As we head into the holidays, baking cookies are a must on the to-do list and these Spiced Molasses Drops featured in the Southern Living will please a crowd! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Christmas is in the air, do you feel it? I’m getting in the spirit of the season, which in our home that means making lots of cookies this time of year. My only complaint about this time of year is that it doesn’t last long, I feel like as soon as I get in the spirit of the holidays, they are almost over! Does anyone else feel that way? In the meantime though, I’m soaking up every single minute. I’m also grabbing some moments to myself too where I can relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, and browse the Southern Living December Issue.
Now, what did I find in this month’s magazine? So many cookie recipes that I just can’t handle myself! I want to make them all. I was inspired to make Spiced Molasses Drops, the full recipe can be found in the Southern Living December Issue, but I made a few tweaks. I decided to make these with festive sugar that can give them a little holiday flare. I also swapped out the flour for gluten-free all purpose flour. Let’s face it, I just had to make a cookie that I could enjoy myself too. These bake up quickly and they are a great mix of soft and crunchy all in one delicious cookie.
My kids and I always make a variety of cookies over winter break, then just before Christmas we make our cookie deliveries all around town to family and friends. It’s one of my favorite traditions with my kids. I hope we do it for many years to come too, I’ve started to branch out to adding a few candies to the cookie deliveries too. I’ve found anything covered in chocolate is loved by all. I also want to try the Christmas Tree Cookies found in this issue as well for our cookie baking day.
Meanwhile, as I enjoyed a cookie, I pursued the articles finding a great idea for garland down the banister of my stairs. I’ve always been a little scared to try garland down the banister, I guess I thought maybe it would be too much? This year though, I’m doing it!
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I was able to pick up a magazine plus all the ingredients while in-store at Walmart to make these delicious cookies. Of course, then I had to go back and get more ingredients to make a few more of the cookie recipes. Let’s not even get started on those featured cakes!
Now, I have Christmas music playing, the twinkling of the lights from the tree, a good movie, plus cookies. What could be better? This season is one of the best in my opinion.
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