Chocolate Baseball Cookies are a fun and delicious sports themed treat that is always a big hit with any crowd. These baseball themed cookies are a chocolate cookie base, with a smooth candy melt center, and decorated to look like a baseball.
2tbspIcing: You need 2 tablespoons of red cookie icing or melted candy melt discs with red food coloring.
Prep: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
In a medium size bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
In a separate small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Then, add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix until blended.
Begin to form 1-inch balls of dough and place them evenly on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Next, press 1 white candy melt disc into the center of each cookie dough ball upside down, so that the flat side is on top.
Bake: Then, bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Remove the cookies from oven and let them cool completely before decorating the white candy melts to look like baseballs.
Faster method: If you are pressed for time and want to make these cookies faster, slightly press the cookie dough balls down, then bake them without the white candy melt. Cool the cookies 10 minutes, then add the candy melt to the center of the cookie and then decorate.
Decorate baseballs using frosting: Once the cookies have completely cooled, you are ready to make the candy melts look like baseballs. Using red store-bought cookie icing with a fine tip, decorate half-circle lines on your cookies to make the candy melts to look like baseballs.
Decorate baseballs using candy melts: Once the cookies have completely cooled, place two tablespoons of red or white candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl, microwave for two 12-second increments, and stir until the candy melts are smooth. Add red food coloring to the white melts. Use a toothpick to scoop up the chocolate and make the half-circle lines to make the candy melts look like baseballs. Alternately, you can transfer mixture to a small baggie, cut a small hole in the corner and pipe the red lines on the baseballs.
Decorate baseballs with a red food marker: Simplest method ever! Use a red food marker to draw the lines on the completely cooled white candy melt disc.
Chocolate Baseball Cookies make a great addition to a sports themed event, bring these to share and watch how quickly they disappear. These baseball themed cookies are so adorable and delightful, try them today!