For this Football Friday, I’m trying my hand at making football brownies. I followed the directions on my chosen box of brownies (I heart Duncan Hines brownie and cake mixes) and covered them with a store purchased frosting. Hey, it was fast and easy and that’s what you need if you’re making a bunch of things for a Football party, right? I got this idea from the Betty Crocker website and thank them for the awesome idea! Here’s a link to their recipe. In case they remove the recipe, here it is.
Football Brownies Recipe
- Football Shaped Cookie Cutter
- 1 box 1 lb 6.25 oz brownie mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chocolate frosting 16 oz container
- white decorating icing from 4.25-oz tube
- Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 9-inch square pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over sides of pan. Grease bottom only of foil with shortening or cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup, oil, water and eggs until well blended. Spread in pan.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Using foil to lift, remove brownies from pan. With football-shaped cookie cutter, cut brownies into football shapes. Spread frosting on brownies. Pipe on decorating icing to look like football laces.
Joy’s kitchen theory goes, “If a little is good, then more is better.” It’s rarely true and this is no exception.
I was supposed to line the dish with foil or parchment paper (I read that parchment was the way to go) and then spray it so the brownies don’t stick. I look at that puddle and wonder how much time passed as I sprayed. This is why you should not watch tv while you prepare things. It also explains my overkill when it comes to the microwave. Don’t ask. (In short, I nuke things … almost literally.)
Remember when our ovens burned up? Check out this card I made commemorating that drama. Well, we had that fixed but recently the control panel went bad and the ovens would go on and off repeatedly throughout the day, as well as during cooking. Considering the absolute fire hazard they were, we finally bought new ovens.
The new ovens are smarter than I am. You know what else? They make great brownies from a box. Food Network is that you on the phone?
I think those cookie cutters did a GREAT job. The skills of the icing decorator need much improvement. 😉 Some of the laces look like Kanji letters, others Christmas trees. I also should have used something easier to work with than that cookie icing. Live and learn. I shall go on to bake another day.
I read on the Betty Crocker site that you could make a football template for your brownies and just cut around it to form the little footballs. For a perfect football shape, you could cut your template out using a Cricut or Silhouette.
Check out these related Football Food ideas!
I did what fit my “need it quick and easy” requirements. That means I bought football shaped cutters from Amazon and had them overnighted because I was running late making these promised brownies. LOL! Here’s a link to Football Cookie Cutter sets.
Yum, I should start making all of my posts edible. Ahhh, donut Football Friday here I come. 😉
Don’t forget the food in your football celebrations! Sometimes that’s the best part, even if it doesn’t turn out exactly like it looks in the picture. 😉