I found a simple bare bones recipe for molasses oatmeal cookies which I followed exactly (with the addition of crystallized ginger) but something went wrong somewhere along the way because the dough wasn’t very doughy or sticking together, it just crumbled apart. Cookie fail! Not enough liquid or fat maybe?

Rather than give up that easily I tightly press the failed cookie dough into a baking dish, topped it with brown sugar, popped it in the oven and hoped for the best. It actually came out rather tasty though still a bit too crumbly to hold together very well.

Vegan Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Molasses Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been trying to cook and bake more often. Expect more of these mini posts featuring my late night cooking adventures.

[Next Morning Update:] Wow, this got a lot interest! I didn’t originally post the recipe because it’s really not much other than a list of ingredients… and well, it didn’t exactly turn out cookies as expected, but you guys are asking for it so here you go:

Molasses Oatmeal Cookies Recipe by Vegan Wolf
½ c shortening
½ c sugar
½ c molasses
1 ½ c oats
1 c raisins
1 c nuts (opt)
1 ¼ c flour
1 T ground flax
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ t salt
1 t cinn
½ t ginger
drop by Ice cream scoop
350 15 min

That’s the extent of the recipe/instructions, but I followed it exactly other than as mentioned, the addition of ginger chunks, as well as I blended the oats with the rest of the dry ingredients first, not “creamed” into the wet ingredients which seems like a mistake to me. For shortening I used Earth Balance butter. I also added in the nuts, raisins and ginger pieces at the end after everything else had been mixed together. This did not produce anything like a cookie dough, it was dry and crumbly, attempts at rolling it into balls or lumps just fell apart.

On a positive note, the loaf/cake thingy that I turned it into instead is even tastier the next morning. It has stuck together better and isn’t as eager to fall apart when you come at it with a fork. I’m eating a nice big piece of it as we speak! So maybe you can figure out what the deal is with this recipe and force some cookies out of it… or hey, how about a cookie cake? I’ve found other vegan molasses cookie recipes with thorough instructions so I’m not giving up yet. Stay tuned for round two!

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8 Responses to “That’s the way the cookie crumbles…”
  1. VeggieGirl says:

    SCRUMPTIOUS crumble!!

  2. jennifer says:

    yum!!!! and way to think on your feet :) that would be delicious with some coffee right NOW! :)

  3. Avistrange says:

    That looks amazing! Molasses, oatmeal AND ginger??? Omg! Yes please!!

  4. Elise says:

    What’s the recipe? You’re killin me with those pictures, looks SO delicious.

  5. quarrygirl says:

    happy accident!!!! :)

  6. FoodEater says:

    Now updated with (failed) recipe!

  7. miss alix says:

    mmm i’ve been dreaming of molassas cookies. thank you for more inspiration. loving the foodbaker posts!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    oh my gosh that looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!