Oatmeal Molasses Drop Cookies
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.
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup molasses
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- 3⁄4 - 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or 3/4-1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Beat shortening, sugar, eggs, and molasses thoroughly.
- Stir dry ingredients (flour-cinnamon) together and blend into wet ingredients.
- Stir in oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Note: When I used a 1 1/2-inch wide cookie scoop, I got 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
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Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I confess I did not get to try a cookie; I was baking them for a friend who loves oatmeal raisin cookies--and I thought this recipe had a great "holiday spin" to it! But they looked & smelled great so I am confident they will be a hit. I baked them @ 350 for 9 minutes. If I had tried to bake them @ 400 for the amount of time listed I think they would have burned! Anyone else have this issue? Other than that--fabulous recipe.Reply
I love these! I love the dough *ahem* and I love the cookies. I left out the chocolate, otherwise no ingredient changes. I refrigerated the dough overnight, due to my own time restrictions. The next day it was very stiff. I used a # 30 cookie scoop, leveled off, and once on the cookie sheet I flattened the cookies to about a half inch thick. I got 30 cookies, so obviously quite a bit bigger than the ones the recipe calls to make. Once cooked, the edges were crispy and the centers chewy.Reply