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Gingerbread Men Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 9 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs
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:
  • 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.