Gingersnap-Raspberry Sandwiches

These are very simple cookies to make and they have the right balance of ginger and sweetness. These cookies are very good, just plain. I absolutely LOVED the raspberry jam combo! These cookies are excellent with a cup of hot tea-- very comforting and special. I found this recipe in Martha Stewart's Cookie Book, and I shall make it again. To see how these are made, please visit: http://foodiewife-kitchen.blogspot.com/2009/11/gingersnap-raspberry-sandwiches-from.html

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This recipe makes lovely little cookie sandwiches reminiscent of macarons or whoopie pies.

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This recipe makes lovely little cookie sandwiches reminiscent of macarons or whoopie pies.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    dozen


Ingredients

  • 8

    tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ¼

    cup vegetable shortening

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    teaspoons baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1

    tablespoon ground ginger

  • ¼

    cup pure maple syrup

  • 1

    large egg, beaten

  • 1

    cup raspberry jam with seeds

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F with one rack positioned in center of oven; line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, shortening, and 1 cup sugar on medium speed. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Add maple syrup to butter mixture; beat to combine. Beat in egg until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low; slowly add the reserved flour mixture, a little at a time, until well blended. Place remaining cup sugar in a bowl. Measure 2 teaspoons dough; roll into a ball. Roll dough in sugar; transfer to sheet. Repeat, spacing balls 3 inches apart. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Form and bake the remaining dough. Spread about 2 teaspoons jam over half of the cookies; place a second cookie on top of jam-covered ones, making sandwiches. Serve.


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