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Gingery Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Indulge your little cookie monster with this super-healthy, oh-so chewy oatmeal biscuit.

January 27th, 2012

By Eshun Mott

Makes 20
Prep Time
Prep time: 20 minutes
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup fancy molasses
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt and stir with a fork until uniform. Set aside.

  3. Beat butter and white and brown sugars together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Add molasses and beat until fully incorporated. Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Add oats and beat until fully incorporated. Chill dough for 15 minutes or until slightly firm.

  4. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of cookie dough and place about 2 inches apart on parchment-paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until cookies are browned at the edges and puffed but still soft in the middle. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet; then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Gingery Oatmeal Molasses Cookies
Photography by Michael Alberstat

6 responses to “Gingery Oatmeal Molasses Cookies”

  1. Eileen says:

    Do have the nutritional information for your receipts. I have ask for this information before but have never received an answer!

  2. Anne L says:

    Looks and sounds scrumpelicious. A must make for me!

  3. Canadian Family says:

    Hi Eileen,

    Thanks for writing in to us. Unfortunately, not all of our recipes are tested for nutritional information. You’ll run across a few instances of nutritional info on the site, but at this point, we’re not able to test each recipe developed for Canadian Family.

    All best,
    Web Editor

  4. MeeowMeeow says:

    I just entered the recipe into My Fitness Pal’s database, and sadly the calorie count on what sound like yummy-licious cookies adds up to a whopping 182 calories PER cookie! Check out the site and compare what I entered for accuracy (copied directly from this site). I’m sad, as I hoped that they would be lower in calories so I could devour many without guilt.

  5. JeanetteW says:

    If it’s “super-healthy”, as stated, why the high calorie count?? I was excited until I checked. What a let down.

  6. Karrie T says:

    people need to consider what the calories are from. There is 1/3 cup of each kind of sugar in the whole recipe, that’s it. Then some molasses and flour, the rest are basically spices and flavours with some real butter. There are good calories and there are bad calories. A tablespoon of ‘fat free sugar free’ salad dressing has very very few calories compared to the full versions, but if you look at the ingredients, it is mostly fake garbage in the fat free sugar free version and people are conned into thinking it is healthy because of the low calorie count. I do not see anything in this cookie recipe to suggest it is terrible for you. I eat high protein foods and the calorie count is high but it is real food, rather than pretend food so which is healthier in the end?

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