Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies


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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

Soft gingerbread men cookies sandwiched with chocolate and marshmallow fillings
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 3 hours

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

Instructions

  • For the Gingerbread Cookies:
  • 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.
  • Beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Decorate half of them with royal icing details to look like gingerbread men. While the icing dries prepare filling.
  • For the Marshmallow Filling:
  • 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.
  • Heat marshmallow cream in microwave for 10 seconds to soften. Spread marshmallow on a cookie, chocolate on another and sandwich together.

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!

- Katrina

20 Responses to “Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies”

  1. #
    Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Oh my! These are just the cutest 🙂

  2. #
    Blog New Blacxk — December 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Super cute! 🙂
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    Not Rachael Ray — December 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    So cute!

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    Mary — December 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    These really do look wonderful. I've never thought to make my gingerbread men into sandwich cookies. That really is a great idea. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll defintely beback. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    michelle — December 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    awesome! they are so cute!
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  6. #
    Sue — December 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment, ladies! 🙂

    Sue of Munchkin Munchies
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    amanda @ fake ginger — December 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    So cute! I've never seen gingerbread sandwich cookies – awesome idea!
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    Rachel — December 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    These are so cute! My kids would love making and devouring them 🙂
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    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — December 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    The only thing that could possible make those cute little gingerbread men better is for them to be sandwich cookies! Delicious! Brilliant! I want!!
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    freshandfoodie — December 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Adorable as always. I love me some chubby little gingerbread men — especially sandwiched with some yummy filling!
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  11. #
    trish — December 12, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    now I really love these! how tasty!

  12. #
    Kristen — December 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Those cookies sound delicious as well as being adorable. Great guest post!!

  13. #
    Baker Street — December 13, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Heh! These are so adorable! Lovely guest post. 🙂
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  14. #
    Sue — December 13, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone!
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  15. #
    Becky — December 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Sue- Your Gingermen are adorable, and could they be even cuter, as Gingermen Sandwich cookie? . I'm trying your recipe next year. I tried making gingerbread dough, and it was way too soft, so I made gingersnaps.

  16. #
    angie stricksonne — December 17, 2011 at 1:07 am

    mmmmmmhhhh, awwwwwwww, love your gingerbreads!!!!!!! greetings from angie (germany)
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    Clairette — December 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Oh my God! What a GREAT idea!
    I'm gonna feed my family with these lovely men so they can discover American Christmas food!
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    sweetsugarbelle — December 22, 2011 at 5:01 am

    These are PERFECT!!!

  19. #
    Eva — November 14, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Hi. Im from Greece and i can’t find here the marshmallow cream. Is there anyway that i can make it myself or something that i can substitute the marshmallow cream with?

  20. #
    Christina — July 6, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Love these cookies! I’d like to make them for a cookie exchange this year. How many does one recipe make? Thank you!

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