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Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please! I present to you a slam dunk dessert that is sure to win the hearts of any basketball fans out there – Basketball Team Cookies!
As a passionate baker myself, I understand the excitement and thrill of creating desserts with a unique twist. And what could be more fun than crafting and decorating sugar cookies that resemble basketballs? With this recipe, you can show off your creativity and love for desserts while simultaneously satisfying your basketball fandom.
Whether it’s for a game day party, a birthday celebration, or just a basketball-themed get-together, Basketball Team Cookies are the perfect treat. These cookies are easy to make and are guaranteed to impress your guests, making them the ultimate slam dunk dessert.
So, take your cookie game to the next level with this recipe. Grab your large mixing bowl, gather up all the necessary ingredients, and let’s create some deliciousness together. Trust me when I say that these decorated basketball cookies will score major points with everyone who tries them.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate your love of basketball? If so, this Basketball Team Cookies recipe is sure to be a slam dunk! Not only are these cookies absolutely adorable with their basketball sugar cookie design, but they are also incredibly delicious.
The combination of chocolate chips and peanut butter in the cookie batter creates a rich and decadent flavor that will have you reaching for seconds. Plus, the recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t require any hard-to-find ingredients or complicated techniques.
These Basketball Team Cookies are perfect for sports-themed parties, game day snacks or just as a sweet treat for any basketball lover. They are sure to impress your friends and family with their cute and creative appearance. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good themed dessert?
In summary, this recipe is ideal for anyone who loves basketball and wants to show off their passion in a tasty way. Whether you’re making them for yourself or as a gift, these Basketball Team Cookies are the perfect addition to any sports-themed occasion. Give it a try today and experience the joy of slam dunking these delicious treats into your mouth!
Before starting with the recipe, make sure you have all of the following ingredients at hand. These simple and easy-to-find ingredients will definitely make your slam dunk Basketball Team Cookies Recipe a success!
- Dry Ingredients:
- All-purpose flour (3 cups)
- Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
- Wet Ingredients:
- Brown sugar (1 cup)
- White sugar (1 cup)
- Unsalted butter, softened (1 cup)
- Peanut Butter (1 cup)
- Vanilla extract (2 teaspoons)
- Eggs, large (2)
- Chocolate chips (1 cup)
- Decorating Ingredients:
- Basketball Sugar Cookies Mix*
(*available for purchase online or in-store)
These simple ingredients are likely to be found in any household kitchen. However, in case you’re missing some of these items, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a number of substitutions and variations available later in this recipe article.
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have gathered all the ingredients needed, it’s time to put them together to make these delicious basketball themed cookies. Get yourself a large mixing bowl, and let’s get started!
Step 1: Creaming the butter and sugars
In your large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter (softened), 1 cup of white sugar, and 1 cup of brown sugar until smooth. This will take approximately 3-5 minutes on medium speed using an electric mixer. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Step 2: Addition of Eggs and Vanilla
To the creamed mixture, add in 2 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then throw in 2 tsps of vanilla extract, and blend all ingredients together.
Step 3: Mix dry ingredients
Next, in a separate bowl mix together 2 and three-fourths (2¾) cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a half teaspoon of salt in a separate bowl.
Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients
Gradually incorporate the dry mixture into the creamed mixture mixture until just blended; avoid overmixing.
Step 5: Incorporating chocolate chips and peanut butter
Then, stir in 1 cup of peanut butter until well-combined with the rest of your mixture. Add up to two (2) cups of chocolate chips, stirring until well-mixed throughout dough.
Step 6 : Baking your Cookies
Once you have finished preparing your cookie dough, preheat your oven to 350°F. You can also line baking sheets with parchment paper at this point. With a medium-sized cookie scoop, drop dough onto baking sheet leaving space between each cookie. Take care not to flatten cookies.
Bake cookies for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. When done, remove them from oven and place onto a wire rack to cool.
Add about six (6) broken up pieces of Oreo Cookies to center top part of cookie immediately when removed from oven while still hot . Drizzle melted white Wilton candy coating for that extra flair! Enjoy dunking these perfect basketball-themed cookies into some milk to enjoy them at their best!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you looking to switch things up in the kitchen or adjust this recipe to better suit your personal taste? Fear not, as there are several substitutions and variations available for this basketball team cookies recipe.
One delicious option is to add a cup of peanut butter to the cookie dough mixture. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips creates a rich, nutty flavor that goes great with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.
If you’d like to add a different twist to the cookie itself, try using Oreo cookies in place of the chocolate chips. Simply break them up into small pieces and mix them into the dough before baking. Not only does it create a unique texture in each bite, but it also adds an extra layer of chocolatey goodness.
For a truly festive touch, you can also use basketball sugar cookies cutters and royal icing to decorate the cookies. By piping on lines and creating a ball design, each cookie will resemble a miniature basketball. These decorated basketball cookies make great party favors or dessert table decorations at any basketball-themed event.
Another fun variation is to make these cookies into one large cookie cake instead of individual cookies. Simply press the dough into a greased 9-inch cake pan, bake as directed, and then decorate with buttercream icing and Skittles candy to create your own basketball hoop design.
No matter which substitution or variation you choose, these slam dunk basketball team cookies are sure to impress any crowd.
Serving and Pairing
Now that you’ve made these amazing basketball team cookies, it’s time to think about how to best enjoy them. These cookies are perfect for any occasion, whether it be a sports-themed party, a birthday celebration or a simple treat for yourself.
One great way to serve these slam dunk cookies is with a glass of cold milk or a cup of coffee. The bitterness of the coffee pairs really well with the sweetness of the cookie, while the milk provides a creamy and refreshing contrast.
If you want to take your cookie game up a notch, you can try making cookie sandwiches with your favorite buttercream icing or royal icing. These cookies are soft and chewy, making them the perfect base for an indulgent filling. You can even use cookie cutters to create different shapes and sizes of cookies for your sandwich.
Another creative way to serve these basketball sugar cookies is by turning them into mini basketballs. Simply dip each cookie into melted candy coating to create a smooth base, then use royal icing to draw on the details of a basketball hoop and lines to resemble a basketball. You can even use Skittles candy pieces as markers for the players on the court!
If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can even try making a giant cookie cake out of this recipe. Just press all the cookie dough into one big cake pan and bake it at a slightly lower temperature than usual until it’s done.
No matter how you serve them, these decorated basketball cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. They are easy to make, crowd-pleasing and absolutely delicious!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that you have made a huge batch of basketball team cookies, you might be wondering how to store them. The good news is that these cookies can be prepared ahead of time and kept fresh for days! Simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerate them for the best freshness. If storing for an extended period, you may want to add a slice of bread to your container to keep your cookies soft and chewy.
If you do not plan on eating all the cookies right away, you can easily freeze them. Just place the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. To thaw, simply remove from the freezer and let the cookies come to room temperature.
If you need to reheat your cookies, this recipe allows for easy reheating. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), place your desired amount of cookies on a baking sheet, and warm them up in the oven for 5-10 minutes until they are nice and crispy!
When it comes to decorating your basketball sugar cookies or any other decorated basketball-themed desserts with royal icing, they can also be stored at room temperature once the icing has hardened. A great tip when storing decorated basketball cookies is layering them between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container.
These make-ahead, storing and reheating tips will help you enjoy your slam dunk cookie treats anytime without compromising on their quality!
Tips for Perfect Results
When making basketball sugar cookies, there are certain tips and tricks that will help ensure perfect results every time. Here are some suggestions that may be useful in your cookie-making adventure.
Firstly, make sure to measure all of your ingredients accurately. This is especially important with flour, baking powder and soda, as too much or too little can greatly affect the texture and consistency of your cookies.
Secondly, creaming together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy before adding in the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter will give your cookies a tender crumb structure. It’s important to beat this mixture for at least 2 minutes until it becomes pale in color.
Thirdly, try not to overmix the dough after adding the flour. Overmixing can cause them to become tough and dry. Mix until just combined using a spatula or wooden spoon for ideal results.
Fourthly, refrigerating the dough allows time for the flavors to meld together and prevent excessive spreading during baking. Cover your bowl/chopping board with clingfilm/film wrap before placing it in the fridge.
Fifthly, use parchment paper to line your cookie sheets instead of greasing them with butter or cooking spray. This will help prevent sticking or burning on the bottom of your cookies, as they will slide right off easily
Finally, if you want perfectly shaped basketball sugar cookies, invest in a basketball-shaped cookie cutter! Look for Ann Clark basketball shaped cutters at Amazon or any other online store.
Follow these simple tips to achieve delicious slam dunk cookies that everyone will love!
In conclusion, the Basketball Team Cookies recipe is a slam dunk for any basketball lover. This recipe combines the classic flavors of peanut butter and chocolate chips with the fun and festive design of basketball sugar cookies. With easy substitutions and variations, these cookies can be adapted to fit any occasion or preference. Don’t be afraid to get creative with decorating ideas such as using Skittles candy for basketballs on top of cookie cakes, or creating a full basketball-themed dessert table complete with decorated cookies and a decorative basketball hoop. Whether you’re celebrating a big game win or just looking for a fun activity to do with friends and family, these cookies are sure to impress. So preheat your ovens, grab your mixing bowls, and get ready to score big with this recipe!
Basketball Team Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup peanut butter (crunchy preferred)
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly-packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- Cream together peanut butter, butter, white and brown sugar. If you don’t use crunchy peanut butter, I would suggest adding in salted peanuts when you mix in the chocolate chips.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
- Combine oats, flour and baking soda, and stir into peanut butter mixture.
- Add chocolate chips. If the dough is still really sticky, add in a little more flour.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown, do NOT overcook these.
- Cool on rack.
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