Game Day Sugar Cookie Recipe

Game Day Sugar Cookies

Tailgate season is here, and my daughter, Leigh and I decided to make some Game Day Sugar Cookie Recipe yesterday in time for the Alabama, Auburn and the Oregon game. I admit it. She did 99.9% of the work, and these came out great! This recipe is super easy. You can make this sugar cookie dough the night before. Just remove from the refrigerator, take the chill of while you preheat the oven and roll and cut them out the next day. Leigh also took this photo on my camera so I have to give her all the credit. These are perfect for all tailgating and football parties whether you’re watching the game or headed to your own children’s sporting event. Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead! Thank you Leigh! 🙂

Game Day Sugar Cookie Recipe

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes plus chill time


14 cookies


1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
21/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour


1. Combine all ingredients until well blended. Cover and chill 3 to 4 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 350F.

3. Roll cookies to 1/4-inch thickness and use cookie cutter to cut. Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes or until almost golden brown. Remove and cool on wire racks. Serve plain or frost with your favorite store bought or homemade icing.

For the icing, we used 11/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. We melted the butter and combined all ingredients and beat until smooth. We added one drop of food coloring gel.

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