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Easy Cookies for the Holiday: Molasses Roll Out Cookies VIDEO

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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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  1. Jonas

    February 5, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Woot, I will celtniary put this to good use!

  2. Michelle

    December 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    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 :-)

  3. Shannon Nicole

    December 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    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.

  4. Megumi Rubenstein

    December 15, 2013 at 6:42 am

    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!

  5. Cookin Canuck

    December 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

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

  6. Susanna Faygenbaum

    December 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Can you do it with a blednder or food processor?

  7. Sharon

    December 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    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 :)

  8. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    December 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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

  9. Kate

    December 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    So cute! Love your Christmas sweater BTW.

  10. April

    December 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    They look awesome.

  11. Evangeline

    December 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Can this recipe be done without a mixer?

    • Catherine McCord

      December 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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

      • Evangeline

        December 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        awesome… thanks for this Catherine! Will try them out and gift them as presents in a mason jar.. ;)