Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss (and my idol!) had an online contest of who could bake and decorate the best sports cookies. He makes them in his book, so I followed his sugar cookie recipe. I made tennis ball, baseball, and basketball cookies and attempted a football cookie. I cut out a piece of colored rolled fondant, used buttercream icing to help it stick to the cookie, and piped the details on.
My favorite is the baseball one, because I could pipe the seams on in different ways (two-seam or four-seam baseballs). I didn't end up winning but they were fun to make. And even yummier to eat!