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

Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies @KatrinasKitchen

Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies Recipe


Prep Time:2 hours

Cook Time:9 minutes

Total Time:3 hours

Soft gingerbread men cookies sandwiched with chocolate and marshmallow fillings


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


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 375Ā°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!


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”

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

    Oh my! These are just the cutest šŸ™‚

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

    Super cute! šŸ™‚
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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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    Sue — December 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment, ladies! šŸ™‚

    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 šŸ™‚
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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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    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. šŸ™‚
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    Sue — December 13, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone!
    My recent post Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies

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    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.

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    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!!!

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    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?

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    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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