Amish Oatmeal Molasses Crisps

Contributed By: Terry Borden


2-1/2 cups butter, softened
5 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1/3 cup dark molasses
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
4-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4-3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups finely chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in molasses and vanilla. In
another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. If necessary, transfer to a larger
bowl; stir in oats and pecans.
2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until edges are firm, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes. Remove to wire
racks to cool.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD: about 15 dozen.

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