Saturday, June 18, 2011

Is Your Child Angry? Make Cookies!

With most recipes it seems like kids need extra help, but this is one recipe that even fairly young children can make on their own - the only help needed is with the oven.  It's a great recipe because making these cookies burns a lot of energy - in fact, they are called Aggression Cookies.  If your child is having a bad day and needs a distraction, this is a great go-to activity.  The recipe is from The Preschooler's Busy Book (this book is a great resource for Mom's - I love it!).
Aggression Cookies:
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine (if you use butter, let it soften first)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1.  Dump all the ingredients into one bowl and let your child really go at it!  Pound, punch, knead the batter - the longer and harder the dough is mixed, the better the cookies will taste!
2.  When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350*.
3.  Roll the dough into small balls and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.
These aren't the prettiest cookies on earth, but they taste quite good, and Pierce was so proud of himself for making cookies all on his own. 

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15 comments:

w said...

um. idk if the aggression cookies will help in this household. my girls like to scream. punching dough will not remove that.

The Blue Zoo said...

That sounds like a fun activity! Im thinking about adding chocolate chips, yummy

Anastasia said...

What a great idea. I'll have to remember it.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds like a great way to redirect energy. I bet he was proud of his creation,

Home In The Hollow said...

Now there's a plan for me when I'm annoyed at the Pres!...:)JP

Jeremi said...

it also sounds like a lot of fun!!!! : )

and with the trampoline, my parents went in on the gift with us too, which made it an affordable gift for both girls : ) definitely recommend one .... get the biggest too so it will last as your boys are older.

texwisgirl said...

i like it!

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Love these cookies! And cooking with kids I totally understand. It's a part of our lives and I think my kids will appreciate it more when they are older. For now we make a lot of messes! Enjoy your weekend.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think this might work for stressed-out iron workers too! :)

Great post, Lisa. Pierce has the cookie-making technique down!!

Samantha said...

What a great idea for little ones (and not so little ones!).
I'll pass this on to my mom buddies.

Valerie said...

These look good! And even if my kid was still angry after making them-I know I would be in a better mood ;)

*Honest Abe said...

Audrey loves to bake too. I think it is good. Nice post.

Ginny said...

What a great idea. And they do look VERY good! I'm hopping on over to Amazon now to check out this book!!

Chatty Crone said...

Aggression cookies huh - I am going to copy and save this one!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm going to have to try this with my kids when they're bored!