Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with cinnamon buttercream

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

  • Author: krazykitchenmom
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 60 bite-sized filled cookies 1x


Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies are filled with a creamy and delicious cinnamon cream cheese buttercream frosting.



For the cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter – softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (substitution: light brown sugar)
  • 21/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 TBS sugar for dusting

For the Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese – softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter – softened at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


For the Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Add the brown sugar, butter, molasses, and egg to a dish and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, and allspice.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop or a melon baller sized scoop, scoop cookies on the parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they just start to turn golden brown. Do not overcook the cookie; you want them a little bit chewy.
  7. Let cookies cool completely before adding the filling.

For the Filling

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients with a whisk until smooth and creamy.


  1. Place 1 TBS on filling on one cookie and top it with another cookie.

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Holiday cookies, Christmas cookies, Gingerbread cookies