Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy, raisin-studded cookies with crispy edges. A hint of molasses keeps these oatmeal raisin cookies from being too sweet.
Course:  Dessert
Servings:  2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix butter, sugar, egg, molasses, and milk until well combined.
  5. Stir in flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Add oatmeal and raisins, stirring until combined.
  7. Line baking sheets with parchment or silicon mats.
  8. Scoop dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on baking sheets leaving room for cookies to spread.
  9. Bake on parchment or silicon mat for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  10. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.