Soft & Chewy Gingerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

What do I like more than soft and chewy ginger cookies? STUFFED soft and chewy ginger sandwich cookies.

I am a *leetle* bit addicted to these cookies, ya’ll. That’s why I only make them once or twice a year. Soft cookies make my heart go pitter patter. I could die happy without ever eating another crunchy cookie again. Soft cookies though? I would probably cry myself to sleep every night. There is truly nothing better.

So my Gingerdoodle cookie recipe which has been on my blog since 2011 and is one of the most popular Christmas cookies recipes on my site. Mainly because they are the quintessential soft ginger cookie. They come out perfectly every time for anyone who makes them {as long as you follow my directions!}

This recipe is exactly the same recipe, but baked into smaller cookies and filled with a cinnamon buttercream.

Also known as heaven.

As long as you store these little babies in an airtight container, they will last up to three days…unless I’m in your house. Then they won’t make it past 24 hours. Sooooo, don’t invite me over.

For step by step instructions, click through to my original post. The photos are older, but still helpful to have.

Have a great day, friends! Merry Christmas!


Soft & Chewy Gingerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 24 sandwich cookies

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
  • for the cinnamon buttercream:
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, vanilla and molasses. Whip 1-2 minutes or until it turns a light brown color. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until dry ingredients are just combined.
  3. Scoop a 2 teaspoon ball of dough into your hands and roll. Coat in granulated sugar. Place on silicone baking mat, lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 6-7 minutes or until outside looks cooked but inside is still soft and gooey. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
  5. For the cinnamon buttercream: mix butter, sugar, vanilla cream and cinnamon together until a thick and smooth frosting forms. Spread 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of buttercream onto one cookie. Top with another cookie and place onto serving platter. Repeat with remaining cookies. Serve OR store in an airtight container for up to three days.

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  1. These look amazing! I might have to add them to my baking list this weekend!

  2. The photos make me change my baking list. Thank you and have a pleasant holidays !

  3. These look amazing! I definitely need to try them!

  4. These look divine!

  5. These cookies look absolutely amazing! I make gingerbread cookies every year because my children love to use cookie cutters and decorate cookies but these cookies sound delightful. I’m going to have to add them to my baking list. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  6. Soft molasses cookies make my daughter’s heart go wild as well. Won’t she be surprised surprised by stuffed soft cookies!

  7. I can’t wait to try these. I love your blog and your recipes.

  8. looking forward to making these cookies. always looking for new cookie recipes. So miss the cookie exchanges i used to go to in the States, that idea just hasn’t caught on here…yet!

  9. I want to try these!

  10. I love a nice soft ginger cookie. I hate the ginger cookies that are so hard. I am going to be baking this weekend.

  11. Yummy!

  12. My family would love these cookies… a great one for Christmas baking. Thank you !

  13. These look so delicious! Looking forward to baking these with my family.

  14. I was looking for one more treat to make the neighbors and this looks like the winner!

  15. I would love to make these cookies with my hubby for our Christmas Eve cookie exchange!

  16. I made these today for the holiday wrekend and they are great!

  17. Looks delicious–can’t wait to try it out!

  18. These look amazing. I think I’ll try them with cream cheese frosting!

  19. These cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes.

  20. I have never heard of these cookie sandwiches but they sound delicious. Adding them to my to do list now. Thank you I love reading your posts and all about your family. Merry Christmas!!

  21. These look amazing! Looks like I’m making more holiday cookies!

  22. These look delicious! I’ll have to make them soon!

  23. These look good!

  24. I LOVE your gingerdoodles! I’m excited to try them this way!