Jury Duty Cookies

Got a text last night from my youngest wondering if I used to make some kind of oatmeal ball cookie.  "If so," he asked, "what were they called?"

Yes, indeed, I used to make oatmeal ball cookies back when the Woolly Mammoth was just a very little Ghostbuster. We called those cookies "Jury Duty Cookies". 

A member of our Edmond, OK, babysitting co-op brought us a batch of cookies when her children came to our house for the day. She had been called for jury duty. I had been called for babysitting on short notice. My youngest had been called "Slimer" by his brothers.

I phoned "Slimer" back to give him the recipe last evening.  Jury Duty Cookies are really easy.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix 1 cup margarine, 1/2 cup flour No!  That would be 1/2 cup sugar!!, 1 cup flour, and 1 1/2 cups oatmeal together.  Form into 3 dozen balls.  Bake on cookie sheet 12-15 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar until they are slightly ghostly. 

If there's something strange

in your neighborhood

Who ya gonna call?


(or your babysitting co-op)

© 2010 Nancy L. Ruder


Kathleen said...

One of those flours is a sugar, right?

Collagemama said...

1 c margarine
1/2 c sugar
1 c flour
1 1/2 c oatmeal

Kim said...

That's a cute little Slimer, there!


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