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Oatmeal Molasses Drop Cookies

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“I *love* these cookies! They are chewy, chunky, spicy, and delicious! The recipe originally came from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book and were listed as "The Best Cooky of 1900-1910". For a change, try substituting cut-up dates or other dried fruits for the raisins. NOTE: If you replace the shortening with butter as many reviewers have done, you will probably get a crispier vs. chewy cookie.”
READY IN:
33mins
YIELD:
6 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Beat shortening, sugar, eggs, and molasses thoroughly.
  3. Stir dry ingredients (flour-cinnamon) together and blend into wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Note: When I used a 1 1/2-inch wide cookie scoop, I got 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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