Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies

I’m happy to host Sue who blogs at Munchkin Munchies today. She is always baking up fun a whimsical treats for her little munchkins. I’ve lost track of how many grandchildren she has – but I know they much have a blast at Grandma’s house!

Hello Cookie Fans!  When Katrina invited me to her cookie event I was so honored and excited!  I am very happy to be here with her and all the other cookie bakers “In Katrina’s Kitchen”! I just love her site; it’s such a happy spot on the internet:)   My name is Sue and the name of my blog is Munchkin Munchies.  I love baking, especially with my munchkins (grandchildren) in mind.

Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies @KatrinasKitchen

I had such a hard time deciding on which cookie to make, but finally picked a classic Christmas cookie with a bit of a different spin, a  gingerbread man sandwich cookie.  The cookie recipe itself is a little more of a spice, butter cookie than a traditional gingerbread cookie, but it worked out great with the chocolate, marshmallow filling.

Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies @KatrinasKitchen

I was really happy with how all the flavors worked together just right. I used a gingerbread recipe that I hadn’t used before and a filling recipe from another cookie that was found at parenting.com.

Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies @KatrinasKitchen

Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Soft gingerbread men cookies sandwiched with chocolate and marshmallow fillings

Ingredients:

For the Gingerbread Cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Royal icing

For the Marshmallow Filling:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow cream

Directions:

For the Gingerbread Cookies:

  1. Combine sugar, butter, egg, molasses and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients.
  2. Beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).
  3. Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 4-inch cookie cutter.
  4. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely. Match up pairs of cookies that are similar.
  5. Decorate half of them with royal icing details to look like gingerbread men. While the icing dries prepare filling.

For the Marshmallow Filling:

  1. Place chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; heat about 1 minute, until just melted. Let stand for 30 minutes, or until slightly stiff.
  2. Heat marshmallow cream in microwave for 10 seconds to soften. Spread marshmallow on a cookie, chocolate on another and sandwich together.

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Thanks for being a great hostess, Katrina and inviting me to the party!

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I told you she makes cute food! Some of Sue’s other creations that I love: Fallen Leaves Cookies, Birthday Cake Brownie Pops, and Rudoph’s Nose!