12 Days of Cookies: Ginger Sandwich Cookies

Twelve Days of Cookies presented by Bridgeman’s Ice Cream returns for the 13th year.  Chef and owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes shares her recipe for Ginger Sandwich Cookies paired with Bridgeman’s Black Licorice ice cream.

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Ginger Chew Cookies


3/4 pound of sugar
10 oz butter, softened
3/8 C molasses
1 egg
1 pound of flour
1 Tablespoon baking soda
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
3/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp cloves
3/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar


Oven @ 325

1) Cream butter, sugar, and molasses until light and fluffy.

2) Add egg and mix until smooth.

3) Whisk together dry, add to wet and mix until just combined.

4) Portion and freeze.

5) Pull from freezer (do not need to thaw), roll in sugar, bake until edges are set and tops are cracking, aprox 10-12 minutes. Tap pan on counter when pulled from oven to help cookies fall.


Cream Cheese Frosting


2 lb Cream Cheese, softened
8 oz powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract


1) Using paddle, lightly beat cream cheese until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl completely.

2) Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until just combined. Scrape down sides of bowl completely and mix again.

3) Add vanilla, mix lightly to combine.

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