Happy National Sugar Cookie Day! (7/9)

Sugar cookies! They are definitely one of the language’s greater redundancies, right up there with tuna fish, healthy choice and Peter O’toole. What’s really great about sugar cookies, though, is that they are the absolute cheapest dessert things to buy. Not at first, no, not at all. If you want to buy a package of heart-shaped sugar cookies for your Valentine’s Day party, you’ll pay through the nose for those minimal ingredients because of their perfectly apropos shapes.  If you buy them the week after your party, however, you’re going to be paying pennies on the dollar for the same deliciously sugary treat.

Best Dessert Deal in Town!

There is usually not a holiday that passes by when I don’t casually stroll into a grocery store or bakery a few days later to reap the rewards of my country’s excess. I mean, let’s face it, sugar cookies aren’t that tough to make as far as ingredients go, so the ones you or I might have made aren’t going to be much better than any of the other mass-produced batches laying on the discount shelves of any or other grocery/drug store across this great U.S. of A.  I got this batch of “summer sugar cookies” at Walgreens for $2.50.  Deal of the decade, man! Thank God they figured no one would want Summer cookies here after the 4th of July.

The most awesome thing you can do when you have a sugar cookie, is whip up a batch of home-made whipped cream (you know, it takes like nine seconds if you’re stocked with some heavy whipping cream and confectioner’s sugar), or pull out a can of Cool Whip.  Either way, just slap some of that nonsense right on top and you’ve got the goods. You’re basically eating a cake, like some form of really lazy ice cream cake. I had two. These two.

See you Tuesday for National Pina Colada Day!


About Jim Clark

"If it was worth doing, then it is worth writing!" -- Jim Clark -- Someone else probably said that before, and I'm sure that each semester she starts her Creative Writing 101 class by writing it on the board, but I never took that lady's class so I am taking her quote! I work in the world of advertising, but I write for a living. Here in the second decade of the '00s, we find ourselves in a culture where virtually everyone writes for a living. With all the clicking and clacking on Facebook, Twitter, emails and texts, our lives are more than ever intertwined with writing. At the same time, it's also become increasingly more important to shorten our thoughts down to as few characters as possible. So, now, more than ever, I think it's also important to hold a place in our lives for expanding and honing our thoughts through writing. This is my place for that.
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