Chicago Cubs Dessert Sushi

I know, I know, you’re thinking – another dessert sushi post? But, this is a special version because it was inspired by the lovely Molly Jean, who writes one of my favorite blogs, The Rookie Chef. I got to meet Molly when I visited my parents in Des Moines over the fourth of July and we had a great time chatting at Gateway Market. Back when I posted my recipe for Green Monster Cookies, which was inspired by the Red Sox, Molly asked if I could come up with a dessert that celebrated the Chicago Cubs. I was excited about this concept, since I used to live in Chicago, but had no creative ideas until Molly mentioned how much she liked my dessert sushi (versions one and two), and then a light bulb went off – duh, I should make dessert sushi with the red C logo of the Chicago Cubs on the inside!

I decided to make the rolls entirely out of eggless sugar cookie dough because I love eating it so much! I colored part of the dough blue for the outside “seaweed” portion and part of it red for the Cub’s C logo for the middle of the roll. Then I added shredded coconut to the uncolored dough for the “rice” portion. I had so much fun working on this project and was delighted when the rolls came out on my first try! The end pieces didn’t turn out as well as the ones pictured, so I used the extra cookie dough from the unsightly pieces to fix the others where needed. I actually had trouble eating these little guys at first because they were so cute, but they were so rich and delicious that none went to waste. Go Cubs!

Chicago Cubs Dessert Sushi
Printable Recipe

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Blue and red food coloring
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed, if desired

Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Add milk and vanilla and mix until smooth; stir in flour and salt.

Mix 1/3 cup (3.5 ounces) of sugar cookie dough with blue food coloring in a small bowl. Mix 1/3 cup (3.5 ounces) of sugar cookie dough with red food coloring in another small bowl. Mix remaining uncolored dough with coconut.

Roll blue sugar cookie dough into an 10-inch log and place down the middle of a large sheet of waxed paper. Place another piece of waxed paper on top of the log and use a rolling pin to roll the log into a 10×5-inch rectangle. Remove top sheet of waxed paper.

Set aside 1/4 cup (3 ounces) of the uncolored coconut dough. Roll remaining coconut sugar cookie dough into a 10×4.5-inch rectangle as described above. Center coconut sugar cookie dough rectangle on top of blue sugar cookie dough rectangle.

Roll red sugar cookie dough into a 10×3-inch rectangle in the same manner. Center red sugar cookie dough rectangle on top of uncolored coconut cookie dough rectangle.

Roll remaining 1/4 cup uncolored coconut dough into a 10-inch log and center it on top of the red dough rectangle.

Roll up dough into a cylinder like a “sushi roll” by lifting up waxed paper and sealing the ends of the blue dough together. Leaving waxed paper on, freeze roll for 30 minutes or until solid (the freezing step simply makes it easier to cut the roll into pieces).

Remove waxed paper from solid roll and cut into 14 equal cookie dough sushi pieces. Warm hot fudge ice cream topping according to directions on the package and place into small soy sauce containers. Serve cookie dough sushi with hot fudge dipping sauce and eat with chopsticks, if desired. Makes 7 servings.

Nutrition: 310 calories, 15.2g fat, 1.9g fiber, 3.6g protein per serving
Cost: $2.71 total

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42 Responses to Chicago Cubs Dessert Sushi

  1. Sophia says:

    These look So adorable! It must take some patience and skills to get it perfect like that, though!

  2. Pam says:

    How cute and clever! My kids would gobble these up – so would I.

  3. Sophie says:

    How cute they look!! clever too! I bet they tasted fab!

    They look georgous!

  4. These are very cute! Would be a perfect dessert during a Cubs game!

  5. ttfn300 says:

    hehe, those are adorable :)

  6. These are absolutely genius! Dessert sushi – I love it!!!

  7. elly says:

    These are ridiculously cute! Go Cubbies! :)

  8. npm says:

    how interesting and creative. and no baking in the oven is needed at all?

  9. Meghan says:

    Oh yum!!! These are so adorable! My husband would LOVE these (especially since he’s a Cubs fan!)

  10. girlichef says:

    OhEmGee….these are the cutest things EVER!!! Go Cubbies!

  11. Lubna Karim says:

    Oh wow…..looks yum….

  12. Stephanie says:

    That is super cute!!! Great idea to make it with the eggless cookie dough. Love it!

  13. Melissa says:

    Super cute! You are so creative!

  14. Matzo says:

    Holy Cow! If only I could get my Brewer’s fan of a husband to eat them. He’s almost perfect….

  15. Eralda says:

    How cute! Good job, such a creative idea :)

  16. Oh my goodness! Those are just too cute!!! Seriously, you and your dessert sushi just blows my mind. You’re incredible!

    Thanks for the shout-out darlin’! :)

  17. Brianna says:

    So cute and creative! and I’m jealous you got to meet Molly Jean :)

  18. Erin says:

    These are so cute! I bet I could adapt these to make some Clemson sushi :)

  19. Katie says:

    Okay, this is the most creative idea EVER! I LOVE IT! :)

  20. Blond Duck says:

    Popped in from Ingrid’s to say hi! How cute is this!

  21. Esi says:

    That is a really cute dessert idea!

  22. ingrid says:

    No, no, no! No cubs, or EW, sox!! We want Yankees!! Luckily I already like ya so much this won’t change that.

  23. Nicole says:

    Complete genius! I love it! I’m gonna pretend that that ‘C’ stands for my last name, ‘Chow’! You are too creative and I love your pics.

  24. Monica H says:

    These are so stinkin’ cute! love ‘em!

  25. peachkins says:

    I love your dessert sushi and I am always waiting for what you will come out next..This is really cute!

  26. Reeni says:

    This is such a great idea! I love all of your dessert sushi!

  27. Elizabeth F. says:

    Go Cubbies!!!! These are adorable!

  28. Joanne says:

    I would say these are way too cute for eating…but then I’m sure I would taste them and decide otherwise! You are so inventive.

  29. Roz says:

    Hi Kerstin (second visit today already!), I just wanted to comment on the Cubbies Sushi because we’re HUGE Cub fans since we’re originally from Iowa (born in Des Moines / raised in Ames). And now my son has moved from SC to Chi-town where he is an accountant. He LOVES Chicago and so do I. I am emailing him your info to log on to your site for this recipe since he adores sushi (well, we all do!). What a clever recipe!

  30. Natashya says:

    You are so cool! :)

  31. cheffresco says:

    Soo adorable! I’m not even a Cubs fan and love them :)

  32. donna says:

    Oh these are sp pretty. Love them!! How nice you and Molly got to meet. So envious!

  33. Maria says:

    That is the coolest sushi ever! I love my Cubbies!

  34. Muneeba says:

    That’s hilarious … so creative .. your brain works a bit like Wylie Dufresne’s me thinks! You know him? The chef of WD-50 in NYC?? Hez a genius … looks at food with a really neat sense of humor … like you!

  35. Very creative! Love the colours and it sounds delicious!

  36. maris says:

    SO cute and creative! What a great idea. I had no idea you were from Chicago, I was there 2 weeks ago!

  37. Kerstin says:

    Thanks everyone!

    Sophia – I think of the three versions I’ve posted so far, this was the easiest because no irregularly shaped fruit is involved! If I can do it, anyone can :)

    npm – Nope, no baking. Baking would cause the dough to spread out and not hold it’s cute sushi shape (I’ve tried it!). I kind of like that the cookie dough is raw just like sushi is raw!

    Muneeba – Wow, thank you for such a huge compliment! I was rooting for Wylie on Top Chef Masters! He’s amazing and I hope to make it to WD-50 at some point!

  38. Alex says:

    THAT is the coolest idea I’ve ever seen (just stumbled upon your blog!)!!

  39. Wendy says:

    Very cute! Great job.

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