Ginger Snap Sandwich Cookies Recipe


Makes: About 40 sandwich cookies
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and clove; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg; mix well. Add vanilla and molasses; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix until blended.

Step 3

Divide dough into 2 balls. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 in. wide and 1/8 in. thick. Using a Linzer Sandwich Cookie Cutter cut approximately 40 bottom cookies and 40 top cookies using insert. Reroll dough if necessary.

Step 4

In small bowl, combine remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water; beat until smooth. Brush cookie tops with egg wash and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.

Step 5

Bake 6-8 minutes or center of cookies are firm to the touch. Cool on pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling gird and cool completely.

Step 6

For filling, in large bowl beat cream cheese and caramel topping with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar. Beat on high until smooth. Using spatula, ice bottom cookie with filling. Place top cookie on top and drizzle with caramel topping.

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all-purpose flour

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground ginger

ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

butter, softened

3/4 cup butter, softened (1-1/2 sticks)

firmly packed dark brown sugar

3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

Eggs

2 Eggs (divided)

molasses

1/2 cup molasses

cream cheese, softened

1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)

caramel ice cream topping or sauce

2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping or sauce (plus additional for garnish)

sifted confectioners' sugar

3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

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