This cookie recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. They are the cookies she used to bake with her boys. They're called aggression cookies because you use your hands to mix the dough which is perfect for little kids with lots of energy.
I love that these cookies are so simple. They're like a blank slate and each time you can jazz them up as fits your fancy (or the kid's fancy). After we made the dough we looked through the cupboards and decided what to add to them. We added a handful of butterscotch chip, a handful of chocolate chips and a handful to mini marshmallows. (The melting of the mini marshmallows would have made a mess on my cookie sheets, but thanks to my silpat every cookie lifted right off!)
Charlotte mixed the dough herself! The original recipe would make a gigantic batch! We did a half batch.
Austin's Aggression Cookies
6 c uncooked oats
3 c flour (whole wheat, white, or combo)
3 c brown sugar
3 c butter, softened or melted
1 Tbs baking soda
Optional: any goodie you like in cookies
Mix using hands and any other hands you can enlist. Roll into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350.
Charlotte in her "spot" when the oven door is being opened.