Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
52 Mins
Serves 48 (serving size: 1 cookie)

You’ll find that this recipe is very similar to the famous recipe on the Quaker Oats package—only lighter. We cut the original amount of butter almost in half and added molasses to bump up the flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place first 5 ingredients (through molasses) in a large bowl; beat with a stand mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add vanilla, egg, and egg white, beating well.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients (through salt), stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in oats and raisins.

Step 4

Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pan 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pan; cool completely on wire racks.

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Ratings & Reviews

Atstone's Review

October 26, 2013
These cookies were delicious. I added an additional tsp of cinnamon and 1/8 tsp each allspice and cloves. Was the perfect correction, it needs the extra spices added.

MilitaryNaNa's Review

October 11, 2013
Awesome... I do have my own personal recipe for this; however, this molasses recipe is great!!

pokerwise's Review

October 11, 2013