Oatmeal Raisin Molasses Cookies with Pecans

We love cookies around our house. It doesn’t matter what kind as long as they are soft, chewy, and delicious.

Recently, the girls were needing a sweet and yummy after dinner treat, but I didn’t have anything made.

We love home baked desserts!

I actually prefer making desserts at home compared to buying pre-made treats from the store.

We also didn’t have brown sugar, or a few other basic cookie ingredients.

What is a girl to do?

Create a recipe. That’s what!

I had recently purchased some molasses. I knew that brown sugar was plain sugar with molasses added to it, so the creation began.

I also had an excess of bread flour, which is great. I knew I wanted these cookies to be soft not crunchy.

This is also why I used butter and not shortening. I’ve found that shortening can make cookies more crunchy.

These cookies turned out soft, chewy, not too sweet and delicious. They had an added crunch from the pecans.

Yum!!!

They also passed the daddy and grandpa test!

This is what you will need to do.

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Soften your butter or bring your butter to room temperature.

Cream together the butter and sugar.

Add the eggs one at a time.

Incorporate in your molasses then vanilla. I used dark molasses.

Mix in your salt and baking soda. Making sure it is incorporated.

Add your flour, oatmeal, raisins then chopped nuts.

Mix until all ingredients are combined.

Place good size spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper if you have it. I didn’t use parchment paper, but I immediately placed them on a cooling rack.

I wanted large soft cookies.

Place into the oven for 7-9 minutes depending on your oven and altitude.

Remove when they don’t appear doughy in the middle, but before they start getting darker brown around the bottoms.

Cool on a cooling rack then store in an air tight container. (I find oatmeal cookies can dry out easily when compared to other types of cookies.)

Ingredients

3/4 cup softened butter (1 1/2 sticks)

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

5 Tbs Dark Molasses

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 cups bread flour

2 cups old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup chopped pecans

This was an easy and fun recipe to bake!

The dough was dark and looked so delicious with all of the added ingredients.

I hope you enjoy these yummy cookies. I know everyone here did.

Thank you and God bless.

Create at Home and enjoy All things Home Baked!

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