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Ginger Cream Sandwich Cookies

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

My husband and I go back and forth on what cookies are best. He prefers his crisp and crunchy, and while I can appreciate a crisp cookie when the type of cookie is meant to be as such, I do not like all my cookies to be crisp. For instance, a giant chocolate chip cookie had better be chewy on the inside and full of moist chocolate chips. A peanut butter blossom that you have to crack in half just does not hold the same appeal for me as one that gives easily when you bite down. Likewise, a spice cookie should be chewy. If I wanted a gingersnap to snap, I’d make them.

So, these cookies are to combat the crunch my husband makes as he eats his cookies, cooked slightly longer and left on the counter a bit. Soft and chewy, they’re the perfect little bits of spice, stuffed with cream for your New Year’s Eve or to serve as an after-school snack your kids are sure to go nuts over.

Ginger Cream Sandwich Cookies inspired by Aimee’s Spice Cookies from Simple Bites

3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons white vinegar
3-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup vanilla buttercream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, molasses, grated ginger and vinegar. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger and cloves. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.

Roll the dough into 1″ balls and then roll the balls into sugar. Place 2″ apart on a baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes until just set. Cool a few minutes on pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. minutes on the pan, then loosen with a spatula and transfer to a wire rack.

When cookies are cool, sandwich 1-2 teaspoons of buttercream between two cookies. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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0 thoughts on “Ginger Cream Sandwich Cookies

  1. Amanda says:

    Beautiful cookies… I would LOVE to make these! Thanks for posting this recipe!

  2. naomi says:

    Okay, seriously -YUM! I love ginger cookies of any kind fill it with some cream and I’m all over it.

  3. Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    These sound seriously delicious!

  4. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul says:

    Wow, these look so scrumptious! I love anything with Ginger and Buttercream :)

  5. Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Oh, gosh, it’s been way to long since I’ve made these, and I’m sure my 5yo would agree.
    Love what you’ve done with them!

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