Looking for a fun, heartwarming movie to watch with your family? Add Netflix’s new The Main Event to your streaming queue — oh, and try out my themed movie night snack!
About The Main Event
When 11-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that grants him super strength, he uses it to enter a WWE competition. With the support of his grandmother (Tichina Arnold), Leo will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Can one kid win it all, in the face of epic challengers in the ring? Directed by Jay Karas, THE MAIN EVENT co-stars Adam Pally, Ken Marino, and features WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus.
My husband has been a WWE fan since he was a child, and when we started dating, I was quickly introduced to the WWE Universe! We watch a lot of wrestling in our house each week, so for us, this movie was of interest right away.
This movie will definitely appeal to pro wrestling fans with tons of references to the industry and a plethora of cameos by WWE Superstars, but it’s also a feel good story that everyone will love.
Inspired by the mysterious wrestling mask that sends 11-year-old Leo on an unbelievable adventure, I’m sharing a fun movie night dessert that you can make with your family — Leo’s wrestling mask cookies!
Wrestling Mask Cookies from The Main Event on Netflix
What You Need:
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For the Cookies
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup), room temperature
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 cups flour
- Oval cookie cutter
For the Royal Icing and Decorations
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of meringue powder
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 4-6 tablespoons of water
- Lemon juice
- Food safe marker
- Food coloring — blue, purple, red, black
- Gold luster dust
- Food safe “paint” brush
- Icing bags and small round icing tips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg together in a large bowl, then slowly add the flour.
Form a log with the dough and wrap it in parchment paper to chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out your oval-shaped cookies with your cookie cutter and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake your cookies in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for several minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.
For the icing, beat the meringue powder, powdered sugar, and water in a bowl. Tip: add more water to thin your icing or add more powdered sugar to thicken it.
Split the icing into separate bowls to create various colors of icing. You’ll need a small amount of white icing reserved, and a small amount of red and black icing. You’ll also need a medium amount of purple icing, and the largest amount of blue icing. Add each color of icing to a separate icing bag with a small round icing tip, then set aside.
Next, use the food safe marker to draw an outline of your mask design on your cookie, including a round spot for the mouth hole, eye slots, a jagged design going across the face, and a lightning bolt shape at the top. (Note — my outline has extra lines on the left, however, as I iced my cookie, I ran out of space! Feel free to use more elements from Leo’s mask if space allows.)
First, ice two eye spots and a mask mouth hole with the black icing. Let the icing set and dry before moving on to the next color (this will help your icing colors not to bleed).
Next, ice the jagged section that cuts across the mask with the purple icing.
Next, use red icing to add a lightning bolt shape at the top of the mask.
Next, add a white icing ring around the black mouth hole.
Fill in the remaining bare sections of the cookie with the blue icing, using a toothpick to help the icing edge up against the other colors.
After the icing dries, mix a small amount of lemon juice with gold luster dust. Then use a food safe “paint” brush to apply the gold mixture to the white icing ring around the mask mouth hole to turn the white icing gold.