Angry Cookies

by Tammy Divens

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10 (NIV)

William pulled the Wii controller from his brother’s hand. “It’s my turn!”

Josh pushed William, “No, it’s mine.”

“Stop,” William yelled.

Josh lunged for the controller, “Give it to me.”

William had an idea, “Let’s make aggression cookies!”

Mom agreed.

They gathered the ingredients and prepared the dough. Then, it was time for the best part – karate time!

The boys kneaded the dough with their hands. They squeezed it, punched it and rolled it until the lumps were gone.

“Hi ya,” Josh said, as he karate chopped his dough.

“Take that,” William punched his.  Soon the cookies were baking and apologies were exchanged between the boys.

They took out their aggression on the cookies instead of each other.

Do you ever fight with your sister or brother?  At times, we all have disagreements.  It is important to use self-control, effectively use our words and ask for forgiveness when needed.  Making aggression cookies is a fun way to take out some of those frustrations in a positive way.  Maybe next time you are tempted to fight with a sibling or a friend, ask your mom if you can make cookies instead.

Aggression Cookies
For each child, mix the following:
1 cup of oatmeal
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda

Knead it (or karate chop it!) until there are no lumps. Form into small balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Butter bottom of a small plastic cup. Dip in granulated sugar. Flatten each ball of dough, dipping the cup in sugar each time. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 min.

Tammy is an occupational therapist.  Her wonderful husband and three incredible children, ages 6, 8, and 10, make her family. She is published in Positive Teens, Advance for Occupational Therapy Practioners and is a contributor to Penned from the Heart- Devotions for Daily Worship. She loves the Lord with all her heart and desires to see children have a deep, loving relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *