Prep Time40m
Cook Time 8m
Ready Time 75m
Yield 36 cookies



¾ cup butter, softened

1¼ cups sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon peppermint extract

cups Pillsbury Best All Purpose Flour

¼ cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt




Step 1

Set oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together softened butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until incorporated. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl to ensure all of the ingredients are combined.

Step 4

Reduce mixing speed to low and add dry ingredients very slowly until just incorporated.

Step 5

Divide dough in half and wrap each half in wax paper. Flatten each into 6-inch rounds and refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.

Step 6

Remove dough from refrigerator and place on lightly floured counter. Using a rolling pin, roll out to ¼-inch thick.

Step 7

Using a 3 ½” round cookie cutter, cut out basketball shapes on the dough. Using the remaining cookie dough, cut out 1-inch circles for the mini basketball cookies. Place on baking sheet spacing each one inch apart.

Step 8

Bake for 6-8 minutes or until light golden brown. Allow to cool completely.


Step 1

Once the cookies have cooled completely, frost with Pillsbury Funfetti® Orange All-Star Vanilla Flavored Frosting.

Step 2

Fill fine-tipped piping bag with Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Frosting to draw basketball grooves. Repeat until all cookies are decorated.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 Cookie), Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 0), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 75mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 15g, Includes 15g Added Sugars), Protein 1g, Potassium 1mg, thiamine 0mg, Riboflavin 0mg, niacin 0mg, Folate 0mg, Vitamin B6 0mg, Vitamin B12 0mcg, Vitamin A 0mg, Vitamin C 0mg, Vitamin D 0mg, Calcium 18mg, Iron 0mg.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.

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