles of other colors, and then draw play lines with black frosting. Break a graham cracker into 2 pieces, pipe goal posts onto graham cracker halves, and push them into the ends of your "field"
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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