Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Merry Christmas!

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It’s my favorite day of the year! Everyone’s full of joy, you get to give (and receive) presents, eat good food, and spend time with family.

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And for my favorite day of the year I ended up making one of my favorite recipes to date. A luxurious, spiced cream cheese frosting in between the softest and chewiest gingersnaps I’ve ever had.

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The gingersnaps are the real star of the show here. The flavor is impeccable. So sweet and sugary yet packs a spicy punch. Really, words just cannot describe how good these cookies are. And don’t forget baking 101: cream cheese frosting makes everything better.

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These were such a huge hit with my family. They said these were the best things I’ve ever made and I definitely have to agree with them!

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Enough about these amazing cookies.. it’s CHRISTMAS! Enjoy this joyful day with your closest friends and family! And happy holidays to everyone else who doesn’t celebrate Christmas!

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Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
Ingredients: (makes 16 cookies, 8 sandwiches)
For the cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground clove
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
Sugar, for rolling

For the frosting:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices in a medium sized bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the molasses and egg until combined. Pour the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and beat until it forms a dough. Roll the dough into two tablespoon balls, slightly flatten them with the palm of your hand, and coat both sides with sugar. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. To make the frosting beat together all of the frosting ingredients until it forms a smooth, creamy mixture. Frost and enjoy!

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  1. these look so good! like little christmas cream pies

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