It’s a sunny summer day, and you’re sitting in the bleachers, cheering on your favorite softball team. The bat’s crack, the crowd’s cheers, and the smell of freshly cut grass fill the air. But what’s that other delightful aroma wafting through the stands? It’s the scent of homemade softball cookies.
Softball cookies are a beloved tradition in many softball communities. These delicious treats are a tasty snack and a way to show support for your team. Whether you’re a player, a coach, or a dedicated fan, baking softball cookies is a fun and creative way to get involved in the game.
In this blog post, I’ll share my secret softball cookie recipe that will surely be a hit at any game.
Main Ingredients For Softball Cookies Recipe
As a lover of baking and softball, I can tell you that the main ingredients of softball sugar cookies are simple and delicious. The main ingredients of these softball sugar cookies included:
This rich and creamy ingredient provides flavor, moisture, and a tender texture to the cookies. It also helps to bind the other ingredients together and gives the cookies a soft and melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Using unsalted Butter allows for better control of the salt content in the recipe, ensuring that the cookies have just the right balance of sweetness.
In these sugar cookies, I prefer combining granulated and powdered sugar to achieve the perfect balance of sweetness.
Eggs not only add moisture to the dough, but they also help bind all the ingredients together. They provide structure and stability to the cookies, giving them a soft and tender texture.
Salt enhances the flavor of all the ingredients in these cookies and balances the cookie’s sweetness. Combined with other ingredients, it brings out the richness of flavors and adds depth to the overall taste.
In cookies, baking soda softens them, making them light and fluffy. Additionally, it balances out the sweetness of the sugar in the cookies.
It gives the cookies a soft and tender texture. All-purpose flour also adds a mild flavor to balance the sweetness of sugar. Measuring flour accurately and not overmixing the dough is important to balance softness and structure perfectly.
How to Make Softball Sugar Cookies
Now, I am giving you details about the process of Softball cookies.
Step 1: Combine Butter, Sugar and Egg
First, mix the Butter and sugar. Beat them until it’s become a creamy texture. After that, add the egg and mix it until it becomes fluffy.
Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients
After that, mix all the cookie’s dry items (flour, salt, and baking soda). Mix all of them gradually.
Step 3: Combine the Dry and Wet Mixture
Now, put the dry mixture in the wet items combinations. After that, mix them until the dough becomes soft and moist.
Step 4: Cut the Cookies
Give the dough a ball shape by cutting it with a cookie cutter. Make sure the thickness of the shaped dough is not more than 5 inches.
Step 5: Prepare Your Oven
Now it’s time to set your oven. Preheat your oven to 350F and place the baking sheet on the tray.
Step 6: Baked Your Cookies
After preheating your oven, set the cookies in the cookie tray. Make sure cookies are set in 2- 3 inches distance. And baked them for 8-9 minutes.
Step 7: Let’s make them cool.
After baking your cookies properly, remove them from the oven and keep them aside for cooling. Make sure the cookies are at room temperature.
Decorating Softball Cookies
Now it is the time to decorate your softball cookies. To decorate your cookies, you’ll need :
- Whipped Cream – 1 cup
- Icing sugar – ½ cup
- Food Color – 2 tsp ( lemon green, red).
- Piping bag – 2
Prepare Your Cream
- First, mix the whipped Cream and icing sugar. Mix them until the Cream becomes foamy.
- After that, divide the Cream into two separate bowls. Then, add two food colors ( red and lemon green ) in two bowls.
- Then, fill up the 2 separate piping bags with two colors of Cream.
- Now decorate your cookies as a softball.
How to Make Softball Cookies Sugar-Free
You can make these tasty Softball cookies sugar-free. By replacing some ingredients, you can make it completely sugar-free and keto-friendly.
You can use oatmeal flour in place of all-purpose flour. It gives a nutritious twist to this classic treat, adding a hearty texture and subtle nutty flavor.
Sugar-Free Whipped Cream:
You can use sugar-free whipped Cream to decorate your softball cookies. It is a great alternative for those who want to indulge in delicious treats without the added sugar. It provides the same light and fluffy texture as regular whipped Cream.
Sugar-Free Maple Syrup:
You can make these tasty softball cookies sugar-free by using sugar-free maple syrup as a sweetener. Sugar-free maple syrup is a great alternative to regular sugar and icing sugar. Because it provides the same sweet taste without the added calories and carbohydrates, you can use it in cookie dough and Cream.
- All-purpose Flour -2 cup
- Unsalted Butter - ½ cup
- Sugar - ½ cup
- Egg -1 large
- Salt - ¼ tsp
- Baking Soda - ½ isp
- Whipped Cream - 1 cup
- Icing sugar - ½ cup
- Food Color - 2 tsp ( lemon green, red).
- Piping bag - 2
- Mix the unsalted Butter and sugar until it's become Cream
- Then add egg with the mixture.
- After that, combine all dry ingredients ( salt, baking soda, and flour)
- Then, put the dry mixture in the wet items mixture and make a soft, moist dough
- After that, preheat your oven to 350 F and set the baking sheet in the baking tray.
- Set the cookies in the baking tray and bake them for 8-9 minutes.
- Let them remove from the oven and keep aside to cool.
- Now prepare your Cream to decorate your cookies as a softball.
- Mix the whipped Cream and icing sugar to prepare your Cream until it becomes foamy.
- After that, divide the Cream into two bowls and mix lemon, green and red.
- Fill two piping bags with two different cream colors and decorate the cookies like a softball.
- Now, enjoy your softball cookies.
What is the Difference Between Baseball and Softball Cookies?
The main difference between baseball cookies and softball cookies is decoration. Softball cookies are decorated just like softball, and baseball cookies are decorated like baseball.
How to Store Your Softball Cookies?
You can store these softball cookies in an airtight box in the freezer for 2-3 days.
Or you can store undecorated softball cookies in an airtight box or zipper bag for 10-12 days. Just put out the cookies and decorate them.
Is Gel Food Color Good for Softball Cookies?
No. Because it is so concentrated, it isn’t easy to blend into cookie dough.
Baking softball cookies is fun and delicious to show your love for the sport. Whether you’re a player, a fan, or someone who enjoys a sweet treat, these cookies will surely hit a home run with everyone. With their soft and chewy texture and adorable softball design, they’re perfect for team parties, game day snacks, or any occasion that brings a little sweetness.