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Chewy Raisin Molasses Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

about 5 dozen

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.
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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

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.

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