Friday, March 26, 2021

Baseball Opening Day Desserts

Take me out to the ballgame!!

This year Opening Day is on April 1st!!  If you want to throw a little fun into your day, add one of these cute baseball themed treats.

Ice cream tastes better at the ballpark when it’s served in those mini baseball helmets

I found mini baseball helmets at Party City!! 

This is where I found them: Party City: Baseball Helmets


Baseball Helmet Sundaes

Scoop ice cream into mini helmets. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.  Place in freezer until ready to serve... Scooping ahead makes life much easier!




Cracker Jack


Whipped Cream



Sugar Cookie Baseballs 

12 Store bought sugar cookies or homemade-recipe follows

Vanilla frosting —reserve 1/4 cup and color red. 

Frost Cookies with white icing.

Pipe on baseball stitching.

Recipe for Karri Perry Vintage Sugar Cookies:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1 cup softened unsalted butter

1 egg + 2 egg yolks (at room temperature is best)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1/2 cup sanding sugar for coating the outside of the cookies

1 small drinking glass for pressing

parchment paper to line cookie sheet


Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.  Cream butter and sugar together for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add egg and yolks one at a time, blending well after each.  Mix in extract.  Add dry ingredients to the wet, blending until just combined.

Drop 1 inch dough balls into the sanding sugar.  I use a small ice cream scoop.

Roll dough in sugar.

Place cookie dough about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  

Gently press cookies to about 1/2 inch thickness before baking.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden on the edges,

Let cookies rest 1 minute on cookie sheet before moving to cool on a cooling rack.

For baseball cookies: frost with white icing, pipe red laces with red colored frosting.

Vanilla Frosting

This is my favorite quick butter cream frosting recipe:

1 Cup softened unsalted butter-

whipped with hand mixer until light and fluffy

3 Cups confectioner's sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 TBS heavy cream, use as much or as

little to get the frosting consistency desired.

Twinkie Corn Dogs

1 box Twinkie snack treats

1 tub vanilla frosting

Red and yellow food coloring 

Popsicle sticks or paper straws

White coffee filters

2 Piping bags/or 2 zip top bags

Unwrap Twinkie, place on a coffee filter, insert popsicle stick into one end of the Twinkie-to mimic a corn dog.  Color 1/4 cup of the frosting red (for ketchup) and 1/4 cup yellow (for mustard).  Using a piping bag, drizzle the yellow and red frosting on top of the Twinkie to mimic ketchup and


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