Ginger Sandwich Cookies


I did a terrible terrible thing guys.


The kind of thing that gets you kicked off the Polar Express. Or high-fived by the Grinch….


I’m home in the burbs this week for a catering gig so I’ve been staying at my parent’s house (using my mom’s 2 oven kitchen instead of my 1 oven apartment is FABULOUS) and I needed to take pics of these yummy yummy Ginger Sandwich Cookies… only problem is that my food props have been mercilessly evicted from my mom’s kitchen so I was sent on a scavenger hunt in our storage room to track down my mini white plates. I was going through cupboards…until I found one with a key (so exciting! there’s never a key…) so I opened it…..


……and found every. single. Christmas present! Unwrapped. I felt like a 7 year old again, waiting for my mom to ground me. Like she was going to take away my Tamagatchi (please tell me you guys know what that is). So instead of fessing up I’ve been on a Christmas cookie baking binge to restore holiday order. Enter Ginger Sandwich Cookies. 


And these cookies are fabulous!! I’ve tried a couple different ginger cookie recipes so far this season and these are my absolute favorite. The ginger cookie is soft with a perfectly balanced smooth flavor – and the light lemon cream cheese frosting sandwiched in between is so so good. I wish I could take credit for this recipe but it all goes to Fine Cooking. I swear by their cookie recipes, I’m making at least 3 of them for Christmas day.


Sandwich cookies are always a little more time consuming but these are totally worth it. You can make the actual ginger cookies weeks in advance and freeze – then make the frosting whenever you want to serve them and easily assemble. These will definitely be debuting this year at my house!





  1. LOL! I think binge baking is definitely the way to solve your problem ;) These look delish, thanks for the recipe!

  2. oh no! I totally would’ve burst into tears, I hate ruining the surprise! lol

    these cookies look SO crisp and celicious and def. the perfect way to get back in Santa’s good graces ;P

  3. You are the cutest thing ever! To bake extra cookies to make up for finding all of the unwrapped presents… Santa will definitely put you back on the “Nice List” after that! Especially if you leave out some of these ginger cookies for him. They look so moist and spicy and perfect!

    Hope the catering gig went well!!

  4. ooo! Yes please! I love the spiciness of these kinds of cookies. They look perfect!

  5. I totally remember Tamagachi. They were a hit in my younger days. These cookies look perfect. I’m so sorry you found all of your gifts. I know I hate it when a surprise is ruined.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha thanks Jennie, its ok, still excited for Christmas, 6 more days, have a great holiday!

  6. Sandwich cookies are awesome!

  7. Merry Christmas Kristina! These look wonderful, I’ve always had such a soft spot for ginger flavoured things. Will definitely be “whipping” these up!

  8. Haha, that`s so cute of you!! But, I totally love the lemon ginger combo! These look crazy addicting!

  9. Chewy Ginger Snap Cookies with Icing are AMAZING!!!!

  10. These adorable cookies are calling my name!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      They’re so so yummy Jocelyn! I found the recipe in Fine Cooking this year and they were a huge this over Christmas :)