Are you ready for some football?!!!

Tonight not only starts the 2009 football season, but it also starts my very first year of fantasy football. Yay! It should be a lot of fun. I started a family/friend league with my sister, best friend, and her sister. It's only the four of us, so we won't feel too weird when if we get totally confused!

I can already tell my team might not be up to par. I chose my favorite players instead of the best players. Oh well, that's okay. I'll still be rooting for my guys even if they aren't the absolute best.

Go #39!!!

So, in preparation for the season, I made each of my league mates a little football goodie bag.

Sorry for the terrible picture. It was 9:30 at night. I got the idea for the bag, here. I know it looks nothing like my bag, but that is what inspired it. I just tweaked it a lot to fit in with the whole football theme!

Each goodie bag included a football shaped cookie and some other chocolaty goodness. Just a little something to snack on this weekend while we're all glued to the tube.


Don't you just love the cookies? I have the recipe, here if you want to make some for yourself. They are super easy and look so cute.

And this weekend, DirectTV will be offering their Sunday Ticket free this Sunday. Woo Hoo! That means I can watch all of the football games for free. I know what I'll be doing this Sunday. :)

Lastly, my football pincushion tutorial is just about complete. Please check back tomorrow for the tute!

Oh, I forgot. One more thing. . . Go Steelers!
I decided to send a little care package to everyone in my fantasy football league. When I came across these cute football cookies on Pillsbury.com, I just knew I had to try it.


Photo courtesy of Pillsbury.com.


Ingredients
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1 container (1 lb) chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting
White decorating gel

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Freeze dough 30 minutes.
2. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. With floured fingers, shape each dough slice to form football. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart.
3. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
4. Spread frosting over cookies. With white decorating gel, draw laces on each football.



These were super easy to make, but the decorating was not so easy. I used Wilton's fondant icing writer and it got clogged about every three cookies. It was okay though, because the entire time I was decorating them I was laughing thinking of Ace Ventura and Ray Finkle. . . "Laces Out"!

I think the girls on my fantasy football league will really enjoy them.

Happy Football Season! Go Steelers!!!

1 comment

  1. Cuuuuuuuute! I'm sure they'll love their thoughtful goodie bag. :)

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