Monday, July 8, 2013

Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Once upon a time when the urge struck us to make cookies, we were flipping through our cookbook and found this recipe. Oatmeal raisin cookies plus molasses? Yes! We even substituted a few things to make it even healthier! Still delicious though.

The only problem was it required a little guesswork to complete. Luckily for you (and us), we were up to the challenge! Further below you will find a detailed, easy-to-follow recipe to rival this handwritten gem.

Lots of ingredients, but oh so worth it!

Isn’t brown sugar a derivative of molasses? In any case, the first step is to mix some together!

Then come the remaining wet ingredients – applesauce (which we substituted for shortening), milk, and eggs.

Next is the flour (we did whole wheat flour).

Now the batter is getting stiffer!

The rest of the dry ingredients: salt, baking powder, and some cinnamon and cloves just for some spiciness!

When everything is pretty well-combined, stir in the oatmeal.

And the last ingredient is the raisins!

Then onto a cookie sheet they go!

I love my silpat baking sheet.

Just for comparison, the cookies on the left were on a greased cookie sheet, but the cookies on the silpat sheet came off clean as a whistle.

These cookies were a delicious blend of sweetness and spiciness, and they even tasted kinda healthy!

Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup molasses

¾ cup applesauce

¼ cup milk

2 eggs

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups quick oatmeal

1 cup raisins

  1. Combine sugar, molasses, applesauce, milk, and eggs.
  2. Blend in flour, salt, soda, cloves, and cinnamon.
  3. Add oatmeal and raisins last, stirring until smooth.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. (Makes 3 dozen cookies.)

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