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