How to Make Chewy Oatmeal Cookies With Lemon and Molasses

Lemon Molasses Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies on Plate

Refrigerator cookies are always a nice and convenient way to have fresh cookies on hand when unexpected company arrives or just when the family wants something sweet in a hurry. This recipe for oatmeal refrigerator cookies has a great texture being crispy outside and chewy inside as well as deliciously accented with lemon and molasses that makes these cookies stand out.

This is an easy cookie recipe that also can be made with canola oil instead of butter for a healthy version for those needing to watch their cholesterol. In addition, you don’t need salt to make these cookies tasty or improve how they bake. Less salt in your daily life is not just for those that need to limit their sodium intake, but for everyone in general because it is important for good health with all the hidden sources in our foods that it comes in.

The next time that you get a craving for cookies, I hope that you will want to print out my recipe for these wonderful oatmeal refrigerator cookies with molasses and lemon. I really think that you will like them once you taste them. In fact, you just may discover they may become one of your favorite cookies. If you’re like me, then you’ll also probably want to keep a roll of them in your freezer. And please share my recipe with your family and friends.

Chewy Lemon Molasses Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

½ cups butter or canola oil
½ cups brown sugar, firmly packed (light or dark)
½ cups of sugar
1 large egg
1 ½ teaspoons of grated lemon rind or lemon extract
1 ½ teaspoons of molasses (dark, light or blackstrap)
½ teaspoons of vanilla
1 cup of flour
½ teaspoons of baking soda, leveled
1 ½ cups of quick oats

In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, eggs, sugar, lemon rind, molasses, and vanilla thoroughly in a mixing bowl with your electric mixer.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and stir into the wet ingredients.

Then add the oats and mix thoroughly with a large wooden spoon or your hands.

Press and mold into a long smooth roll. This roll should be approximately two and one-half inches around. Wrap in wax paper and chill for several hours. You can also store these cookies in the freezer.

When ready to bake, cut into fairly thick slices about 1/8-inch thick.

Place on well-greased cookie sheets.

Bake in a 400-degree oven for about eight to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. The baking time depends on how your oven is regulated and the thickness of the cookies that you slice.

ENJOY!

Chewy Lemon Molasses Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 
These oatmeal refrigerator cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy inside as well as deliciously accented with lemon and molasses.
Course: Dessert, snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy cookie recipe, easy cookie recipe, lemon molasses oatmeal cookies, oatmeal refrigerator cookies, oatmeal refrigerator cookies with lemon and molasses
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • ½ cups butter or canola oil
  • ½ cups brown sugar firmly packed (light or dark)
  • ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of grated lemon rind or lemon extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of molasses dark, light or blackstrap
  • ½ teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ teaspoons of baking soda leveled
  • 1 ½ cups of quick oats
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, eggs, sugar, lemon rind, molasses, and vanilla thoroughly in a mixing bowl with your electric mixer.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and stir into the wet ingredients.
  3. Then add the oats and mix thoroughly with a large wooden spoon or your hands.
  4. Press and mold into a long smooth roll. This roll should be approximately two and one-half inches around. Wrap in wax paper and chill for several hours.
  5. When ready to bake, cut into fairly thick slices about 1/8-inch thick.
  6. Place on well-greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in a 400-degree oven for about eight to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. The baking time depends on how your oven is regulated and the thickness of the cookies that you slice.
  8. ENJOY!

For those that can’t get enough fantastic oatmeal cookies, I suggest checking out my peanut butter oatmeal cookies, chocolate oatmeal cookies and the best oatmeal cookies with spices.

Visit Beauty Cooks Kisses Blog for more home-tested recipes from my kitchen as well as other helpful posts to better your life!

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