Football Cupcakes

Football Cupcakes | Cookie Monster Cooking

Let’s chat about Super Bowl food today.  Because the big game is coming up and well, food is super important.  Like what I did there?  I know, I’m so funny {ahem, not really}.

And since the Patriots didn’t pull out a win this past weekend, my attention is now devoted solely to good eats for the game.  Although let’s be honest, as much as I do like watching football, food is always more important in my little world.

Football Cupcakes | Cookie Monster Cooking

So we’ve talked about wings and chili and cornbread … and now it’s time to talk about dessert.  And football cupcakes are just so fun.  Am I right?  I about died of cuteness when I finished making these and started screaming for my husband to come look at them since I was so impressed with myself.  Ha.  I don’t think he appreciated that too much.  His excitement over my “cute” food is not quite as high as my own…

Now you can use your favorite chocolate base and any white colored frosting here, but let me suggest that you use a cream cheese frosting.  It pairs awesome awesome awesomely with the chocolate base.  Can you tell I am a huge supporter of that combo?

Football Cupcakes | Cookie Monster Cooking

So go make some cute food for the big day.  And be sure to check out the game day category on the site if you’re looking for some other fun ideas!  Although none will be as cute as these cupcakes … I outdid myself this time (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself!).

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Football Cupcakes

Recipe for football cupcakes – perfect for game day! Chocolate cupcakes topped with frosting and finished off with football-shaped chocolate sugar cookies.

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For the cookie garnish:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 batch your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting
  • green gel food coloring
  • 1 batch your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • piping bags and tips


  1. To make the sugar cookies – roll out the dough as directed in the sugar cookie recipe linked above. Cut out 24 mini football-shaped cookies (about 2 inches in length and about 1 ¼ inches width at the widest point) – I just used a knife since I didn’t have a cookie cutter in that shape. Bake as directed in the recipe (375 degrees for about 6 ½ minutes). Let cool on the baking sheet for several minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  2. To assemble – spoon a small amount of the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a small tip (I used a #4 in size). Pipe the stitching onto each cooled cookie (slightly towards the top of each football).
  3. Next use the green gel food coloring to tint the remaining frosting the desired shade of green. Spoon into a piping bag and pipe onto each cupcake as desired (I used a large star tip).
  4. Carefully set each cookie into the icing, on a slight diagonal, so that it stands up on its own.

I used this recipe for cream cheese frosting, however feel free to use your own favorite vanilla, cream cheese or any white colored frosting. You’ll need enough to frost 24 cupcakes.

I used this recipe for dark chocolate cupcakes, however feel free to use your own favorite. Again, you’ll need 24 cupcakes.

You will likely have some extra chocolate sugar cookie dough. I made a few extra cookies just to enjoy separately but feel free to cut back the amounts slightly.

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