{taste this} quick gingerbread sandwich cookies

Happy Tuesday (or close to it)!  It is definitely happy around here … because I am off work until the 27th – woo hoo!!  I plan to spend some time cleaning, shopping, organizing, crafting and just hanging out with The Bugs and The Saint.  My to-do list is much more impressive than what I’ll actually get done, but that is the beauty of time off, isn’t it?!

Between laundry, crafting and watching “my” shows on the DVR, I thought I would take a break to share a quick and easy cookie that is perfect for cold days, snuggling under a blanket with a cup of something warm and a Christmas movie!!  This week’s {taste this tuesday} recipe is for quick gingerbread sandwich cookies! 


If you have a favorite gingerbread cookie recipe, then by all means use it … but I used store bought gingerbread cookies from the Immaculate Baking Co. and HOLY SMOKES are they delicious!  (This is how the “quick” came to be in this recipe, ha ha!) 

While your cookies are cooling, whip up the cinnamon sugar cream cheese filling!!  Using an electric hand mixer, in a large mixing bowl combine the following and mix well:

  • 1 package softened cream cheese (regular or reduced fat) – 8 oz.
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • about 1/8 cup milk

Add a dollop of filling between two cooled gingerbread cookies.  Since the filling contains cream cheese and milk, chill these until they are ready to serve.  The refrigeration also helps the filling set up a bit.   This recipe filled 12 sandwich cookies and there might have been just enough left over to schmear on a toasted bagel, too ;)

This spicy cookie with the sweet and slightly tangy filling is perfect for your cookie exchange, holiday party, neighborhood gift giving … and I’m pretty sure Santa wouldn’t mind finding these on Christmas Eve either!


If you need some ideas on packaging homemade goodies like these sandwich cookies for holiday gift giving (using stuff you probably already have around your home!), check out the pinspired pretty packages party I threw for 22 of my best girl friends – part 1 and part 2!!


Hope you were inspired to {taste this}!!


    Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays!
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    Comments

    1. yum! I love gingerbread cookies

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    2. Yummy! This is a great idea!

    3. Oh my!! I just made gingerbread cookies today by coincidence. Is it fate? I have cream cheese in the fridge. I think I should go make a batch of this filling and make sandwiches out of my cookies!! Thank you for this idea! My family is going to loooove it…

    4. Yes please!! I love gingerbread so much, and sandwiched with frosting? Even better! Plus then I get to eat two. :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

    5. Oh yum yum yum. I really need to make homemade ginger bread cookies ASAP! I’ve never had them!

    6. i love this because I just made homemade Gingerbread for the first time and these cookies remind me of Whoopie pies which I made this summer! so happy I came over from Momnivore’s Dilemna.

    7. These look scrumptious!!! thanks for linking up!

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    9. These sound so good! We made gingerbread reindeer, but I’d love to try them with the filling!

      Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Thanks for linking up to Momtrends.com Friday Food!

    10. Yum! Thanks for linking up :)

    11. These look so good! My little guy loves gingerbread, so I will put these on my must bake list! xoxo

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