Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happiness Cookies

Welcome to the twenty-first post in my year-long Cookie Series, where I want to bring you a new and delicious cookie recipe every Tuesday of 2015!

These cookies were originally named "Aggression Cookies". You're supposed to put all of the ingredients in a bowl and then let out your anger on them. You're supposed to smash and beat all the ingredients until you form a dough. While this name is quite funny, I decided to re-name them "Happiness Cookies" for several reasons.

First of all, I don't get super angry.

Sure, I get upset from time to time. But I don't usually get "punch-a-hole-in-the-wall" mad.

I'm usually just get "I-didn't-sleep-long-enough-last-night" cranky, ya' know?

If I feel upset, I just pray. When God takes my worries and/or anger, there's nothing to do but feel happy.

Secondly, these cookies were probably named "Aggression Cookies" because they're supposed to help you let go of your aggression. But how can you be angry when you're making/eating cookies?

I imagine that by the time I put all of the ingredients in the bowl and started to think about eating warm, fresh-from-the-oven oatmeal cookies, I wouldn't have any anger left to put into these cookies.

Think about it. Have you every seen Cookie Monster get angry when he was eating a cookie?



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup bread flour

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir them together until they form a dough.
  3. Scoop the dough into balls. 
  4. Roll the dough balls in sugar. 
  5. Set them on cookies sheets and flatten each one with the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Notes: We only made half of this recipe because we were low on brown sugar. It's very easy to half, and it should be very easy double as well. Also, we added a dash of salt, and you may want to add some salt as well.

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