Overnight Oatmeal Cookies with Molasses and Lemon

Hello everyone! We are more than halfway through January. Isn’t that crazy?! New Year’s Eve seems like it was just last week and also months ago. How are you doing on your New Year’s resolution? My resolutions have been a mixture of successes and fails, but I’m still going which is the most important thing. One of the things I’ve been craving is cookies. There is nothing quite like having a warm cookie with a hot cup of tea on a snowy January day. I decided to having a small cookie was better than being so fixated on cookies that I end up eating my way out of a bag of Oreos. My great grandmother’s recipe box came to my aid with a delicious recipe for overnight oatmeal cookies.

This recipe does require chilling the dough overnight, but the promise of warm oatmeal cookies is more than enough. Both molasses and lemon zest go into these yummy little cookies giving these traditional cookies an unconventional twist. You’ll love nibbling on these oatmeal cookies with a nice hot cup of tea some cold winter day.

The ingredients for these yummy little cookies include:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1½ tablespoons molasses
  • 1½ lemon zest
  • 1 cup rolled oats

This oatmeal cookies recipe is really easy so let’s get started.

Begin by mixing sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and butter together. While you are mixing, add the egg, milk, molasses, and lemon zest. Keep mixing the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Then stir in the rolled oats.

Once your oatmeal cookie dough is combined, cover the mixing bowl and chill in a refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.

When you are ready to bake some oatmeal cookies, preheat your oven to 400°.

Scoop a tablespoon of the dough and roll into a small ball with your hands. Place each ball on a greased cookie sheet.

Pour a bit of sugar on a plate your swallow bowl. Butter the bottom of a glass cup and press it into the sugar. Then press the sugared glass on top of an oatmeal dough ball to flatten into a thin cookie. Repeat sugaring and pressing the glass into the rest of the dough balls.

Bake the little cookies at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Place the baked cookies on a cooling rack and then enjoy!

These cookies aren’t super sweet, which is good for keeping healthy New Year’s resolutions. The small size is also great for a little indulgence with a nice cup of hot tea. Store the rest in an airtight container. They also last for quite a while if properly stored. So you can relax and take your time enjoying these delicious oatmeal cookies.

You can’t always enjoy the sweet fragrance of baking cookies, but your home can always smell wonderful. Heartland America has an ultrasonic humidifier with fragrance diffuser available right now.

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It provides not only much needed humidity in dry winter but also leaves your home smelling lovely. The elegant design lets you have it out on your table and not hidden away in a corner somewhere. Order yours today because supplies are limited.

Please take some time to relax and indulge in a little cookie. I hope your resolutions are still going strong. Next week I will be bringing you a great selection of gifts to give your Valentine. Until then please stay warm and safe and remember you are always welcome at Home with Heartland.

Overnight Oatmeal Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen small cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8-10 minutes 12-24 hours
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen small cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8-10 minutes 12-24 hours
Overnight Oatmeal Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen small cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8-10 minutes 12-24 hours
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen small cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8-10 minutes 12-24 hours
Ingredients
Servings: dozen small cookies
Instructions
  1. Mix together sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, butter, milk, molasses, and lemon zest until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour in rolled oats and mix until combined.
  3. Cover mixing bowl and chill dough in fridge for 12-24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Scoop a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.
  6. Place dough ball onto a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Butter the bottom of a glass and press into a plate of sugar.
  8. Press sugared glass onto dough ball flattening into cookie.
  9. Bake of 8-10 minutes or until browning around the edges.
  10. Let cool on a cooling rack before eating.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
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