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[12 Days of Christmas Cookies] Days 9 & 10: Molasses Drop Cookies and Hot Chocolate Cookies
December 17, 2019
|Dear Cookie Elf reader,
Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File! It’s that time of year when we send you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake 12 days of Christmas cookies.
This year, we’re sending you two recipes in each email to cut down on the mail in your inbox. Bookmark or pin these recipes so you can use them in your holiday baking.
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12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 9: Molasses Drop Cookies - Soft Variation of the Crispy Traditional Version
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
Get the full Molasses Drop Cookies… and check out our Drop Cookies Pinterest board for more easy drop cookie recipes you can make for Christmas.
12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 10: Hot Chocolate Cookies - Better Than Cocoa!
These amazing drop cookies have just enough chocolate in the dough to classify them as a chocolate cookie.
But it’s the chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows – melted and browned on the top, just like they’d be if warmed under an oven broiler or over a campfire – that mimic a mug of hot cocoa.
The marshmallows melt and ooze, adding a hint of caramel flavor, too. Pair them up with a glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate and you'll feel cozy and warm even when it's cold outside.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Get the full Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe … and check out our Chocolate Cookies Pinterest board for more easy chocolate cookie recipes you can make during the holidays.
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That’s it for now. See you next time!
Kathy, The Cookie Elf
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