How to Make Simple Basketball Cookies

I like sports but I wasn’t a huge fan of basketball until I married my husband. He’s a basketball kind of guy and I’m a football kind of girl. Once we had kids my heart opened up to the constant bouncing and swooshing of that orange ball. I still like football better, but one thing we can agree on is sharing a few simple basketball cookies.

How to Make Simple Basketball Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

 

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Supplies for Simple Basketball Cookies:
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Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Circle Cookie Cutter- You can use any size circle cookie cutter you’d like. I used a 3 1⁄2″ and a 1 1⁄2″ for this set of cookies.

Royal Icing Colors:
Black
Orange- Mix Orange food gel color with Lemon Yellow and a little Tulip Red. If you want a burnt orange you can a small amount (like one tiny bit) of chocolate brown food gel color.

Tools:
Tipless Decorating Bags
Turkey Lacer or toothpick

Optional:
Airbrush System with orange airbrush color
Basketball Stencil
Stencil Genie or one dozen magnets
Cookie Turntable
Genie Minimat

I’ve added a few new things to the supply list, but that doesn’t mean you need o purchase them. I recently bought a dozen magnets, a Cookie Turntable and a Genie Minimat from The Cookie Countess because I’ve watched a few videos with Hillary using them. I wanted to give them a try for myself and I like them so you may see them in a few videos in the future.

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  • Begin by baking a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
  • Cut out the circle shapes and bake.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before you begin to decorate.
  • Mix the orange and black colored royal icing and place in your decorating bags or bottles.
  • Outline the cookies with the orange royal icing.

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  • Flood the cookies with the orange icing. You can wait a couple of minutes to let the outline dry or you can flood as soon as you make the outline. If you decide to flood right away, be careful because the icing sometimes falls off the edge of the cookies.

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  • Use the turkey lacer to pop any air bubbles and to help smooth and even out the icing.
  • Let the icing dry completely.

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  • Next, grab the airbrush gun and get ready to have a little fun.

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  • Place the basketball stencil in the Stencil Genie or use the magnets to hold it in place.
  • Add a few drops of the orange airbrush color to the airbrush gun.
  • Spray the basketball design on the cookie.
  • Remove the Stencil Genie.

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  • Airbrush one side of the basketball with the orange airbrush color.

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  • Let the airbrush color dry. It should only take a few seconds.

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  • Now, all that you need to do is add the black lines to the basketball.
  • Let the cookies dry completely before you package them.

How to Make Simple Basketball Cookies

I’ll make a confession. These cookies aren’t perfect. I got a little spray happy when I was airbrushing the shadow on the edges. All I needed to do was wait a few seconds for the airbrush color to dry, but guess who got impatient? That right, me.

So when you make your simple basketball cookies be patient and don’t rush the airbrushing. Take your time and your cookies will look better than mine.

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Now that we know how to make simple basketball cookies you can make them for March Madness, your kids birthdays, Father’s Day or just to make your husband and kiddo’s happy. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll like to make a few golf cookies and learn how to hit that tiny little ball with that crazy long club. Maybe.

Bear hugs,

Lisa