Quick! Think of your favorite sports teams. Now think of your favorite players. They’re pretty darn awesome, right? I think my favorite athletes are so awesome that they deserve their own desserts named after them. So what did I do this past Saturday, when one of my favorite Syracuse basketball players was playing at the Carrier Dome for the last time? I made little vanilla cookie cups in his honor, of course.
I’m guessing you’re not quite as
obsessed interested with Syracuse basketball as I am, so I have to explain myself a bit. For the past 5 years, Scoop Jardine has been a part of the Syracuse basketball team (he redshirted one year). He got the nickname “Scoop” as a child because his grandma thought his head was shaped like an ice cream scoop. Not surprisingly, Scoop’s name is a huge hit with fans — when he makes a shot, what sounds like thousands of fans booing is really a celebratory “Scoooooop!!”
Being the marketing-minded girl I am, I’ve always felt they should have a “Scoops for Scoop” promotion where fans get a free scoop of ice cream if Scoop scores xx points in a game, but well, that never happened. So with it being Cookie March Madness and all, I finally took matters into my own hands and made these mini vanilla ice cream cookie cups to celebrate Scoop!
I added orange gel food coloring to a very vanilla cookie dough before scooping it into mini muffin cups. Once baked, I used a little cookie scoop (a melon baller would also work) to scoop out the top of the cookie, then filled it with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Scoops for Scoop!