I spent last weekend and several 4 am mornings with a cup of coffee in my left hand and a frosting bag in my right. I had committed to several functions to bring dessert and all 3 functions were tennis related! So I decided to make tennis ball sugar cookies like the ones I found over at THE DECORATED COOKIE last spring:
It’s safe to say the bar was set pretty low after this debacle! So with 3 events quickly approaching and a couple pounds of sugar cookies I got to work. Here is what I found to be the best size for a mini tennis ball. I don’t recommend using it for liquid courage before frosting 137 mini tennis balls!
I was feeling pretty good when I successfully finished the “base” coat of frosting on these 137 sugar cookies:
I made the icing to make the swirly lines on a tennis ball. I started with white icing, but switched to black icing to give them a little more pop
I was feeling pretty good… until my boys came down and said, “Mom, why did you make Lululemon cookies?” Um… I’m not sure if I was more impressed that my boys recognized the Lululemon logo or frustrated that they didn’t think they looked like tennis balls. (Remember they have an older sister who is a label snob- she can do that right now because she doesn’t pay a mortgage or tuition). I will let you decide:
So if this last photo looks a little different I added a few cookies with the “parenthesis” on the edges as instructed by my boys… the cookie bosses! Where’s that shot glass?!