Melt-in-your-mouth Molasses Iced Oatmeal Cookies with the most perfect sweet molasses icing on top, these cookies are full of flavor and are simply delicious. If you’re looking for a new oatmeal cookie recipe to try, this is the one.
Oatmeal cookies can sometimes get a bad rap, right? Especially amongst the younger generation. Kids get all excited that you made cookies, thinking they’re chocolate chip, then when they get up close and spot the raisins, some turn up their noses. Right? It’s time to switch it up! Instead of kids being fooled into thinking they’re chocolate chip cookies, how about you change how the cookie looks entirely? There’s no mistaking these guys for chocolate chip cookies, plus after one bite, those picky kids will be hooked.
These oatmeal cookies are made with butter and also include cinnamon (feel free to add some nutmeg too), so there’s nothing bland about them. I used unsalted butter and added a bit more salt to the recipe than is stated. To me, salt is SUUUPER important in baking and I usually use salted butter. I just happened to have some of that fancy unsalted European butter on hand so that’s what I used for this recipe. You need salt in these cookies (in my humble opinion), so add a touch more if you’re using unsalted butter. Salt will keep them from tasting bland.
Perhaps the best part of these cookies is the icing on top. It’s a simple glaze recipe that’s full of delicious flavor with the addition of Golden Barrel Supreme Baking Molasses to it. Yum. Seriously, this icing is the best. It’ll harden as the cookies sit out (which is my favorite way to eat them).
This recipe makes a small batch, approximately one and a half dozen, so definitely double the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd. One batch didn’t last very long at all at our house!
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.