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Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

My husband loves Molasses cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies so a recipe that combines the two could only be a success.  I found a vintage cookbook at a garage sale last summer for a total steal, $0.25.  My mom had one like it and we made many recipes from it growing up.  I changed a few of the ingredients and these molasses oatmeal cookies were a huge hit with my husband so of course I wanted to share them with you.

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What you’ll need to make Molasses Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Stand Mixer, Hand Mixer, or some strong muscles if you’re using a spoon
  • Silpat Non-Stick Liner or Parchment Paper
  • Oats
  • Molasses
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon  (I love Saigon Cinnamon)
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Raisins  (optional)
  • Nuts  (optional)

I always try to buy organic ingredients when possible and I always always use Pure Cane Sugar.  I’m non-GMO girl but I know realistically it’s not always possible to know for sure, at least not yet 🙂 so use whatever you have on hand to make these yummies; homemade is always a healthier option than store bought.

It’s a good idea to read over a recipe before you begin so that you don’t miss any critical steps.  Most cookie recipes go together in a pretty standard pattern.

I gather everything I need from the fridge and cabinets before I start and put them away or move them to another counter as I work through the recipe.  This way I don’t accidentally skip an ingredient.  Have you ever made a cake without baking soda, or salt?  Ya, I have some horror stories in the kitchen.  Sometimes I even take the time to pre-measure all my dry ingredients and mix-ins.  It doesn’t take any longer but it does dirty a few extra dishes.

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

Most baking recipes have you cream the sugar and butter together and then add the eggs.  If you try to mix in the eggs too soon you’ll get lumps of butter that will be hard to incorporate later.   For these molasses oatmeal cookies, after the eggs are mixed in add the molasses; this is what your batter or mix will look like at this stage.

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

Next comes the flour, salt, soda, and cinnamon.  Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl so every morsel gets mixed.

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

Lastly, the oats get added along with the raisins and nuts, if you are a lover of such things in your cookies.  If you choose to leave them out these molasses oatmeal cookies are still very tasty.

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

I used a 1-1/2″ cookie scoop to place 12 cookie balls on my Silpat-lined cookie sheet.  I’ve never had a Silpat before my daughter gave me one at Christmas, this stuff is awesome.  If you don’t have one you can also use parchment paper.

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

After baking for 8-10 minutes you have these beauties ready to enjoy with a class of cold milk.

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

Here’s the full Molasses Oatmeal Cookie Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Room Temp Butter
  • 1-1/4 Cups Pure Cane Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons Organic Molasses
  • 1-3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1-1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
  • 1 Cup Organic Raisins (optional)

Cream butter and sugar together, add eggs and mix.  Then mix in molasses.  Add Flour, Soda, Salt, Cinnamon and mix well.  Lastly, stir in Oats, Nuts, and Raisins.

Drop with cookie scoop onto Silpat lined cookie sheet and cook at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving with a big glass of ice cold milk.  This recipe makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.

Can you see how the metal cup below is sweating from cold milk?  I got these cups from the Napa Style warehouse sale and they so remind me of the pink, purple, green, and blue metal cups my grandma had many years ago and would serve to us with iced tea or Koolaid inside 🙂

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

Should I tell you how many of these cookies I ate while taking these pictures?  Let’s just say, I had to hurry and finish so there would be some left for my husband.

Homemade Molasses Oatmeal cookies are so chewy and yummy. These are best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk – www.smallhomesoul.com

If you make these cookies please come back and leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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Monday 18th of April 2016

These look sooooo yummy and can't wait to make them for hubby for his morning teas....... well that's if I don't eat them all myself first!! LOL

Toni Harvey

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thanks Sam, they will be so yummy with tea! And these cookies keep really well for several days in an airtight container on the counter. I haven't tried freezing them but I think they would do great frozen and enjoyed later. That's my trick to make sure we don't eat them all in just a few days :)

Lisa

Thursday 14th of April 2016

Hmmmm, suddenly I feel the urge to eat a cookie. This recipe sounds delish and I think I could easily turn it into a gluten free option. Yum

Toni Harvey

Friday 15th of April 2016

Lisa, yes, I'm sure you could easily make them GF with all the great baking mixes they have out there now. Usually I substitute some almond flour in my cookies but didn't have any on hand this time. Let me know how they turn out.

Sarah

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

WHY did I read this late at night??? Now all I want to do is eat some of these! I LOVE molasses anything! These may need to go on my to do list for tomorrow! ? also- I love that we have almost identical baking soda jars and labels and we both keep our oatmeal in 1/2 gallon mason jars! (Pantry sisters)? Great post and your photos are on point!?

Toni Harvey

Friday 15th of April 2016

Hi Sarah, I love my 1/2 gallon mason jars, they are the best. Before I put my baking soda into a mason jar I had it in a tupperware container that was probably 30 years old. It worked great but getting the lid off and on wasn't.... I love all things jar storage and that we're pantry sisters and sisterfriends :D Oh, now go make some of those cookies. They are soooo good!

Susie

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

I love molasses cookies. ....and oatmeal cookies.....so you know that I will have to try these ASAP. I actually have molasses in the pantry right this minute. I know! Right? Once Southern....always Southern. They look delish and your photos are fab. XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project

P.S. Pinning and sharing.......of course!! :-)

Toni Harvey

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

If you love molasses cookies just wait until I make my straight up molasses cookies and share those. They are the best cookies for molasses lovers ever!! These Molasses Oatmeal are also delish and are about half gone already ;) Let me know how yours turn out.