Basketball Cookies

Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies

I’m tipping off your week with probably the cutest recipe I’ve ever seen.  I cannot take credit for coming up with these basketball cookies BUT I am pretty darn impressed with how they turned out.  I actually found this recipe from the Miss Candiquick blog.  And when you find something this good, you give the credit and do your best to recreate it right? If you guys know me at all, I’m a horrific artist.  I can barely draw a stick figure so I’m always impressed when something creative turns out cute!  If I can make these basketball cookies, you can too, trust me.

Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies

Basketball Cookies

Normally, I’d say you can swing by the store and make these cookie the same day but if you’re to an avid baker you may need to go above and beyond to get some of these ingredients.  Check out the list below and then I’ll tell you where I snagged some key ingredients for the basketball cookies.

Basketball Cookies Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt



  • 1 package Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating
  • 15 white Reese’s mini p.b. cups
  • Black food pen
  • Basketball sugar toppers

Ok, see I told you there are some unique ones on here and I actually had the hardest time locating mini white Reese’s, what a crime right? Well thankfully I was able to snag them and the candiquick on Amazon.  I used a specialty store for the food pen and sugar basketballs.  You can shop them by clicking on the item below.



Food Pen

Basketball Sugar toppers

Basketball Cookies Instructions

Now for the fun part! It’s pretty easy but it does take some time so make sure you’re not in a rush when you’re making these basketball cookies.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Roll out dough on a well floured surface approximately (¼ inch thick) andCut into circles with 3 inch cookie cutter.
  4. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheet and bake 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. Melt Vanilla CandiQuik according to package directions.
  6. Dip ¾ of each sugar cookie in Vanilla candy coating. Place on wax paper.
  7. Unwrap a peanut butter cup, dip in the candy coating and place on the bottom (un-coated) edge of the cookie.
  8. Once set, draw on the backboard and hoop lines with black food pen.
  9. Press a basketball topper above the peanut butter cup. Let set completely.
Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies
Basketball Cookies

Are these not the cutest basketball cookies?! They’re perfect for March Madness but if you have a kiddo in basketball, these would also be a great post-season (or game) treat.  Heck, even if you just want something cute to give as a gift, these are adorable and also super yummy.

I hope you all enjoy! Tag me in your pics if you make them, I love seeing your #tailgatetreats!

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