Sports Cookies

filed under: Miscellaneous on July 5, 2010

My sweet, fun, gorgeous, thoughtful neighbor Tammy wanted some cookies.

Who can say no to sweet, fun, gorgeous people? Not I. Its like they have me under their spell. Some day I want to be one. I am thinking in 30 years when '60' is the new '20'.

It could happen.

Anywho, her kiddo was celebrating his 10th birthday on July 3rd, and she thought he might like some cookies!

Her criteria: Red, white, and blue (his choice), its his 10th birthday, his name is Jacob, he loves all things sports. He is a total boys boy.

(please tell me I can squeeze in just one more red, white, and blue post!)


I drew up some sportsy type guys for my inspiration.





Those sports guys were tough. I realize my football player is sorta pac-mans head on a body, and my soccer player could be mistaken for the white outline dead guy on Law and Order if there was no soccer ball there.

I kept making legs too fat and arms too long and sticks too short.

I was a total baby and whining and complaining the entire time.

Then I finished and was like, "That wasn't too bad!"

I have a really bad memory.

Just sayin.


So I hope Jacob liked his cookies. Happy 10th Birthday big guy!

And I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend!

(I promise no more red, white, and blue for a while! At least. Not together. On the same cookie. Unless someone wants some. Then forget I mentioned it.)

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  • Amanda Rettke says:

    Thank you Lisa! No, the cookies dont have any fondant on them. It is all my glaze icing. Here is the link just in case!
    Be blessed!

  • Amy says:

    These are fabulous!!! You must be a very patient lady.

  • JER says:

    Are you crazy?! Those cookies are amazing! :] Your talent ROCKS! Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Alicia says:

    Oh my gosh, how could he not??????

  • grace says:

    slam dunk, amanda! i’d never be able to get such an intricate design on a cookie. once again, i bow to your prowess. 🙂

  • stephanie santana says:

    You are amazing..such detail. Not an easy feat!

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  • Jackiefo says:

    how did you get those sports guys to look so perfect?!! you rock!

  • Karen@SurvivingMotherhood says:

    I tried to imagine the soccer player without the ball, and I just couldn’t see the dead guy. Unless he died while trying to run away from the killer, and he got shot on the run and fell down mid-step. *grin*
    They all look great, Amanda.
    Once again, I’m reading through here – looking at all these yummy pictures – while I’m eating breakfast. And somehow my boring cereal just doesn’t seem to satisfy. LOL!

  • Amanda Sikes says:

    I can only imagine that people would be hard. But these look great and I am sure any 10 year old boy would love them!
    Check out my 4th of July cupcakes when you get a chance –

  • Lucky Girl says:

    i’ve been following your blog for a while now, and 1 – you’re hilarious. 2 – your cookies look absolutely fab. and 3 – you give me so much baking inspiration. thanks!

  • Maranda says:

    These are absolutely amazing. With each and every post I become more and more enamored with you! Great job! I hope Jacob liked them!!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Amanda…those are amazing!!! I can’t get over that you can FREEHAND cookies like this! You have a gift! A yummy gift!

  • Amanda says:

    Wow! I just stumbled across your website! Amazing! Seriously! Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts with us!
    P.S If they if do that blog event where experienced food bloggers adopt newbies like myself to help them, I want dibs on you!

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  • dining table says:

    How did think that one? It is a very amazing idea. If my kids saw that cookies. I am sure that they will fight each other to get the most cookies. Thank you for sharing. I wish I can make it perfectly.

  • Robin Laffin says:

    I hope you get this comment, seeing as how the post was a long time ago, but i was wondering how you did the hockey player cookies. My little guy has a hockey game on his birthday this year, so I want to make a treat for the teams, and this would be perfect. Any tips?
    Thank you