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Dan Pearce is writer of the hit-blog Single Dad Laughing and author of the book The Real Dad Rules. Father to Noah, brother to nine, and thoroughly but barely educated on the street, Dan tends to hit nerves or funny bones with his (sometimes humorous, sometimes heavy) musings, rants, and calls to action. He lives with his son in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Have some cookie with your frosting!

By Dan Pearce |

Post number three of four for Pillsbury has brought us a little unexpected fun this round!

I took Noah to the store and this week he picked out the ridiculously cute little sugar cookies. I asked him if he wanted anything on them. He said frosting. And what goes better on sugar cookies than frosting?

I’ll help you. The answer is nothing.

These were probably the easiest thing we made yet.

Step one, turn on the oven.

Step two, lay out the cookies on the cookie sheet.

Step three, eat a few raw cookies.

Step four, put them in the oven and try to take a cute self-portrait of dad and kid. Not easy when your camera weighs seven pounds.

Step five, look in the oven constantly and complain that these things take a whopping nine minutes to bake. WE WANT OUR COOKIES NOW!

Step six, get close to the hot pan, but not too close. Oh, and poke a couple cookies while they’re still super soft. You know, just for fun.

Step seven, show the world the fancy can of super frosting that Pillsbury sells. Oh, whoops. Forgot to focus the camera.

Step eight. Dad holds the can with one hand, the camera with the other, and Noah applies the frosting.

Whoa.

WHOA, buddy!

Okay, you might as well finish them off.

Step nine. Admire your 49,000 calorie creation. (NOTE: only our version is 49,000 calories. But we like a little extra frosting).

Step ten. Eat your frosting. If you find the cookie somewhere within, BONUS!

And that is how easy it is to make Pillsbury Sugar Cookies with Pillsbury Easy Frost frosting. Do it. Now. They’re good.

In all seriousness though, I don’t recommend using that much frosting. It’s a *bit* much. Unless you are one of those who enjoy sugar comas.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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11 thoughts on “Have some cookie with your frosting!

  1. Kaliko R. says:

    The BEST. :) <3

  2. Andrea says:

    That is AWESOME! ha

  3. Marcie says:

    Considering that my son only eats the frosting on cakes and cupcakes this sounds like a perfect recipe for him. LOL

  4. Heather says:

    Haha I just bought two packs of the same cookies to bake with my daughter. I plan on skipping the frosting part. That stuff looks like green cheese whiz. lol

  5. AETsamba says:

    If I blogged about this I would get a ton of “Oh my, I cant believe you are letting your kids eat that”….with along list of all the processed ingredients involved….and then a long lecture on the risks of eating raw cookie dough. I say – ROCK ON!!! I dont worry about those kind of things….for the most part! They are only kids once….lucky boy!! :)

  6. Joy Hamelink says:

    Question is : Dan, did you eat one?

  7. Amy says:

    Seriously… HAVE you read the ingredients on those things? So many options that are natural and just as good! (Don’t mean to take the sheer joy from the entire episode, but ….. )

  8. Cari Kelly says:

    Dan, next you should introduce him to the joy of dipping stuff in chocolate. Baker’s chocolate sells little microwaveable tubs of chocolate for melting, which makes it super easy. You could dip cookies, pretzels (my favorite), marshmellows, fruit, etc. You can also sprinkle on colored sprinkles before the chocolate sets.

  9. Larra says:

    My cousin/best friend and I have had an arrangement worked out since we were kids. I really love cake and Lyndie really loves frosting, so I cut off my frosting and give it to her, she cuts off her cake and gives it to me. Win-win.

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