Hope everyone had a pleasant weekend!
I’ve been craving oatmeal the past few days, oatmeal cookies to be exact.
I haven’t had a craving for a specific cookie in quite some time.
So, I really needed to make these today.
I don’t know why they’re called Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies. There’s no explanation of it in the book. Marion Cunningham must really like the east coast because there are quite a few New Englandy recipes in there.
Fannie Farmer Cookbook Thirteenth Edition, p. 615; author, Marion Cunningham; publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., a division of Random House, Inc.; ISBN 0-394-56788-9.
Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies
1½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
½ cup melted butter
1 tablespoon molasses
¼ cup milk
1¾ cups uncooked oatmeal
½ cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Arrange by teaspoonfuls on unbuttered cookie sheets.
Bake until edges are brown, about 10-12 minutes.
I usually make the oatmeal cookie recipe that is on the package of the Quaker oats because I figure if it’s on the oats container, it’s must be a good recipe. And it is.
I really liked this one though. I liked the flavor and the chewiness of today’s cookie better than the other.
There is quite a list of ingredients, but they came together very quickly and the cookies were easy to make. I think I’d add another ¼-½ cup more of raisins though because I didn’t think there was enough.
I really like a lot of raisins in my oatmeal cookies.
I rate things on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best, and these Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies earned 3½ rolling pins.
The whole family really enjoyed them, too.
Comments & Reviews
Food Glorious Food! says
Lovely cookies… I love cookies with lot’s of texture.. Thanks for the recipe!
I have been making these cookies for about 30 years and they are a family favorite.
This was a cookie we grew up on, and I am now 63 yrs. old ! They are the best oatmeal cookies hands down ! When I first got married I made them for my new husband, who quickly told me he didn’t like oatmeal cookies, but he tried them anyway and has been eating them ever since, we will be married 40 yrs. this July. Just try the recipe, they will quickly become a family favorite!
Daria Cant says
I also have been making the Cape Cod Oatmeal cookies since I was a newlywed 47 years ago because it is my husbands favorite cookie . These are the best . On occasion I have substituted craisins for the raisins and they are delicious.
Great cookies. Loved by all family and friends. Also delish with craisins if you’re short on raisins!
Thank you, Jane! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them so much.