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Molasses Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chip Cookies are a fun way to finish this meal. Susan Henry from Bullhead City, Arizona says, “My mom liked to add different spices to traditional recipes and create unexpected tastes. Molasses and cinnamon make these cookies stand out.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, egg and vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 140 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • mamade4
    Mar 31, 2017

    This cookies are the best! I bake a double batch each time because they disappear so fast! I've been baking this for more than 3 years now!

  • Brenda MH
    Jun 2, 2013

    I agree with everyone else that these are delicious. I'm not a big fan of molasses and when I was tasted the raw dough, I was a bit uncertain as to whether or not I'd like the finished product. But once baked, the molasses flavor is very subtle and gives the cookie that feeling of, "What's in this cookie that makes it different from other chocolate chip cookies?" The only thing I'd do differently is slightly flatten the cookies before baking. I rolled them into balls as instructed and when they were baked, they were mounded in the middle and flat on the edges. Still delicious, just not as eye-appealing.

  • sdipiazza
    Nov 18, 2012

    I got more than 18 cookies from the recipe...I'd would rather have smaller cookies. Mine turned out quite soft...were they supposed to?

  • udyman
    Feb 29, 2012

    These were so, so yummy! My whole family loved them!

  • Martinswife
    Nov 11, 2011

    First time we tried them, they reminded me of my favorite oatmeal sandwich cookie, but better. I sometimes substitute raisins or craisins with white chocolate chips. Yum!

  • Ellengabla
    Nov 9, 2011

    This is definitely a favorite! It's very satisfying and the cinnamon and molasses really make it wonderful!

  • mrsmagoo96
    Jan 4, 2011

    I have to admit that when I saw the recipe called for molasses and cinnamon I was a little intrigued. After making them, I was pleasantly surprised at what a nice twist the molasses and cinnamon added to the cookies! They were quick and easy to make and very yummy!! It's a keeper. I will be adding this recipe to my list of favorites for sure.

  • allaboutcookies86
    Jul 25, 2010

    These are very good they remind me of cookies my grandma would make. They fill the house with the scent of cinnamon and molasses. Awesome!!

  • Spiffy64
    May 9, 2010

    these are delicious...the hint of cinnamon is wonderful!!! we love these!!!!

  • choisnel
    Feb 5, 2010

    These are delicious!!! I can't stop making them. Thank you for sharing your recipe.