These are the little turtle cookies I made for my son's first and second grade soccer team. Their jerseys were green and they named themselves the snapping turtles. How cute is that!? I always like to have something for the players at the end of the season. My husband is the coach so it's nice to present them with something along with their trophy. After all you can't eat a trophy. In the past I have tried cake and cupcakes. Both require plates and utensils and preferably a table. Way too much hassle. I found cookies to be the perfect thing to pass out. Every year is a different design. One year I made soccer balls with the players names in sparkly orange(these are in the slide show at the top left of the site). This year I couldn't pass up the cute turtle idea. I also liked the idea of making their shell as soccer balls.
You will notice that these are not your regular sugar cookie. If you have read some of my other posts, you know that my family prefers chocolate above all else. My husband thinks that regular sugar cookies are "boring". So I went in search of an alternative and found this wonderful recipe. It's the Brownie Roll-out Cookies from Smitten Kitchen. They really do taste like a Brownie... only in a cookie!
After writing this post I might have to go bake some cookies. I can almost smell them in the oven.
Coming up next---Glace` Icing and the conclusion of Turtle Cookies
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