Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Kim Hall


The smell of these cookies take me straight back to when I was a little kid, running into the house checking the cookie jar because I knew mom had made a fresh batch! The molasses keeps them soft and chewy as well as giving them their distinct flavor. These remain my ALL-TIME favorite cookie.

Makes approx. 3 dozen, depending on how much you eat ahead of time.


★★★★★ 4 votes

15 Min
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3/4 c
butter, unsalted
1 c
1/4 c
light molasses
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
3/4 tsp
cloves, ground
3/4 tsp
ginger, ground
2 c
oats, quick cooking or regular

How to Make Oatmeal Molasses Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2Beat butter and sugar until incorporated.
  • 3Add egg and blend well.
  • 4Add molasses and mix until blended.
  • 5Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  • 6Stir dry ingredients into molasses mixture until incorporated.
  • 7Stir in oats.
  • 8Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 9Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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