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The BEST Gingerbread Orange Sandwich Cookies!

January 17, 2023
1 Ratings
Photo by Avery's Kitchen Dance
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • makes 16 cookie sandwiches
Author Notes

Chewy spiced cookies layered with a creamy orange buttercream equals a holiday dessert that will steal the show at your Christmas gathering! The flavor of these gingerbread orange sandwich cookies are a fun twist on the classic oatmeal cream pie that both kids and adults will enjoy! —Avery's Kitchen Dance

What You'll Need
  • Cookie Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • Orange Buttercream Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces full fat block-style cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, quick oats, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until the butter is light and fluffy. Add the molasses and egg and beat until well-mixed. To the butter/sugar mixture, add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until a soft, sticky dough forms. Allow the dough to chill in the fridge for about an hour.
  2. After the dough has chilled, preheat your oven to 350 °F and line two large baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. For each cookie, measure about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place the balls 1 inch apart on the prepared pans and bake for 10-11 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly browned. Transfer the cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely while you make the orange buttercream.
  3. For the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the salt, orange zest and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Sift in the powdered sugar a little at a time, beating well after each addition. If the frosting is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of orange juice.
  4. For each cookie sandwich, spread or pipe a scant tablespoon of frosting onto one cookie and then sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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