So last week one of my cousins posted on Facebook asking what we remembered about our annual Fourth of July Party that we had with my dad’s family.
Alot of good memories were dredged up – including a reminder about these amazing cookies that my Aunt Paulie used to make. So, thanks to my cousin Gail who posted her mom’s Aggression Cookie recipe. These cookies are so good and simple, I knew that my kids would love to help.
Even my son who doesn’t eat picked one up and ate 3/4 of it (and loved it) before he asked what was in them. Alas, the word oatmeal turned him off and he threw the rest of it out.
3 cups packed brown sugar
3 cups margarine/butter
6 cups oatmeal
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 cups flour
Put all ingredients in a huge bowl.
(hands are the only utensil you need and small hands love to squish and squeeze it together).
Once mixed, form it into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet
Grease the bottom of a glass (use the marg. papers) and dip into granulated sugar and flatten balls.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes
(my mother used to always over cook them – I would say barely brown- the picture is of some that I slightly overcooked)
Makes 15 doz
( I formed about 1/2 of the batter into balls to be flash frozen on a baking sheet – hoping to put them in a ziplock to be used as a quick desert later in the summer).