Christmas Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

Posted on November 13, 2015 in Cookies

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe chocolatiers at Hotel Chocolat have created an amazing selection of christmas inspired goodies with new recipes and of course old favourites for the upcoming season.

Ive been lucky enough to try out some of their products and incorporate them into some of my own baking recipes. 

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The first goodie I chose was their award-winning Christmas gingerbread spread. Lavish on thick cut bread, toasted muffins or Christmas cupcakes. This limited-edition chocolate spread needs to be on your shopping list. 

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Today I’m excited to share with you a truly delectable recipe – Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with a buttercream filling has holiday baking written all over it. From festive spices to beautiful presentation, anyone would be happy to see next to the tree, these cookies have got it all.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALet the holiday baking begin and let these cookies be at the top of that holiday baking list! These cookies  simply explode with flavour, they are anything but boring. They are loaded with gingery goodness which is deliciously complimented by all the other spices and the treacle just give them such a  depth of flavor that you just don’t find in any other cookie.

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These cookies are more on the soft and chewy side with those nicely crisp edges, which is the way I prefer them, but if you’d like more of a crisp  ginger cookie just bake them a few minutes longer than listed.

 These taste like gingersnaps, but the texture is soft.  And soft cookies are key to cookie sandwiches.  If your sandwich cookies are too hard, you’ll bite into them and buttercream will go all over the place!

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Christmas Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
Serves 12
Chewy but soft Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with a sweet ginger buttercream creme filling make a delightful holiday treat.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
560 calories
80 g
80 g
25 g
5 g
15 g
165 g
278 g
53 g
1 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
165g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560
Calories from Fat 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g
39%
Saturated Fat 15g
75%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 80mg
27%
Sodium 278mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 80g
27%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 53g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
9%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 300g plain flour
  2. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 2 tsp ground ginger
  5. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  7. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  8. 170g unsalted butter, softened
  9. 110g + 3 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  10. 110g packed light-brown sugar
  11. 1 large egg
  12. 80g cup treacle
  13. 150g unsalted butter
  14. 2 tlbs milk
  15. 320g icing sugar
  16. 2 tbls gingerbread spread
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, 100g granulated sugar and brown sugar until well blended. Mix in egg, then blend in treacle and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Cover bowl with clingfilm and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 180C.
  3. Scoop out about 1 Tbsp at a time, shape into balls then roll in remaining 3 Tbsp granulated sugar. Transfer to lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 8 - 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the gingerbread buttercream beat the butter with an electric mixer for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the milk and the gradually add the icing sugar. Beat for 5 minutes. Next add the gingerbread spread and beat again for another 2 minutes. Put the buttercream into a icing bag fitted with a nozzle. Swirl the buttercream over one cookie and top with another to make a sandwich.
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calories
560
fat
25g
protein
5g
carbs
80g
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