Gingerbread cookie sandwiches with marshmallow frosting

Prep 20 min
Total 1 hour 30 min
Makes 95 cookies

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Ingredients

3 cups
all-purpose flour
4 tsp
ground ginger
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
3/4 cup
unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup
lightly packed brown sugar
1
egg
1/2 cup
fancy molasses

10-minute marshmallow frosting

3/4 cup
granulated sugar
3 tbsp
2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
pinch of salt
1 tsp

Instructions

  • STIR flour, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • BEAT butter and brown sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, for 2 min. Beat in egg and molasses. Gradually add flour mixture. Divide dough into 4 portions. Form into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 min or up to 1 week, or freeze up to 1 month.
  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Roll out 1 disc of dough on a floured surface to ⅛-in. thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Transfer to prepared baking sheets.
  • BAKE until deep brown around edges and firm to the touch, about 7 min. Larger cut-outs may require more baking time. Repeat with remaining dough. Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Cool sheets slightly before the next batch.
  • STIR egg whites, sugar, 3 tbsp water, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt in a large metal bowl set over a large pot with 1 in. of simmering water until sugar dissolves, about 3 min. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high over water, until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted, about 7 min. Remove from heat.
  • BEAT in vanilla until combined. Use to sandwich gingerbread cookies together. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Tip: Allow chilled dough to sit for 5 min before rolling out. It will be easier to roll.

 

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Nutrition

Calories 56
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrates 10 g
Fat 2 g
Sodium 4 mg
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Chatelaine Cookies: Gingerbread cookies

Issue: December 2016

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