• 1 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 TBSP of vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP of molasses
  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 TSP of baking soda
  • 1 ½ TSP of ground cinnamon
  • ½ TSP salt
  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups of raisins*

*Note: some amount of the raisins can be replaced with other ingredients. For example, I used 1 cup of raisins along with ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Peanut butter chips or chopped nuts would also go very well with these cookies. 



  1. Cream the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together using a hand mixer or stand mixer. This should take less than 2 minutes.
  2. Add the eggs to the creamed butter and sugars and mix until they are fully integrated.
  3. Add the vanilla and molasses and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Once they are evenly distributed, add them to the wet ingredients and mix.
  5. Finally, add the rolled oats, raisins, and any additions (such as chocolate chips or nuts).
  6. Refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours
  7. Preheat the oven to 350℉
  8. Roll the chilled dough into balls up to an inch in diameter. Bake on a baking sheet for 12-14 minutes. The middle will look under-cooked, but the cookies are done once the edges have started to brown. Leave them on the hot baking sheet for at least 5 minutes, so they can finish setting.


Makes roughly 3 dozen cookies