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Oatmeal Molasses Cookies from Zestuous

For years I’ve been trying to find the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe. They’re my husband’s favorite. But I’ve never been able to make them soft and chewy like the kind you can buy at Subway.

He loves those cookies, but he doesn’t like raisins, so even they aren’t perfect.

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies from Zestuous

I was planning to make another less-than-perfect batch of anniversary oatmeal cookies for my husband to ship off to Afghanistan, when I passed the bottle of molasses in the pantry.

What if I could combine the techniques and ingredients in my favorite Crisco molasses cookie recipe with the standard Quaker oatmeal cookie recipe?

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies from Zestuous

Tada! Sound the trumpets! These were really good. They’re still not Subway cookies, but the rich molasses and hint of fall spices make them my new favorite oatmeal cookie recipe.

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies from Zestuous

Hubby should get the box any day. Hopefully, they bring a smile to his face.

5 from 1 vote

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies


  • ¾ cup 150 grams Crisco
  • 1 cup 170 grams brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup 70 grams molasses
  • 1 ½ cups 180 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 160 grams old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt


  • Beat Crisco and brown sugar together. Beat in egg and molasses. In a medium bowl, blend all dry ingredients. Slowly add into sugar mixture. Refrigerate overnight (optional, enhances flavor).
  • Roll into balls and flatten on silpat-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. (don’t overcook or they will become too crisp)

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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  1. I am sorry to bother ya but which Crisco did you use for these cookies? There’s the original blue color packaging and the butter flavor Crisco.Do you think I can use the butter flavor because I like buttery flavor in my cookies

    1. HI Cynthnia,
      You can use either type of Crisco. I bet the butter-flavored kind would taste great in these cookies. Happy baking!