Pittsburgh Steelers Cookies!

Although I grew up, got a job, and moved away from home, my heart will always be in the little town where I grew up near Pittsburgh, PA.  Whether the Steelers win or lose, I am always a stalwart fan.  Both my hubby and I bleed black and gold.

So I thought it was only fitting that I commemorate my Steelers love in cookie form! And you can, too!  Although I’d hate for you to love another team, you could personalize these techniques and colors for any team you’d like.  Either way, they’ll taste great 🙂

What are we waiting for?  Let’s do this!

First, drag out that faithful ‘ole baby onesie cutter.  I admit . . . when I purchased this cutter for some baby shower cookies (some of the first I ever did), I figured I’d use it once or twice, and that would be it.  Well, I was wrong. That little onesie is a heavy lifter!  I’ve used it for everything from Hawaiian shirts to . . . Ta Da!!!  Team jerseys!  Simply press your cutter into the dough and then trim off the bottom part, forming a T-shirt shape on top.  For more on the sugar cookies recipe and easier cutout tricks, check out my little tutorial here.
Go ahead and outline in white.  I added spots for stripes on the sleeves.  These jerseys aren’t going to be 100% authentic, but they will be close enough, and they’ll be tasty 🙂
Now, pick your numbers.  Outline them in the color of your base jersey color– in my case, white.  Let these outlines dry for about 20 minutes to harden the icing enough to start flooding.  For more on icing consistencies and flooding, check out my tutorial here.
After your outlines have dried a bit, flood your jersey with the base color.  Allow this base to dry for about an hour.  It doesn’t have to be completely dry, but you don’t want the colors to run.
When your bases have dried somewhat, go ahead and flood your sleeves and numbers.
After your completed jerseys have dried fully (overnight is best), use edible food markers to draw in the finished details– like the names on the tops of the jerseys.  Add your own name to one, if you want!  They’re your cookies, so, heck . . . put yourself in the NFL.  Just have fun.  I added some extra details– the Terrible Towel, some simple footballs, and some Steelers emblems.  I embellished them with edible food markers, as well.
And I love how they turned out! Go Steelers!
You did it. And I’m just so proud of you.



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  1. B.O.K

    Did you just free hand the terrible towel??

    1. Emilie (Post author)

      Hi there– yes I did freehand the terrible towel. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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