Thursday, June 17, 2021

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When I make cookies they're usually these chocolate chip because they're simple, always turn out great and I have the recipe memorized :)  Luke asked me to make oatmeal raisin cookies earlier this week and I realized that I didn't have a recipe for them and quickly went on the hunt.  I tried  this one and we fell in LOVE - soft center, crispy edges and full of flavor.  

Here's What You'll Need...
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup raisins

Here's What You'll Do...
Step 1 - Cream the butter and add both sugars, beating until smooth.  Add the eggs and mix on high until combined.  Add the vanilla and molasses and mix on high until combined.  Set aside.

Step 2 - In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.  Add to the wet ingredients and mi on low until combined.  Beat in the oats and raisins.  The dough will be thick and sticky.  Chill the dough for 30-60 minutes.

Step 3 - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Roll balls of dough (about 2 tablespoons) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.  Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the are lightly browned on the sides.  The centers will look gooey... it's okay!!!  Remove them from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  The cookies will continue to "set" while on the baking sheet and will be PERFECT once totally cooled.

I'm serious y'all... these are SO GOOD!!!  Perfect amount of spice without being overwhelming and while I'm typically not the biggest molasses fan once they were baked it was PERFECTION!!!  I immediately packed up a dozen to drop off to a friend and the rest of them were gone embarrassingly quick :) 

Happy Thursday and happy BAKING, friends!!!


  1. Here's a tip I learned a few years ago: soak the raisins in warm water, then pat them dry before using them in the recipe. It makes them plump up so nice!!!! :)

  2. Two of those with coffee would make an excellent breakfast :) .

  3. Great recipe, thank you! I have a question, can I avoid the molasses? Or use a different ingredient instead? I can not find it where I live!


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