Sometimes, in the middle of cold and flu season, I wonder if the feds are going to come and knock down my front door. They will take me away and interrogate me for my extra large purchases of Sudafed and search my house in hopes of finding my meth lab.
You know, the one I keep in my basement?
Just kidding, I don’t have a basement.
Ever since they started carding for the little red miracle pills, I feel a little like a druggie every time I go to the pharmacy.
“Can I have the generic Sudafed please? A 96?” I ask.
“We’re out of 96,” replies the pharmacist.
“Okay, then two 48′s?” I inquire, discreetly sliding my driver’s license across the counter like I’m expecting to be slipped a little white packet or something.
I think I’ve bought Sudafed at least four or five times just this school year so far. And, with the way things are going, I anticipate needing to buy it a few more times before summer. (You all remember how I pop the little red pills at the first hint of stuffiness, to ward of ear infections, right? That I’m really not an addict?)
The problem is that they only let you buy two packages. Only one if it’s the 96-pack. You can buy two 48-packs. But the thing I don’t understand? They won’t let you buy four 24-packs. Um, what’s the difference between if I buy one 96 or four 24′s? Oh well, no one ever said our government had common sense.
How does that relate to these cookies? It doesn’t. It’s just that I’m kinda in the middle of a Sudafed-fever-induced fog and couldn’t thing of anything glittery and rainbowey with a side of unicorns to write about.
Have I mentioned my kid is a horrible sharer? Unless it’s germs. Then she gives them away freely.
I made these cookies for Jordan’s birthday party, but they would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Now, they take a little work but the overall product is totally worth it.
I swear, I think these are the best tasting (flavor and texture) sugar cookies I’ve ever eaten. The dough is a bitch to work with, it’s very sticky and kinda gets everywhere, but you’ll thank me, I promise. They are that good.
The secret is to freeze the dough before slicing. And then you freeze them again before baking, to reduce spreading.
I made clouds for some of my cookies. I dyed the batter white and rolled up little balls to place at the ends of the rainbow.
I also bent the rainbows a little to go with the clouds. They looked better that way.
Bake them, and try not to eat the whole batch. These are some seriously addictive cookies.
Kind of like Sudafed.