Monday, March 4, 2013

Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies

I was looking for a slightly different recipe for oatmeal cookies.  Oh, it's not that my go-to recipe isn't delicious; it is.  I just sometimes get bored, and have to try something different.  This is modified from a recipe I found in my mid=1990s Fanny Farmer Cookbook.


1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup egg beater (or one egg)
1/2 cup melted margarine
1/4 cup milk (skim or regular)
1 tbsp molasses
1-3/4 cup oats - regular or quick
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)

Put the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and stir together.  Add the egg, margarine, milk and molasses, and beat on low until combined.  Stir in the oats and nuts, then drop by the teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350F for about 12 minutes (10 minutes at 350F in convection setting).  Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

The molasses gave these a different tang.  I don't know whether this is really a "Cape Cod" recipe, since, as we've previously discussed, I've never been there, but Gemma probably knows.  And were they any good?  Well, I put them in this new cookie jar which my little guy bought for his Dad for Christmas, so Mom would make Dad more cookies.

And this is what was left the next day, around noon.

Enough said.


Sue said...

Sound good to me. My Grandmother used to make spice cookies and I don't have the recipe. I think I'll have to start experimenting and see if I can come up with something similar.

Blond Duck said...

Sounds wonderful to me!

Claire S. said...

I got halfway through before it hit me - Marjie made cookies ! LOL

They look good and oatmeal is Bob's favorite - this one I can try. :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have a similar recipe with golden syrup and they are delicious. Will try yours when I can find some molasses. Have a good week Diane

Pam said...

Enough said indeed! The cookies look and sound tasty & I love your cookie jar.

altadenahiker said...

Oatmeal cookies never make it past the dough stage around here. Just can't delay that gratification.

SissySees said...

I love oatmeal cookies too. I'll have to give these a try.

Linda said...

Oatmeal cookies are a hit around here so I'll have to give this one a try. I found an all cookie recipe book in the thrift store the other day when I was dropping things off....300 recipes and very few that I've seen. I call that a real find.