Our great friends, Ganesh and Julie, have hosted a Super Bowl party for the last several years. It is always so much fun to watch the big game with many of our friends from church regardless of which teams are vying for the Lombardi trophy. This year we knew the Ghooray's would be going all out with decorations and festivities. You see, they are hard core, die hard Steeler fans. I remember a Sunday a few years back when our Colts were due to play the Steelers in a playoff game that afternoon. That morning at church the majority of our congregation was decked out in Colts' blue. It was an awesome sight with one major eyesore...there sat our friends in the midst of a sea of beautiful blue wearing their Steelers colors of black and gold. UGH! Boy did they get a ton of ribbing before and after services, all in good fun of course...until game time! That afternoon the Steelers knocked our precious Colts out of the play offs. :(
For Christmas this year my Mom gave me these cute cookie cutters in the shape of a football helmet and a pennant. This was the perfect opportunity to put them to use. I wanted to bring something special to the party in celebration of the Steelers making it to the big game.The Steelers' helmets turned out pretty good although I had to call on my friend Sarah at the last minute for some black coloring. Thanks for coming through for me friend. You're a life (game) saver. :o)
I was really concerned about getting the cardinal drawn onto the helmets. They turned out much better than I thought they would. I ran short on time so you can see where some of the black from the mouth guard ran into the white of the helmet. Oh well, they still tasted yummy!
To keep things fair, I made pennants in colors for both teams. My children would have it no other way..they were rooting for Arizona!
These were a huge hit at the party with the adults and the kids couldn't stay away from eating them. Decorated cookies certainly take time and patience to prepare but it's all worthwhile when you see the enjoyment on people's faces when you share them. That's the best feeling for a cook!
For the dough recipe go to December's posts and scroll for sugar cookies.
From the heart of my kitchen to yours, may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!