Giant Soccer Ball Cookies

Giant Soccer Ball Cookies

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Serves

 
Giant Soccer Ball Cookies

These giant cookies will inspire your team to play with World Cup enthusiasm. This recipe makes two giant cookies, which should be enough to feed a whole team, plus a few parents.

This recipe courtesy of Pioneer Brand, C.H.Guenther & Son, Inc.

Tips

When measuring biscuit and baking mix, gently spoon mix into nested (dry) measuring cup/s. Using a metal spatula or straight-edged knife, level off the top.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 or 8 ounces) almond paste (room temperature)
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups Pioneer Original or Buttermilk Biscuit & Baking Mix
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Preparation

  • 1 In large mixer bowl, beat almond paste and butter until smooth (about 3 minutes). Add sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Add Pioneer Biscuit & Baking Mix, beating on low speed to combine.
  • 2 Remove about 1 1/2 cups cookie dough and stir cocoa into it until well combined.
  • 3 Shape white dough into 20 balls (about 2 tablespoons each) and the chocolate dough into 12 balls (about 2 tablespoons each).
  • 4 Coat a 13-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Place 1 chocolate ball in the center, then arrange 5 white balls around it. Alternate 5 white balls and 5 chocolate balls around the rim of the pan. As the cookie bakes, the balls melt into each other to create the soccer ball.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F for 12 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on pan on wire rack. Repeat with remaining balls. Makes 2 giant cookies.

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