You are here: Home » Recipes » Oatmeal Cookies Oatmeal Cookies Recipe by American Profile Yield 2 A nutty, oatmeal raisin cookie made with sweet molasses PrintEmail "My mother searched for years for an oatmeal cookie recipe that contained molasses and found this one in 1933. These cookies have been—and are—a favorite to all who taste them. If they get hard, a piece of bread in the container will soften them immediately." Ingredients 2/3 cup butter2 cups dark brown sugar3 eggs4 tablespoons molasses3 tablespoons cream or half-and-half1 teaspoon vanilla1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats3 cups flour1 teaspoon soda1 teaspoon baking powder3 teaspoons cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup raisins1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs, molasses, cream, vanilla, and oats. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Add to butter mixture. Mix well. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a rack immediately. Recipe by Jean Glasier, Rogers City, Mich.