Thursday, October 20, 2011

"I've Got a Fever and the only Prescription is More Cookies"

Ok.  The title to this post is a little corny and when I say a little I mean a lot but hey, that's how I roll.  I was looking for a title that incorporated the word prescription and Will Ferrell's SNL Cowbell skit was the first and only thing that came to mind.  Everytime I think of that skit or any of Will Farrell's SNL skits for that matter, I think of one of my besties, Alyssa.  Alyssa and I roomed together all throughout college and purchased The Best of Will Ferrell SNL our freshman year.  I can't tell you how many times we watched that DVD over our four years of living together and how many times we've quoted it in unison.  Somehow it just never gets old!  So, even though this has absolutely nothing to do with the subject of my post, this is for you Lyss:

So, the reason I wanted prescription in my title is because I have spent the past two days working on a large cookie order for Healthspring, the company my husband works for.  Next week is pharmacy week in their office and the committee asked if I could make 200 pill bottle shaped cookies for their department.  While it was fun, I quickly discovered how to cure my oh SO sweet tooth: with more sweet stuff and I don't even mean eating it.  Just popping tray after tray of cookies into the oven and the overwhelming sweet smell of icing did me in.  I told Daniel that I never wanted to see or smell another cookie.  Uh. . .yeah, that probably won't last too terribly long! :) 

Anyways, back to the cookies.  A few weeks ago I ordered a pill bottle shaped cookie cutter from Copper Gifts.  They have all sorts of cookie cutters there.  It was a little pricy, but I received the cookie cutter in a cute little box and wrapped in pink tissue paper.  They also included recipes and a free bag of sprinkles. . . gotta love that customer service! 

I then began a search for a great sugar cookie recipe, one where the dough would keep its shape through baking and not end up looking like a glob.  Thanks to my new addiction, Pinterest, I found a great one!  It is really easy and tastes great too!  You can find it at Sugarbelle's Blog!  Her blog is a great resource for decorating cookies. 

For icing the cookies, I used the Royal Icing recipe that was included with my cookie cutter from Copper Gifts and it turned out great!  I will do a seperate post of Royal Icing at a different time. 

Here are some pics of my cookie extravaganza:

The house we are renting has a pretty small kitchen, so I had cookies on every spare surface I could find!  They were literally taking over our house!

Pill Bottle Cookies

The finished product with each individually wrapped. 

Gotta get my advertising taken care of!  These were address labels I stuck on the back of the bags thanks to a friend's recommendation. 

Order: Complete!

If you've got a fever, get more cowbell.  If you suffer from a sweet tooth, bake and ice 200 cookies and you'll be cured (at least from cookies that is).



  1. They are so cute! Everyone is going to love them!

  2. Oh my goodness!! These are so impressive!!