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Monday, September 26, 2011

Beaulah Loves Football - Go Team Cookie Pops

First let me remind you that there are
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Now, what is Beaulah up to ....



This may surprise you, but 
Beaulah loves football. 
 She thinks we ought to 
change it up a little though and get
some broomsticks like Harry Potter
does in quiditch!

Football pops are quite the hit with
the football players.

My daughter wanted to make these
for her husband's last football game.
The guys on the team are always
 begging for her to make cake or cookie pops.

She thought football shaped ones would be fun.


 Beaulah thought we should make them
in Halloween colors, but we decided
for a traditional brown football.

 Put them on a stick and they are fun to
display, or dip them like truffles

Everyone around here really likes
the little pops on a stick better.





Now here is the tricky sticky part.
We had to send Beaulah out of the room
because she kept cackling at the funny
shaped footballs, but here's some help:

1.  Roll them into a ball
2.  Then roll them slightly to elongate
3.  Just gently touch, touch, touch to shape the points
(they won't be perfect) - don't try to pinch the ends,
they are too soft and you don't want hard points.
4.  Put them in the fridge to let them harden up
5.  Now reshape them a little
6.  When you dip them, they come out smooth
and more like a football.

Then finish them off with the white
chocolate coating for the
stitching and laces. 
They were a lot easier on a stick
when it came to putting on the white
chocolate.

Cookie Pop Recipe

1 pkg. Oreo cookies
8 oz. cream cheese
or 1 tub ready made cream cheese frosting

Milk and white chocolate coating discs

Blend the cookies until fine crumbs in a food
processor.  Mix in the cream cheese or frosting
by hand.  If you use the cream cheese, be sure and
refrigerate the finished pops.

Meanwhile melt the coating discs.  I place
between one and two cups in a microwaveable
bowl (make sure it is a microwaveable bowl or
you may scorch your chocolate discs).  Turn
the microwave on for one minute.  Stir - WHETHER
IT LOOKS LIKE IT NEEDS TO BE STIRRED OR NOT.
This will prevent the bottom from scorching.  Then
melt in 15 second increments until all the discs
are melted.  Let the discs cool about 10-15 minutes.
While dipping, reheat for about 10 seconds as
necessary to keep the chocolate thin and smooth.

Shape into footballs and place in fridge for about
half an hour or until firm.  Reshape as needed.

Take only a few out at a time as they will soften
quickly and place on a stick.  Dip in the milke
chocolate, shake slightly to remove excess, twirl
a little to make sure it is smooth and not
dripping. 

HERE IS THE BIG TRICK -
STICK UPRIGHT IN A PIECE OF FOAM!!!
(Like shown in picture above)

I have seen so many people try these
and they turn out a mess because they
are trying to sit them down before
they are dry.  Let them dry upright
in the foam. (Or Beaulah will be cackling
at you too!)

Finish with the white chocolate piped
on with a very small tip.  Make sure the
white chocolate has cooled a little so it
isn't just dripping out the end.


Make some for your 
favorite team!

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29 comments:

kitty said...

Those are amazing football pops!! Your directions & pictures are great, too. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Barbara F. said...

I think these truffle pops might turn me into a fan! xo,

The White Farmhouse said...

I could watch football all day if these are being served! Them and your white chocolate lemon truffles! I'd be in hog heaven cause I would make a pig of myself!

I need that soup pot! It would make dinner so much easier now! Especially with my broken foot! Feel sorry for me and pick me! LOL! See how low I'll stoop for copper?!

Haden News said...

Great job on the football cookie pops!!

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh my gosh! Oreo pops are a FAVORITE of the high schoolers here (I'm constantly making them!) and because we live in a college town, tailgating is huge! What a great idea! I'm sending these along to the next game! Allie and her friends can make these if I'm not up to it
Thanks Jacqueline! xoxo
Pattie

Julie Harward said...

These are so cute! I haven't seen them before this, just love them. :D

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

As always, these are adorable, thoughtful, perfect!

Kristin said...

I absolutely love those football chocolates!!! Hope you're having a great week!

Love, Kristin

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jacqueline, These are so cute and what a great idea. My hubby could watch all the football he wanted as long as I had these to nibble on.
Hugs,
Sherry

Kathleen said...

Those are so cute! I can see why everyone would get a KICK out of them! :)

Designs By Pinky said...

PERFECTION!!!!! Since we are empty nesters and usually are watching football alone, AND my hubby doen't eat sweets....I know..... that means I would have to eat them all MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Would you ever consider putting a "printable recipe" link on your posts??? I knwo alot of us would LOVE that!!!!

La Table De Nana said...

Your daughter is Bakerella..How wonderful..really:) Too cute!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You know I'd just LOVE this! They are so cute Jacqueline, I'm sure they were a big hit:@)

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! What a fun dessert for the football season. Thanks for the great idea.

Lavender Cottage said...

I would score big points with my football loving son-in-law if I were to make these.
Hmm, they look easy enough!
Judith

Jo said...

Those football are not only adorable they sound amazing! I may have to give them a try this fall.

Jo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Beaulah is back! These look professional...not at all the way they would look if I made them. I'd be fine until that white line and then we would be seeing all sorts of "designs" on top! Just darling!

Anonymous said...

I wish Beaulah would get on her broom and fly down South and give me a hand with these. The football pops are adorable and I hope to make them for tailgating this weekend.
Hugs,
Katherine S.

Joycee said...

Perfect for game days! I will try my best not to eat the dough before I dip...

Red Couch Recipes said...

These are so cute and fun for football season. I am glad to see that you are rooting for the blue and white (NOT THE RED). Love the photos and how fun they must be in person (I noticed you didn't bring me any today ;( and Zoulah was so hoping for one leetle bite. Joni

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Jacqueline! These are just darling and I bet delicious! And I am sitting her having finished my breakfast of CHOCOLATE yogurt with frozen cherries and almonds....OMG so good! Thank you for visiting me last night and yes, it is a THRILL to meet friends that you have never, ever seen, but connect with almost daily. I TOO WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU. There IS so much love to create,

HAVE A SPLENDID DAY! Anita

Mia Italian Casa said...

Your footballs look amazing I can't wait to try the recipe~

Hugs Bella

A Hint of Home said...

What a great idea! They turned out soooooo cute!
Those cake pops taste so goooood!

Sue said...

These are so cute and so smooth! I have a hard time getting the coating smooth, so thanks for the tips! My son-in-law coaches JV football, so I'll have to make some of these for the team:)

Mary said...

You scored a touchdown with your football pops! I agree with Beaulah....it would be MUCH more fun to watch if it was played with broomsticks :)

The Tablescaper said...

These are so clever. I can see why everyone would be begging for you to make them.

- The Tablescaper

Manni said...

Jacqueline, these are too cute. I guess the guys were pretty happy :)

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

These are adorable! What a great job. I linked to you from On the Menu Monday. Thank you!

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