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Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect dessert for any and all occasions. Eat them warm from the oven or grab one as you’re walking out the door. You can’t go wrong with having a delicious homemade cookie in your hand!

close up stack of oatmeal molasses chocolate chip cookies

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OATMEAL MOLASSES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

To say that I love cookies is an understatement. I rarely meet a cookie that I don’t like.

What I love about these homemade cookies is how chewy and tasty they are. Since they’re made using molasses, it just takes them up a whole other level. Chewy oatmeal, melty chocolate – they are the perfect combo.

Also, I like to think that since they are full of oatmeal, it bumps up the health factor a bit (this is definitely not true, but it’s what I tell myself).

Other oatmeal cookie variations you might like: oatmeal raisin cookies, old fashioned oatmeal cookies, iced oatmeal cookies.

stack of molasses cookies with plate in the back

OATMEAL MOLASSES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS

  • Butter – room temperature is key
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Molasses
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Quick Oats – If you use old fashioned oats, you’ll get a less chewy texture.
  • Chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli baking chips)

molasses being poured into a mixing bowl

HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL MOLASSES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

Next, in the bowl of your stand mixer, or in a large mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, eggs, and molasses (which should all be at room temp). Mix until smooth using the paddle attachment or a hand mixer.

Then, in another large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and whisk together.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto your prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2″ in between.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown with the centers almost done. You want them to be chewy, not crispy.

Let cool on the pan for about 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

collage of mixing bowl making oatmeal cookies

WHY USE MOLASSES IN BAKING

Molasses adds lots of rich brown sugar flavor, without making things overly sweet. It also attracts moisture so it helps baked goods to stay moist and chewy.

HOW LONG TO BAKE THESE COOKIES IN THE OVEN

Once you have your oven preheated to 400 degrees, you’ll want to bake them for 8-10 minutes. Don’t overbake them as you don’t want them to lose their chewiness! This is what makes them so good!

WHAT TO SERVE WITH OATMEAL MOLASSES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

What’s better than a giant glass of milk? Or, if you want to elevate how awesome these cookies are, you can even spread some whipped cream or frosting between two cookies and make your very own cookie sandwich. Both options sound yummy if you’re asking me.

cookie stack with bite out of the cookie and melty chocolate

TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE THESE OATMEAL MOLASSES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  • Stand Mixer – Don’t try to mix this cookie dough by hand. This stand mixer has the power to do it easily for you or a hand mixer will work just as well.
  • Mixing Bowls – Do I talk about how much I appreciate the non-slip bottoms in every post? Yes, I do.
  • Whisk -I used to sift my dry ingredients but now I just whisk them and feel like the results are the same.
  • Cookie Scoop – Using this cookie scoop will help make all the cookies the same size which is great for getting an even baked cookie.
  • Baking Sheets – These baking sheets have a textured bottom that helps with airflow & even baking. Plus, they’re pretty.

NEED MORE WAYS TO USE MOLASSES? TRY THESE:

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OATMEAL MOLASSES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RECIPE

close up stack of oatmeal molasses chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
These Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect dessert for any and all occasions. Eat them warm from the oven or grab one as you're walking out the door. You can't go wrong with having a delicious homemade cookie in your hand!
4.38 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temp
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temp
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 12 oz chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, or a large bowl, add the butter, sugar, eggs, and molasses (which should all be at room temp). Mix until smooth using the paddle attachment or a hand mixer.
  • In another large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk together.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto your prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2" in between.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown with the centers almost done. You want them to be chewy, not crispy.
  • Let cool on the pan for about 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Betty Crocker recipe passed along from a family friend

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 61mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 88IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Originally published December 11, 2013

 

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  1. Sarah E. says

    YUM! I love oatmeal cookies and molasses in them – even better! Great pick for the swap 🙂

  2. Felicia says

    5 stars
    These are absolutely the most delicious cookies I have ever had. I love trying out new recipes but ever since I made these, my family insists that I make them every chance we get! I rate these 5/5!

  3. Ruth says

    3 stars
    I love molasses oatmeal cookies but I did have some trouble with this recipe. I bake 1 dozen at a time since there are only 2 of us. 1st dozen burnt on the bottom, (we ate them anyway). The 2nd dozen were cooked at 375 and still were too dark. 3rd batch cooked at 350 were much better but still a bit dark. Next time I’ll try 350 for 11 minutes…should be perfect. BTW, I also added walnuts.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Do you have an oven thermometer? How long did you bake the first two batches? I only let mine go 8 minutes.

    • Janice Winkel says

      Was your baking sheet a dark coated sheet, if so try using an aluminum baking sheet. Also using parchment paper helps to control the browning on the bottom.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Thanks, Janice! Good tips. I always use parchment paper or silicone mats.

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