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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 10: Molasses Drop Cookies
December 22, 2015
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Feature: Day 10 - Molasses Drop Cookies: Soft Variation of the Crispy Traditional Version

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Molasses Drop Cookies are more a molded cookie than a drop cookie. The cookie dough is rolled into a ball, flattened with a drinking glass, and sprinkled with decorator sugar before baking.

But the real tweak to the traditional Molasses Cookies recipe is the grated orange peel, which adds a fruity flavor to the cookies. 

And the proportions in this recipe and the additional milk also mean these cookies are soft – not crisp, like traditional ginger cookies or ginger snaps. (If you prefer a crispier texture, bake these cookies 2-3 minutes longer than the recipe calls for.)

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 10 minutes
Makes about 5 dozen cookies

Get the full Molasses Drop Cookies recipe… and check out our Drop Cookies Pinterest board for more easy drop cookie recipes you can make for Christmas.

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To Help You Make the Cookies In This Issue

In case you don’t have these in your kitchen already, here is some gear you need to make the recipes in this issue!

Wilton White Sparkling Sugar, 8 ounces OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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