Pokemon Cookies

Learn how to make Pokemon cookies in the shape of pokeballs. These sugar cookies are perfect for a Pokemon themed party or fan!

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I simply adore making Pokemon crafts, and specifically, Pokeball shaped things. I was therefore inspired by some classic candy making techniques, to make some Pokemon sugar cookies as a fun food craft.

Sugar cookie dough is great to work with since it can be shaped without changing the consistency too much. And while these cookies may look like they have a lot of steps, they’re actually relatively simple to make thanks to the simple shape of the Pokeball.

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Ingredients for Pokemon Cookies

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Sticks Butter (unsalted)
  • 1 1/3 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Black Food Coloring (this is the one I used)

Other Materials You'll Need to Make Pokemon Sugar Cookies

Video Instructions to Make Pokemon Cookies

Instructions to Make Pokemon Cookies

To make these Pokeball cookies, you first start with basic sugar cookie dough. Then color and shape the dough into a log and cut them. Therefore I’m going to break down each step, starting with making the basic sugar cookie dough.

How to Make the Pokemon Sugar Cookie Dough

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set it aside.

sifting flour and dry ingredients in a sifter

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar.

Use a paddle attachment if using a stand mixer.

adding sugar from a measuring cup into a stand mixer with creamed butter

Add the vanilla extract and eggs. Mix in the eggs one at a time.

Tip: Be sure to use a spatula to wipe the edges of the bowl so everything is evenly incorporated.

pouring vanilla extract into cap
cracking an egg into an stand mixer

Carefully mix in the flour. Make sure it doesn’t go everywhere! Do this by starting on a low setting.

Mix until just incorporated (see the second image).

flour added to creamed butter in a stand mixer
sugar cookie dough mixed in a stand mixer

Divide and Color the Cookie Dough

Dust your surface with flour.

Divide the dough in half. Shape that half into a flat circle.

shaping sugar cookie dough into a disc

Then wrap it in plastic wrap and place it into the fridge.

wrapping sugar cookie dough in plastic wrap

Break off about a third of the other half and set it aside.

Add several drops of red food coloring to the larger section.

adding red food coloring to cookie dough

Mix in the food coloring by folding the dough over and kneading it several times.

Tip:  You may want to wear gloves for this as the food coloring can sometimes go everywhere and stain your skin.

folding cookie dough over to mix in food coloring

Once it’s the color you’d like, shape it into a disc and wrap it in plastic wrap. Then place it into the fridge.

wrapping red cookie dough in plastic wrap

Lastly, add black food coloring to the smallest section.

Since I used gel food coloring, I dipped a toothpick into the food coloring and wiped it on the cookie dough.

using a toothpick to add black food coloring to cookie dough

Kneed the food coloring in. Then again, shape it into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and place it into the fridge.

wrapping black cookie dough in plastic wrap

Shaping the Pokemon Cookies

After the sugar cookie dough has completely cooled, break off a piece of the plain dough and roll it into a log.

breaking a section of cookie dough
rolling cookie dough into a log

Then break off a section of the black dough and roll it into a thin rectangle that’s the same length of the log.

The shorter measurement should be just big enough to wrap around the log.

Tip: You can be more methodical about this and measure the circumference of the log. Then shape the rectangle to that equal that measurement.

breaking off a section of black cookie dough
using a wooden rolling pin to roll black cookie dough in to a rectangle

Brush off any extra flour. Then use the pastry brush to paint on some water onto the dough.

brushing water onto cookie black dough

Then wrap it around the white log.

Measure the length and circumference of the log. Then wrap it in plastic wrap and put it into the fridge.

wrapping black rectangle of cookie dough around plain log

Next, form identical rectangles out of the red and white dough. Make sure it’s the same length as the log you just made.

shaping red cookie dough into thick rectangle

Then make two skinner rectangles out of the black. These will form the stripe around the Pokeball.

using pastry brush to brush black cookie dough with water

Wipe them both with water and attach them to the sides of the white dough.

adding strips of black cookie dough to sides of plain

Then wipe one side of red dough and attach it to one of the black stripes.

Make sure the height of all of the stripes together are roughly the circumference of the black log.

Then wrap it up and put in the fridge.

adding section of red cookie dough to strip of black to form the outside of the pokemon cookies

Once hardened, roll it out a bit so it connects all of the colors and is taller than the circumference of the black log.

using a wooden rolling pin to roll stripes of black, white, and red cookie dough to form the outside of the pokemon cookies

Brush it with water.

using pastry brush to brush water onto sugar cookie dough

Then wrap it around the black log.

Be careful with this part to make sure the dough doesn’t break and crack.

Though if it does, simply mush it back together.

wrapping black, red, and white sugar cookie dough around black log to form the pokemon cookies

Use your fingers to connect the ends around the log and then roll it so it’s all one uniform log.

rolling log of pokemon cookie dough with hands

Cutting and Baking the Pokemon Cookies

Then either cool the log one more time to harden or go ahead and cut them. I like to cut roughly 1/2 inch cookies.

using a knife to cut off a small section of pokemon sugar cookie dough

If you don’t cool the log first you may need to reshape them a bit to form a nice even Pokeball cookie.

shaping pokemon cookie dough that's in the shape of a pokeball

Place the Pokemon sugar cookies onto a baking tray lined with either parchment paper or silicone mat.

Depending on the size of cookie you cut, they’ll bake for 10-30 minutes.

raw pokemon cookies on sheet pan

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Place your freshly baked Pokemon cookies on a cooling rack to cool.

using spatula to put two pokemon cookies onto cooling rack with other pokemon sugar cookies

You may need to bake your pokeball cookies in batches, depending on how much oven space you have.

If that’s the case, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge while the Pokemon cookies bake.

Then take it out and cut new cookies when you’re ready for another batch.

pokemon cookies on cooling rack in the shape of pokeballs

It’s just so fun to cut into the log and see the beautiful Pokeball shape!

If you make these fun Pokemon cookies, please be sure to tag me on Instagram @ab.crafty so I can see them!

close up of pokemon cookies in the shape of a pokeball

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Pokemon Cookies

Learn how to make Pokemon cookies in the shape of pokeballs. These sugar cookies are perfect for a Pokemon themed party or fan!
Yield 24 Pokemon Cookies
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 1 ⅓ Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Red and Black Food Coloring

Equipment

  • Electric Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Baking Pan
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
  • Cooling Rack

Instructions
 

Make the Sugar Cookie Dough

  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set it aside.
    3 Cups Flour, ½ tsp Baking Powder, ½ tsp Salt
    sifting flour and dry ingredients in a sifter
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar.
    2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, 1 ⅓ Cups Sugar
    adding sugar from a measuring cup into a stand mixer with creamed butter
  • Add the vanilla extract.
    2 tsp Vanilla Extract
    pouring vanilla extract into cap
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time.
    2 Eggs
    cracking an egg into an stand mixer
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture. Mix only until just combined.
    flour added to creamed butter in a stand mixer

Divide and Color the Dough

  • Divide the dough in half. Shape that half into a flat circle, wrap it in plastic wrap, and place it into the fridge.
    wrapping sugar cookie dough in plastic wrap
  • Break off about a third of the other half and set it aside.
    Add several drops of red food coloring to the larger section.
    Red and Black Food Coloring
    adding red food coloring to cookie dough
  • Mix in the food coloring by folding the dough over and kneading it several times.
    folding cookie dough over to mix in food coloring
  • Once it’s the color you’d like, shape it into a disc and wrap it in plastic wrap. Then place it into the fridge.
    wrapping red cookie dough in plastic wrap
  • Add black food coloring to the smallest section. Kneed in the color, wrap it in plastic wrap, and place it in the fridge.
    wrapping black cookie dough in plastic wrap

Shape the Pokemon Sugar Cookies

  • Break off a piece of the plain dough and roll it into a log.
    rolling cookie dough into a log
  • Break off a section of the black dough and roll it into a thin rectangle that’s the same length of the log.
    using a wooden rolling pin to roll black cookie dough in to a rectangle
  • Brush off any extra flour. Then use the pastry brush to paint on some water onto the dough.
    brushing water onto cookie black dough
  • Wrap it around the white log.
    wrapping black rectangle of cookie dough around plain log
  • Form identical rectangles out of the red and white dough. Make sure it’s the same length as the log you just made.
    shaping red cookie dough into thick rectangle
  • Then make two skinnier rectangles out of the black.
    using pastry brush to brush black cookie dough with water
  • Brush them both with water and attach them to the sides of the white dough.
    adding strips of black cookie dough to sides of plain
  • Then wipe one side of red dough and attach it to one of the black stripes.
    Then wrap it up and put in the fridge.
    adding section of red cookie dough to strip of black to form the outside of the pokemon cookies
  • Once hardened, roll it out a bit so it connects all of the colors and is taller than the circumference of the black log.
    using a wooden rolling pin to roll stripes of black, white, and red cookie dough to form the outside of the pokemon cookies
  • Brush it with water. Then wrap it around the black log.
    wrapping black, red, and white sugar cookie dough around black log to form the pokemon cookies
  • Use your fingers to connect the ends around the log and then roll it so it’s all one uniform log.
    rolling log of pokemon cookie dough with hands

Cut and Bake the Cookies

  • Cut the cookies, making them roughly 1/2 in wide.
    using a knife to cut off a small section of pokemon sugar cookie dough
  • You may need to reshape them a bit to form a nice even Pokeball cookie.
    shaping pokemon cookie dough that's in the shape of a pokeball
  • Place the Pokemon sugar cookies onto a baking tray lined with either parchment paper or silicone mat.
    raw pokemon cookies on sheet pan
  • Depending on the size of cookie you cut, they’ll bake for 10-30 minutes. Then place them onto a cooling rack.
    using spatula to put two pokemon cookies onto cooling rack with other pokemon sugar cookies

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