Tasty Tuesday: Healthy Molasses Cookies

This is the time of year for making molasses cookies. They just seem to capture the feel of Fall in a cookie. A year ago, I shared my favorite Molasses Cookie Recipe with you. Today, I have a cookie that is a little more healthy but still delicious.

One disclaimer…if something tastes good enough to actually qualify as a cookie, it probably still isn’t a healthy choice to eat two dozen of them in one sitting! Moderation in cookie-eating, as in everything, is a very good thing…be they irredeemably decadent or fairly healthy.

Healthy Molasses CookiesMolasses

  • 1 c. oil (Canola oil or very light olive oil or real butter–your call; light olive oil will be healthiest)
  • 1/2 c. molasses
  • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. soda
  • 1 1/2 c. white flour
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3 c. rolled oats (quick oats will work, but won’t be quite as good)
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. allspice
  • 1/2 t. cloves
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1 c. raisins
  • 3/4 c. chopped walnuts

Mix dough thoroughly and drop with a tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets (parchment is okay). Bake at 375° for 12 minutes.

These will be dark, thick, dense, chewy, cakey cookies. And remember that “healthy” is a relative term.

I intended to take a photograph of these cookies but a Terrible Fate befell them before I could take a shot. The Terrible Fate has a name, but if I told you, it would be tattling on my own son!

Barb Kelley, My Sister’s Kitchen

Photo by cheshirekat, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license http://www.flickr.com/photos/46232261@N00/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.


  1. I will be trying these soon! Sounds yummy!!!

  2. Barb, talk to us about molasses. There are several options. Which one do you use and why?