Oatmeal Molasses Drop Cookies

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 8 mins

I *love* these cookies! They are chewy, chunky, spicy, and delicious! The recipe originally came from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book and were listed as "The Best Cooky of 1900-1910". For a change, try substituting cut-up dates or other dried fruits for the raisins. NOTE: If you replace the shortening with butter as many reviewers have done, you will probably get a crispier vs. chewy cookie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Beat shortening, sugar, eggs, and molasses thoroughly.
  3. Stir dry ingredients (flour-cinnamon) together and blend into wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Note: When I used a 1 1/2-inch wide cookie scoop, I got 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
Most Helpful

5 5

So good, my friends call me Betty Crocker so it seems to fit! I am trying to bump up my son's iron intake so I used blackstrap molasses and whole wheat flour. I didn't use the chocolate chips, I didn't have any. I think my iron is going to be up too!

5 5

Those in my family who are big fans of molasses desserts absolutely loved this cookie and made me promise to make it again. I followed the recipe exactly. Thanks.

4 5

yummy I put the dates in like them better then raisins and unsalted butter.....No chocolate didn%u2019t think it would taste good. One thing I would omit next time is the salt and add more dates!

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