Instead of just eating food that can relieve stress, why not make some? Whenever one of my siblings or I am stressed out, my mom has us make these five-ingredient oatmeal cookies. I’m convinced it’s because she always wants them around the house because they taste so good, but she’d tell you otherwise. However, the stash never lasts for more than two days…talk about suspicious.

The stress relief for this recipe comes from the act of actually making the cookies. Mixing the butter into the dough works like one of those stress-relief balls, but with a plus: You get to eat it at the end.

So whether you are stressed about school, relationships, life in general, or just want a good oatmeal cookie, make these. Not only will they relieve some stress, but they are pretty damn good too.

Oatmeal Aggression Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:10-12 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:2 dozen
  • Easy


  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Step 2

    Measure and add all of the ingredients into a bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Use your hands to mix, mash, and squeeze the dough until the butter is fully incorporated.

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  • Step 4

    Roll the dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

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  • Step 5

    Bake for 10-12 minutes, and allow to rest and set.

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  • Step 6

    Enjoy these delicious cookies, and your less stressful life!

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