Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

August 15, 2008 at 3:12 am Leave a comment

These just popped out of the oven smelling oh-so yummy.

Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

½C. Butter
½ C. Brown Sugar
½ C. White Sugar
½ C. Molasses
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp salt
½ tsp salt
2 C. Flour
1 c. Oats

Cream the butter and sugars for 10 minutes. Then add molasses, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Beat well! Then gradually add flour and cocoa powder until incorporated. Then add Oatmeal. If it feels way too sticky, add some more flour, just not too much. You don’t want it to feel like a bread dough, or anywhere near playdoh. (You know, soft, pliable, salty, smells like kindergarten…)
Put the batter in the chill chest and walk away! Let it chill a little while while you preheat your oven to 350 degrees. When you finally can’t wait anymore or when your husband and kids start chanting “Coo-kees! Coo-kees!” Roll the dough into quarter sized balls and space them out on a cookie sheet. Flatten them slightly and then sprinkle little bits of sugar on top. I find this helps because the cookies themselves aren’t overly sweet, so this gives them something crunchy and sweet on the outside.
Cook ‘em for 12 minutes and then take them out of the oven. Let them cool completely, place them on an oh-so-classy plate decorated with like… diamonds or something. Serve to friends, family, coworkers OR eat them all while catching up on your soap operas. It’s all up to you, baby.

On a side note, I really need to get a new kitchen timer. I have one on my microwave, but it’s just not loud enough now that my bedroom is clear across the apartment from the kitchen. I’ll need to get something louder. Perhaps one of those chicken or cupcake shaped timers that I can just put on timer and carry with me. Otherwise, half of my cookies will become a tiny bit too brown for my taste! Brown is good, ‘cept for when you’re looking for nice delicious golden cookies instead.

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