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[Cookie Elf File #427] Easy Molasses Drop Cookies: Just Like Grandma Made, Only Easier
September 21, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to make baking cookies easy and fun for your family.

Remember cookies baking in your grandma’s kitchen? Now it’s your turn. And it’s easier with this Molasses Drop Cookies recipe. Enjoy!

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Feature: Molasses Drop Cookies - Just Like Grandma Made, Only Easier

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Molasses Drop Cookies are rolled into a ball, flattened with a drinking glass, and sprinkled with decorator sugar before baking.

Just like Grandma made. Or your image of a grandma baking cookies.

But the real tweak in this recipe compared with traditional Molasses Cookies (apart from the molasses, of course – that thick, bittersweet syrup from sugar cane that was used as a sweetener until World War I) is the grated orange peel.

Yessiree, that twist of citrus does it.

This version makes cookies that are soft – not crisp, like traditional ginger cookies or ginger snaps. It’s all in the proportions, folks.

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

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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