Molasses Roll Out Cookies VIDEO


As much fun as kids have simply making cookie dough, they get so much added enjoyment out of rolling it and then using cookie cutters to cut out their favorite shapes.

Last week I made three separate batches of dough for Sugar, Gingerbread and Chocolate Orange Snap cookies and let Kenya and Chloe go wild with my cookie cuter collection. Roll out doughs are a time-challenged baker's best friend because they are easy to make and require no refrigerating so you can make cookies impulsively and quickly. They had the best time popping out mini ornaments, Christmas trees, candy canes and more. Over the years I've collected hundreds of cutters and stored them in a big drawer so my kids can easily grab them whenever they want to make something with them like Egg in the Hole or cookies.

The best part about our latest baking adventure is that we made so many cookies I froze six bags full, so we'll have holiday treats for weeks to come. Watch this quick video and see just how easy cookie baking can be!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Evangeline

    Can this recipe be done without a mixer?

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    • Catherine McCord

      You can mix it by hand! It will just take a bit longer. :)

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  • April

    They look awesome.

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  • Kate

    So cute! Love your Christmas sweater BTW.

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  • Barbara Barbara Bakes

    You're so adorable in your videos. The cookies look pretty good too. ;)

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  • Sharon

    Just made these, love them! Used 2 1/2 cups flour I had 2 cups written down (?) which wasn't enough. Such nice dough to work with and detailed cookie cutters worked great! We did nativity scene cutters - they look great! My 2 1/2 and 4 year old girls had a blast. Easy for them to roll and not sticky at all. Taste is on the plain side for all the color of the molasses, will probably add a pinch of something to the frosting - if they make it that long :)

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  • Susanna Faygenbaum

    Can you do it with a blednder or food processor?

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  • Cookin Canuck

    Fun video, Catherine. My kids would love to help me make these!

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  • Megumi Rubenstein

    Made these today and the texture of the dough was perfect! Super easy to work with. My 2 1./2 year old son and his friend had a great time cutting out the shapes and enjoyed eating their finished product. Was a really fun Sunday afternoon activity. Thank you for the simple and fool proof recipe!

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  • Shannon Nicole

    Made these and they were fantastic!! The kids and I had so much fun and they tasted delicious. I say tasted because they are all gone.

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  • Michelle

    This recipe looks awesome! Can't wait to try it. And definitely going to use the parchment paper trick! I bought your book a few months ago. I have been feeding my year old boy your recipes! Thanks for all the \"Weelicious\" ideas :-)

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  • Jonas

    Woot, I will celtniary put this to good use!

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