Chewy Raisin Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Molasses adds a little more flavor to a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie. My husband loves the soft and chewy texture of these cookies. The recipe is from his mother.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 150 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place raisins in a bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Raisin Molasses Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 150 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

I've been using this exact recipe since the late 1960's. The recipe was on a well-known brand's box of raisins. Everyone loves this very flavorful chewy cookie. The molasses truly are the secret ingredient.

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Reviewed May. 23, 2012

Have made these several times!

They ARE GREAT! One of my Favorites!

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