Touchdown Cookies Recipe

Touchdown Cookies Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
GLAZE
  1. 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  2. 4 to 5 tablespoons hot water
  3. 3 to 4 teaspoons baking cocoa
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a football-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough hot water to achieve spreading consistency; beat until smooth. Place 3 tablespoons glaze in a small bowl; set aside.
  5. Add cocoa to remaining glaze; stir until smooth. Spread brown glaze over cookies. Pipe white glaze onto cookies to form football laces. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen
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