Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Soft Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

These are hands-down, my favorite oatmeal cookie. 

But, you don’t have to take my word for it. 

Make them & see what you think! 

I think, you’ll like them. 

For those of your who grew up near a Great Harvest Bakery, these are a copycat recipe of their famous Oatmeal Cookies. 

Now are you convinced? 

Soft Oatmeal Molasses Cookies – Adapted from Cooking It Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 C whole wheat flour (or 1 C white & 1 C red wheat)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 12 T butter, softened
  • 2 C oats (either old fashioned or quick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T molasses
  • 1 T milk
  • Optional: 1/2 – 3/4 C dark chocolate chips, or raisins

Directions

Begin by mixing together 2 C whole wheat flour with 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1/4 tsp. salt.  Set aside. 

Meanwhile, beat together 12 T (1 stick & a half) unsalted butter and a generous 1 C brown sugar.

Add in the 2 eggs, 2 T molasses and 1 T milk. 

Then, add in the 2 C oats (we used quick cook).  Stir well. 

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet oat mixture and stir until blended. 

If desired, add chocolate chips or raisins. 

Scoop out 2-4  T of dough and place the dough ball about 2 inches apart from the next one on a lightly greased cookie sheet. 

Note: If you want gigantic cookies, like the one’s from Great Harvest, use 1/4 C dough for each cookie & space them 3-inches apart. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes; or just until the edges are starting to lightly brown.  Cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. 

Best enjoyed slightly warm with a tall glass of milk. 

Makes 24 giant cookies, or 35-40 2-inch cookies.  Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3-5 days.  Longer storage can be done via the freezer. 

19 comments:

  1. Too funny! I shared the same recipe, when I first started writing my blog! LOVE Great Harvest cookies! :)
    http://2makeendsmeet.blogspot.com/2009/11/great-harvest-like-chocolate-chip.html

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  2. You have NO idea how happy this recipe makes me!! I haven't enjoyed a Great Harvest cookie in about 20 years!! That's shameful on my behalf LOL. I'm absolutely 100% making a batch of these today. Yay!!!!!

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    1. Yea!!! They are just like them - esp. if you use all the butter & sugar.

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  3. I've never had a Great Harvest cookie, but I love molasses (and oatmeal). I'll have to give these a try during the holidays! (b/c there is no limit on butter during the holidays. lol)

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  4. OK, these sound INCREDIBLE! I am going to make them as soon as possible. Maybe even this afternoon if I have everything. So glad you posted this!

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  5. Love the whole grains in these cookies and the hearty molasses!

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  6. I've never made cookies with molasses before, but that sounds good! I think that's what makes brown sugar brown, isn't it?

    Also, I just noticed that your bible verse at the bottom of your blog is very similar to the one at the bottom of mine...I think I might have even gotten the idea from you. I love looking at it and reminding myself what's most important. :)

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    1. Thanks, Amanda. You are so right -- there's a greater purpose to it all.

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  7. Made these yesterday. Oh my are they good!!! I love the hearty texture (I used old fashioned oats). I also went with both raisins and chocolate chips because I feel you shouldn't have to choose between the 2 :) They are a hit in our household, thanks for the yummy recipe! I'm gonna go enjoy one or 3 for breakfast :)

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  8. Ok I made them and they are AMAZING! absolutely amazing. Although I have to tell you that I did not make your healthier version haha. I may try that next time, but for my first batch I used all the sugar and butter ;)

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    1. Glad you liked them. And, I'm glad you made the full-fat version; they are amazing.

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  9. Perfect for fall! Looking forward to making them! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. If you make the large cookie put your thumb print in the raw dough on cookie sheet and add a dab of your favorite jelly or preserve!

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  11. Hi, thinking about trying these today, but wanted to know if the "T" in your measurements meant tablespoon? Never saw a measurement abbr. that way :).

    Thx they look great. I'll also be using Buckwheat flour as well to try wheat free approach.

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    1. Yes, the T = tablespoons.

      Hope you enjoy them!! I'd love to hear how they turn out using buckwheat.

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    2. Hiya, they turned out great with Buckwheat, had them all last week. The only thing i missed was the traditional golden brown color we're used to. :)

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  12. These came out wonderfully! Thanks!

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