A Memory Of Mom - Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

| 12/13/2013 10:59:00 AM

Tags: Cookie, Recipe, Mom, Christmas, Winter, Coffee, Cocoa,

DJ WilsonChristmas time was one of Mom’s favorite times of year and the smell of these cookies baking often filled the house – ginger, molasses, raisins and walnuts – spicy and good.

I can remember helping Mom make these cookies when I was about 12 years old. One reason I liked these cookies is that we got to put our hands in the dough! The cookies are big – about 3 1/2 inches across. With a house full of kids a big cookie is a good thing.

CorrineMom tore this recipe out of a magazine just like I still do today. The picture of that torn out page is etched in my memory; it was stained with cookie dough and oil from the many batches that we had made. I wish that I knew the magazine so I could give them credit for the recipe.

Mom used a drinking glass to cut out the cookies. I use a mason jar and the recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies.

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies       Corrine Green

8 1/2 cups sifted flour

12/16/2013 1:39:50 PM

D.J., cookies just say Christmas, don't they. I don't have any traditional cookie recipes from my Mom or Grandmother that I can say were a Christmas tradition. My Mom always made fudge and divinity candy for Christmas. Probably worse on the teeth and health than a cookie but after all it was only once a year so it was a heavenly treat. I was never much on sweets so once a year was quite enough for me. ***** Have a great cookie Christmas treat day.

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