Oatmeal Cookies

  • Yield: 2

"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."


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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 3
  • Calories 250
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Potassium 160mg
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 8%