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Oatmeal Molasses Raisin Cookies (World War II Biscuits)

These oatmeal molasses raisin biscuits (also known as World War II biscuits (WW2 biscuits) because of the need to use sugar substitutes during the economics of the period) are an oldie-but goodie that needs to be put at the forefront of your recipe card list ! These cookies are super chewy, delicious, and addicting !!

These super chewy oatmeal molasses raisin cookies (aka WWII cookies) are an oldie, but a treat everyone is sure to enjoy !!


Oatmeal Molasses Raisin Cookies (WWII biscuits) recipe

If you are not familiar with these cookies, you have really missed out on something that was a staple for me and a childhood favorite. They were always on hand or could be easily baked on request when I visited my grandma ... which is why this post absolutely deserves the hashtag #justlikegrandmamadethem ... even in the post I think I've never done!

Tips for baking oatmeal molasses raisin cookies

  1. I prefer using old fashioned oats for these cookies as they make a tougher cookie. Using quick oats changes the texture and results in a moister cookie.
  2. Yes, you can certainly replace the raisins with dried cranberries or cherries. You can also add chocolate chips or nuts if you wish.
  3. This is a one-bowl recipe for drop cookies that doesn't require a cool-down period. This makes these cookies quick, super simple and easy to clean even afterwards!
  4. Butter and eggs at room temperature will reduce the time cookies take to bake. If you're making cookies in a hurry, you can soften butter near your preheat oven and heat eggs in a cup or bowl of warm water.

Every time I bake or cook one of the recipes that we have shared or that have been passed down by our family, I think about how wonderful the time together in the kitchen was and is.

Fortunately, our daughter Lauren is so excited about learning to be a great chef that we often share these unforgettable moments in the kitchen together.

For all of you who work hard at home making great food for your families and sit down with your family to spend time at the dining table ... get another great time to spend with your kids!

So many precious memories from childhood and life have food as an ingredient. Don't miss the opportunity to build lifelong memories with loved ones.

A my childhood Memories when I went to my great grandmother's house she always had the frozen Santa Claus sugar cookies in a tin regardless of the time of year. That explains my fixation on sugar cookies, as both my beloved Grandma Janet and great-grandmother T baked sugar cookies with me every year on vacation.

While I've been and still am addicted to sugar cookies to this day, I'm a huge fan of great cookies in general. So many to share! But these oatmeal molasses raisin cookies are one of my all time favorites and a great way to share my recipes again here at Bake It With Love.

I missed posting and sharing my family recipes here and while we still had to eat so there was never a shortage of cooking, I was gone from baking too. It feels so good to have recipes ready to add and a big queue to bake that I'd like to finish before the holidays.

With the love of a cookie obsessed person who loves anything with oatmeal and / or molasses, have fun!


Desserts with oatmeal

Oatmeal Molasses Raisin Cookies (World War II Biscuits)

With their chewy texture and addicting flavors, these quick and easy one-bowl oatmeal molasses-raisin cookies are sure to be a hit!
Course: Biscuits & Bars Recipes, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chewy molasses biscuits, oatmeal molasses raisin biscuits, oatmeal raisin biscuits, old-fashioned oats, WWII biscuits, WWII biscuits


  • 1/2 cup salted butter (softens at room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg mixture (whipped, at room temperature)
  • 6 tablespoons molasses (or more, be generous for tougher cookies)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1cup of raisins (replace dried cranberries or cherries if desired - you can also add chopped walnuts or chocolate chips)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 ° C and line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of your stand mixer, stir the butter (sugar, room temperature) and sugar until smooth.
  • Add moist ingredients (eggs (beaten, room temperature) and molasses). Stir, then add salt, baking soda, baking soda, and cinnamon. Combine thoroughly.
  • Add flour and carefully stir into the damp mixture. Add old-fashioned oats and raisins and stir until all the ingredients are combined into a sticky cookie dough.
  • Use a tablespoon to portion the dough into 1-1 1/2 inch balls of dough and place the biscuits on a baking sheet about 2 cm apart to allow the biscuits to expand as they bake.
  • Bake the cookies at 12 degrees Celsius for 350 to 175 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges (the baked cookies look lighter brown than the batter).
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling shelf. Let cool for another 10 minutes before serving.



Both the batter and the cookies freeze very well for later use. Place either the batter or cookies in a large freezer bag or airtight container to store in the freezer. I have thawed the frozen dough or biscuits for up to 1 month after freezing with very good results.Store baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for about 1 week and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks; the batter can be mixed and kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutritional values

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 187mg | Dietary fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Angela is a home chef who developed a passion for all things cooking and baking in her grandmother's kitchen at a young age. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her favorite family recipes and creating a delicious dinner and fantastic dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!

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