So have you made plans for a summer road trip yet? Plans have been popping up in my mind, but nothing is on the calendar yet. To prepare for impending summer trips, I’ve been thinking of possible homemade treats to take along. The bacon snack mix that I made a while back is a great salty snack for road trips. But I also like something sweet to munch on as well, like cookies.
I turned to my trusty and slightly rusty recipe box for an easy and sweetly delicious snack for the road. I found a recipe for brown sugar oatmeal cookies.
Okay actually they are called “Aggression Cookies”, which sounds like they would be difficult to make. But these cookies are really easy to make. This recipe does require kneading so the cookie dough is good to vent any aggression on.
Brown sugar oatmeal cookies is a more suitable name for these yummy treats. You can also add chocolate chips to these cookies which makes them even better in my opinion. For me chocolate makes almost everything better. These cookies are really easy to make and will be gratefully devoured by your family.
To make this delicious Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, you will need:
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- A little bit of sugar
- About a 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
And that’s all you need to make these very yummy cookies. Thankfully nothing aggravating about the simple ingredients. 🙂
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a large baking sheet and set aside.
In a large bowl, it’s time to make the cookie dough.
Melt the butter and mix it together with the brown sugar. When that is thoroughly combined, you need to add in the flour, oatmeal, and baking soda and mix it all together.
At this stage, the cookies won’t stick together on their own. This is where the kneading comes in.
Pour out the dough on a clean surface. I used wax paper because it helps with kneading, it allows you to fold the dough back on itself. It also makes clean up really easy.
Then just start working the dough with your hands. The butter in the dough keeps it from sticking to the wax paper – as you knead it the oatmeal softens and the flour binds everything together.
When it holds together like a traditional cookie dough, pinch off a walnut size piece and form into a ball. I did have to work it a bit more for the dough to keep its ball shape, but it wasn’t difficult.
Next place all the cookie dough balls on the greased baking sheet.
Now place some sugar in a little shallow bowl or plate. Grease the bottom of a drinking glass and press into the sugar. Take the sugar coated glass and press the balls of dough down into nice round cookie shapes, you will need to re-dip the glass between each cookie.
Pop the cookies into the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cookies are a nice golden brown. Let them cool and enjoy!
If you want chocolate chips in your brown sugar oatmeal cookies, just add as many chocolate chips as you like when you are kneading the cookie dough.
Then just follow the directions above for shaping the cookies and pressing the tops with sugar. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
And that’s all! These keep very well in an airtight container, but they don’t last long around my house because they are so yummy they tend to disappear within a day or two.
These are great for the car because they are surprisingly not very crumbly. These brown sugar oatmeal cookies also go great with coffee, tea, or milk. Yum!
Milk and cookies aren’t the usual road trip snacks, but I think they should be. It’s really cozy and sweet to enjoy milk and cookies. But you do need to keep milk nice and cold. Heartland America has a great cooler that will keep the milk cold on your trip as well as other beverages, sandwiches, and whatever else you need to keep cold.
It’s not only big, but it also has wheels and a telescoping handle, which is really nice for picnics and camping. The soft sides makes it great for fitting in the back of a car or van. Stocking your vehicle with food and beverages will not only cut costs on your road trip but will also cut down on stops so you can get where you are going faster.
I hope you enjoy these brown sugar oatmeal cookies whether you take them on a trip or just enjoy them at home. And remember you are always welcome at Home with Heartland.