Soft, flavorful, and substantial: these oatmeal molasses cookies are sure to be a new favorite at your house.
We have one last week of after-school snacks here at our house–school is officially done on Friday! So I wanted to whip up a new cookie recipe for my boys. This oatmeal molasses raisin cookie recipe is definitely a keeper. My boys (including my husband) all loved them. They’re like a classic oatmeal cookie but even better, with the addition of some Golden Barrel Supreme Baking Molasses in them. The molasses really does up the wow factor of these cookies, making them more flavorful. As you can see, they’re also darker in color due to the molasses.
These cookies are also known as World War II cookies as well, since they’re made with molasses instead of brown sugar. Brown sugar was a rationed item during WWII, so molasses was used in its place. In addition to the Golden Barrel molasses used, I also used Golden Barrel Coconut Oil as the fat in the cookies. It makes them deliciously moist and since the molasses is the prominent flavor, you’ll never miss the typical butter taste of a traditional oatmeal cookie. I highly recommend using refined coconut oil in this recipe. I simply whipped it up along with the Golden Barrel Raw Sugar, just like you would cream butter and sugar together. If your oil is in a liquid state (during warmer weather, this is the case), simply put it in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it hardens a bit. Then scoop it out into a measure-all type measuring cup (this is the easiest way to measure out coconut oil) and it should whip up just like softened butter would.
I added raisins to mine, but feel free to omit them and/or add walnuts, based on your preference. But seriously, you guys, these cookies are delicious any way you make them, I’m sure. It’s a must-try recipe right here.
So even though school is almost out, these cookies will be a go-to recipe all summer long, I’m sure. For a mid-day snack, dessert, or shoot…even a quick breakfast on the run, these oatmeal molasses cookies are satisfying, filling, and delicious!
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.