Saturday, November 8, 2008

WWII Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

This makes a huge double batch of almost healthy cookies. Shortening is not my first choice but we had it on hand.


* 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 cups whole wheat flour
* 4 cups oatmeal
* 2 teaspoon baking soda
* 2 teaspoon baking powder
* 2 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 1.5 cups shortening
* 5 eggs, beaten
* 1 cup molasses (I used about 5/6 cup molasses and 1/6 cup blackstrap molasses)
* 2 tablespooons vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup flax meal
* 1/2 cup wheat germ


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, wheat germ, flax meal, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
3. In another large bowl, beat the sugars with the shortening until smooth and creamy; mix in beaten eggs, molasses, and vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until slightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely (or eat them straight from the oven).

DH: thumbs down, didn't like them at all - a cookie he doesn't like is a rare thing
DS1: Loved them
DS2: Loved them
Me: They were pretty good. Not my favorite but I enjoyed them.

Modified from this recipe on

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