Oatmeal Cookies

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A nutty, oatmeal raisin cookie made with sweet molasses


"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."


2/3 cup butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
3 eggs
4 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons cream or half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, molasses, cream, vanilla, and oats.
  4. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Add to butter mixture. Mix well. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  6. Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a rack immediately.

Recipe by Jean Glasier, Rogers City, Mich.



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