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Football Whoopie Pies {Recipe}

Football Whoopie Pies

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!  To celebrate, I wanted to make a cute and simple dessert that anyone can try to recreate at home.  Last year I shared some pretty detailed iced sugar cookies because the New York Giants were in the Super Bowl.  I felt like I needed to do my part as a New Yorker and celebrate my hometown team.  This year, I just want to celebrate a fun football Sunday with friends.  So I’m bringing these football shaped whoopie pies for dessert.

Stack of Football Whoopie Pies

These football shaped whoopie pies are super cute and really easy to make.  I mixed up my delicious and non-dairy recipe for whoopie pies.  Instead of using my small cookie scoop to make the cookies round, I piped them into football shapes.

How to Stencil and Pipe Football Shapes I used my football cookie cutter as a guide and traced the cutter onto parchment paper.  Then I placed that stencil under a clean piece of parchment paper and piped the batter into football shapes.  You can also print out your football shape if you don’t have a football cookie cutter.  If you are bad at piping or don’t have the proper tools, you can also spread the batter into cute little footballs.

Football Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling

Since this batter puffs and spreads a little while baking, they come out better if they are spread on the thinner side.  Once the footballs are piped (or spread) and baked, I filled them with marshmallow cream filling.

Football Laces Piped on Whoopie Pies

Then I used some white royal icing to pipe the laces on the footballs.  You can also use the same marshmallow filling for the decorations but I like using royal icing because it dries hard and won’t smudge.  Here’s the printable dairy-free recipe.  Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Whoopie Pies
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Serves: 2-4 dozen
  • ⅔ cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup non-dairy sour cream (such as Tofutti Brand)
  • 1⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
Marshmallow Filling
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream (such as Marshmallow Fluff)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Make sure to use a new piece or parchment paper for each batch because some crumbs will stick to the paper.
  1. In a small bowl whisk the cocoa powder with the hot water until dissolved.
  2. Stir in the baking soda and sour cream and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the brown sugar with the margarine and shortening until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  5. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat on low speed for a few seconds.
  6. Pour the cocoa mixture into the mixer and mix until smooth and combined.
  7. Pipe the batter into shapes or scoop batter into small round mounds using a small cookie scoop.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are set and spring back to the touch.
  9. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling.
Marshmallow Filling
  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the shortening and sugar until smooth.
  2. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Add in the marshmallow cream and mix until combined.
  4. Using a piping bag, cookie scoop, or a knife, fill one side of cookie with filling and sandwich another cookie on top.
  5. To make them look like footballs, pipe the laces using some royal icing or some marshmallow filling in a pastry bag fitted with a very small straight piping tip. I used a #2 PME brand piping tip.



Super Bowl Cookies

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and the excitement is in the air!  New Yorkers take the super bowl very seriously, especially when the New York Giants grace the field.  I needed to do my part and so I made these Giants cookies (sorry Patriot fans, I’m a New Yawker).

Giants Logo Cookies

Lucky for me, the Giants logo is fairly simple to replicate.  When making these cookies I decided that I needed a projector.  That way I could ice each cookie and then pipe the logo directly on each cookie.  But projectors are so big, I really have to hold myself back.  My apartment is being taken over by my baking obsession.

NY Giants Logo Cookies

To make these cookies I printed out the logo to the perfect size on regular printer paper. Then I placed the printout under a piece of parchment paper and piped the design onto the parchment.  I started with the red outline and came back with the blue to fill it in.  I let the letters dry for a few hours, until they released from the parchment.  Working one cookie at a time, I piped white icing on and then carefully placed the logo on top.  Then I gently pressed down on the lettering to make sure it was in place.  Then I allowed the cookies to dry overnight before handling them.

Football Cookies

These cookies can work for Giants fans or Patriots fans.  It’s a classic American Football. Super simple in design, all it took was a nice rich chocolate brown royal icing to make the football shape.  I let that dry for about 20 minutes before detailing the football with pure white icing.  Laces out!

Lots of Football Cookies

I made lots of footballs, I wonder how many actual footballs they use during the superbowl. The third cookie I made is my favorite.  I was so happy when I found this cookie cutter in my box of 100 cookie cutters by Wilton.

Giants Football Helmet Cookies

These football helmet cookies turned out super cute.  I piped the logo onto parchment paper and let it dry for a few hours so that I could just pop it onto the blue icing as soon as it was applied.  I was nervous to pipe the logo directly onto the helmets, I didn’t trust myself to do a good job.

Football Helmet Cookies

I love how these cookies look all lined up.  I think I made enough helmets for the whole team!  They were so cute that I just kept making more and more.  Here is the whole collection:

Superbowl CookiesGo Blue!