"This recipe came via my mother from an issue of TV Guide in the late '60s. The original write-up claimed it would help 'channel some energies away from throwing bricks or snarling at Santa Claus' in the frenzy of the holiday season. Tellingly, my own children renamed them 'Aggravation Cookies.' "
3 cups packed light brown sugar
3 cups (6 sticks) butter, at room temperature