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soft & chewy gingerbread sandwich cookies.

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So I was in the middle of getting all my ingredients together to make chocolate chip cookies.. then I was like “well maybe I can add cinnamon and spices to these”.. then it just became a gingerbread cookie that was SUPER soft.. and I’m not mad about it.  I cut out little stars and sandwiched them together with cream cheese frosting.  YES.

Recipe: (makes about 3 dozen cookies)

for the cookies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature OR 1 & 1/2 stick butter + 1/4 cup Wild Friends Gingerbread Peanut Butter
  • 1 & 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 & 1/2 cup flour OR Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix (adds more protein)
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar together until fluffy – about 3 minutes.
  • Add vanilla extract, egg and molasses and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and salt and whisk together.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in about 3 increments, mixing after each addition.
  • Grease a baking sheet and place about 1 tablespoon of batter for each cookie.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until browned (I always take my cookies out a little bit before they’re done – so I go for the 8 minute mark depending on the size of the cookie)
  • Let cool slightly, then transfer to cooling rack.

Recipe:

for the icing: 

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Place butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a bowl.
  • With an electric mixer, beat until combined.
  • Add powdered sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time (so you don’t make a huge mess) and beat until combined after each addition.
  • Once cookies are cool, make sandwich cookies!  (about 1-2 tablespoons in the middle of two cookies)
  • Enjoy!

By Gabrielle

food is my passion. i spend most of my free time looking for ways to make my recipes better, or even to think of new ones! i love making healthy (and TASTY) foods that will be an inspiration for people to get on track and start eating well and living life to the fullest!! love the life you live.

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