Novelty Cookies – Footy Players

Amanda (Simple home cook)

Novelty cookies are fun and a good way to liven up the standard biscuit. 

Fun Cookies – Footy Players

It’s footy finals time so let’s take the opportunity to turn some ordinary cookies into little footy players holding a ball. I made these when my k1010ids were at school and they were stoked when they got home and saw them. They are super easy but really effective.


  • 125g butter, melted
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 ¾ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Almonds and chocolate buds
  • Writing icing (optional)

 Footy Player Cookies

  1. In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.

Footy Player Cookies

  1. Stir in flour & baking powder until a soft dough forms.

Footy Player Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 200o Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  1. Roll out dough onto a floured surface approx ½ cm thick. Cut out teddies or people shapes.  
  1. Place on baking trays. Place one almond or chocolate bud in the centre of each player and bend their arms around the ball. Bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven & allow to cool completely.

Footy Player Cookies

  1. Decorate the faces with writing icing. 

Footy Player Cookies


Post written by Amanda Arnold. 

My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’. To check it out, please visit

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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here:

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