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

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!

Doughy January 09, 2008

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.

Shelly Morton January 18, 2013

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!

LB in Middle Georgia December 06, 2012

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