For this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap I made Oatmeal Molasses cookies. It was my first time making them and I adapted them from Damaris Phillips’ recipe. I am not a fan of oatmeal cookies usually but these are so good!
This year I found my cookie packaging in October and had it ready for when the swap came around. I sent these cute little boxes with a Christmas tea towel.
Photo Credit to Deborah at Little Flour Microbakery for the photo below. Love it!
Before I share the recipe with you let me tell you about the cookies I received.
I received cookies from Meggan at Culinary Hill. These were probably my favorite. She sent some homemade Pizzelle Italian Cookies. When I opened the package I worried they might be too sweet but they were PERFECT!
My last box of cookies came from Katie at 24 Carrot Life. They were Peanut Butter M&M cookies.
It’s always so fun receiving cookies in the mail but my favorite part is getting to send cookies to others!
- 2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking oats)
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons Grandma Molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup chopped golden raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- In a stand mixer, mix the sugar and coconut oil until combined.
- Add the molasses, eggs and mix until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the raisins and walnuts.
- Spray your hands with coconut oil before you handle the dough and then make balls the size of a walnut and place 1/2 to 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. I fit 8 to a cookie sheet comfortably.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Cool before serving.
- If you like chewier cookies, leave the dough as is once you put it on the cookie sheet. If you like crispier cookies, press down with your fingers lightly to flatten.