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Chiefs arrowhead cookies on a cookie sheet

Chiefs Arrowhead Sugar Cookies

Melinda | Missouri Girl
This one is for you Kansas City Chief's fans. A delicious arrowhead lemon sugar cookie in honor of my family's favorite football team. Oh, and it's made using a Christmas tree cookie cutter. How fun!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cooling and decorating time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25


Lemon Sugar Cookie:

  • 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg cold
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda

Red Faux Royal Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp red gel food color

White Faux Royal Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Black Faux Royal Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 tsp black gel food color


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make the sugar cookies

  • Cream the softened butter and sugar with a hand held mixer in a medium bowl.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Scrape the dough out onto clean surface that has been lightly dusted wIth powdered sugar.
  • Top with additional powdered sugar.
  • Pat out and shape the dough into a rectangle with your hands and then sprinkle with more powdered sugar.
  • Dust a rolling pin with powdered sugar and roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick using extra powdered sugar as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter (or free hand it) to cut out the arrowheads and place them onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Keep your dough scraps!
  • Cut off the little tree trunk and replace it with little trapezoids that have been cut free hand from the leftover dough scrapes, shaping as needed to resemble an arrowhead.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the cookie is just starting to brown around the edges but the center is still soft and slightly doughy.
  • Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a cool surface to continue cooling for an additional 10 minutes.

Make the Sugar Cookie Icing

  • While the cookies cool, make the icings.
  • Use the following steps for each of the above icings:
  • Combine the milk and sifted powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • Stir until the milk is absorbed. Add the corn syrup and stir until a paste is formed. Add the lemon juice and vanilla. Stir well.
  • Add the food color (with the exception of the white icing) and stir well. Start with 1/2 tsp and add more until you are at your desired color.

Decorate the sugar cookies

  • Grab a picture of the Chief's arrowhead logo and decorate accordingly. See the post above for detailed steps and pictures.
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