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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!