Sometimes I think our mountain home has properties similar to the Bermuda Triangle. The only difference is that ships and planes disappear in the Bermuda Triangle. Here, cookies disappear.
Recently, She Who Must Be Obeyed made a couple of batches of cookies. This is a good thing. However, many of them just disappeared with no explanation. Thus the comparison to the Bermuda Triangle.
For some reason, She Who Must Be Obeyed thinks I may have had some part in the mystery. Despite the unfairness of the presumption of guilt, it seemed like a good idea for me to replace the cookies.
I have been using molasses in some recent cooks and I really like the flavour so I went to the Crosby’s Molasses site and found a recipe for Molasses Oatmeal Cookies. The link for the recipe is below.
I started by creaming the shortening. Then I added the brown sugar slowly while mixing.
I beat the eggs and added the eggs and molasses to the shortening mixture and mixed until combined.
I mixed the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and rolled oats in a separate bowl.
Then I mixed the dry ingredients into the shortening mixture.
I mixed the raisins into the dough.
Then I dropped the dough by rounded teaspoon measures onto a baking sheet that had been sprayed with baking spray.
I put them in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
I let them cool for a couple of minutes and removed to a serving plate.
These are very good cookies. They have a great molasses taste that goes well with the sweetness of the raisins. However, the best part of these cookies is the texture. They are chewy but have a nice crisp bottom and edges. The oatmeal gives them a great chew.
There is a downside. They are not immune to the cookie disappearance phenomenon. I wasn’t even able to take a picture before a bite disappeared as you can see in the cover picture. Sigh.
The Old Fat Guy