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 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups quick oatmeal
1 cup raisins
- Combine sugar, molasses, applesauce, milk, and eggs.
- Blend in flour, salt, soda, cloves, and cinnamon.
- Add oatmeal and raisins last, stirring until smooth.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. (Makes 3 dozen cookies.)