These Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with a delicious cream filling that will put you in the Christmas spirit!
2sticks butterunsalted, room temperature
1cuplight brown sugarpacked
1 1/2teaspoonground ginger
1 1/2teaspoonbaking soda
Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Spray with baking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, blend the butter and brown sugar together until well combined. Add the molasses and egg. Blend together once more. In a separate bowl, add the flour, pumpkin spice, ground ginger, salt, baking soda, and whisk. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until combined.
Form the dough into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator for, 30minutes- 1 hour. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and be sure to flour your hands. Roll the dough to be about ⅛ in thickness. Use the cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the dough.
Press M& M’s into the gingerbread sightly as desired. Place on a baking sheet about one inch apart and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer to cooling rack. Repeat the process to bake all cookies.
For the cream filling, add the shortening, powdered sugar, fluff, vanilla extract, salt and milk, and mix until creamy and smooth. If the mixture still isn’t smooth add a tablespoon of milk until the desired consistency has been reached. Place the filling in a piping bag. Pipe the filling onto the inside of a gingerbread cookie and place another cookie on top making a sandwich. Continue until all cookies have been made. Serve as desired.
Stored in an airtight container, these cookies with keep for 2-3 weeks.
Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 501Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.