Gingersnaps with Orange Ginger Cream Filling

Gingersnaps with Orange Ginger Cream Filling

Photo by Maria I.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Cookies:

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • ½

    tsp baking soda

  • tsp ground cinnamon

  • 2

    tsp ground ginger

  • ¼

    tsp ground cloves

  • ¼

    tsp salt

  • 12

    TBS unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ½

    cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

  • 1

    cup granulated white sugar, divided

  • ¼

    cup molasses

  • 1

    lrg egg

  • ½

    tsp vanilla

  • Filling:

  • 4

    oz cream cheese

  • 2

    TBS unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ½

    tsp vanilla extract

  • 1

    tsp orange zest

  • 1

    tsp orange juice

  • ½

    tsp ground ginger

  • cups powered sugar, plus more as needed

Directions

Cookies: 1) In a med bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until fluffy, about 2 mins. Add molasses, egg and vanilla and beat at med-high until incorporated, about 30 secs. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture and mix until well combined. Cover and chill at least 30 mins or up to 1 day. 2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar to coat. Arrange about 2 inches apart on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Using the bottom of a glass that has been lightly greased then dipped sugar, flatten dough into 1/4 inch thick disks. Bake 13 - 15 mins, or until firm. Remove from oven and immediately transfer cookies to cooling racks. Filling: 1) In a med bowl, combine all ingredients; mix until smooth, adding more powdered sugar as needed (filling should be the consistency fo very thick frosting). With a small spatula, frost bottom of half of the cookies (about 1 tsp filling each); top with remaining cookies (so bottom sides are together) to make sandwich cookies.


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