A Ginger Sandwich Cookie is light and fluffy marshmallow buttercream sandwiched between two soft and chewy homemade ginger cookies. The cookies are amazing all on their own, but when paired with marshmallow buttercream, it is an outstanding sandwich cookie! I also have a Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie that is outstanding!

Stack of Ginger Cookie Sandwiches
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Ingredients & Substitutions

There are two parts to this recipe–the soft and chewy ginger cookies and the sweet buttercream filling.

Ginger: I used ground ginger for the cookies. If you only have fresh ginger, you will need about a tablespoon of fresh for each 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of ground.

Molasses: I have had questions if you have to use molasses in the cookies. I do recommend it, but sometimes you may not have it on hand. In this recipe specifically, you can simply omit the molasses. The cookies will be much lighter, but they will still have a hint of molasses flavor due to the brown sugar.

Marshmallow Fluff: Marshmallow fluff, or marshmallow creme, is not even made with marshmallows, but it has a similar flavor. Make your own or use store-bought.

Assembling a Ginger Cookie Sandwich

How to Make Marshmallow Buttercream Filling

  • Cream the butter with a handheld mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  • Add in the almond extract and salt.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the confectioners’ sugar at a time until all the sugar is added. Mix on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Gently fold the marshmallow creme (or fluff) into the mixture by hand.

After the buttercream is made and the ginger cookies are cooled, spread the buttercream on the bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies to get this yummy Ginger Sandwich Cookie.

Bowl of Marshmallow Buttercream Used in Ginger Cookie Sandwiches

How To Store Ginger Sandwich Cookies

Because of the marshmallow buttercream, I recommend storing these in the refrigerator. They will last 3-5 days if in an airtight container. You can also freeze these sandwich cookies – simply place them in an airtight or freezer-safe container and store them for 2-3 months. Be sure to label and date.

Hand Holding Ginger Cookie Sandwiches

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5 from 24 votes

Ginger Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
A Ginger Sandwich Cookie is light and fluffy marshmallow buttercream sandwiched between two soft and chewy homemade ginger cookies.


Ginger Cookies

  • 2 ¼ cups (281 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks / 170 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200 g) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (84 g) molasses
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, for rolling



Ginger Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and molasses, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture. Mix until fully combined.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch sized balls, rolling them into the granulated sugar.
  • Place the cookies a couple of inches apart onto the lined baking sheet, flattening slightly.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, letting them cool before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until the butter is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the almond extract and salt.
  • Add in the confectioners' sugar, about ½ cup at a time. Once all the sugar is added, mix on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once fully combined, fold the marshmallow creme into the frosting by hand.
  • Spread the filling on the bottoms of half the cookies and top with the remaining cookies.


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Reader Comments

  1. I made these and they turned out wonderful! But I had over twice as much icing as I needed, so I’ll make another batch of the cookies. The only changes I made were, I replaced the granulated sugar with stevia ( I know it’s kind of a mute point, but I cut back where I can). I also left out the cloves completely, as I hate them. Apparently bugs do too, because if I keep an open container of cloves near my pasta boxes in the cabinet, the bugs don’t come around.

  2. I just made these tonight to take to a family pot luck tomorrow and they are wonderful. I did substitute vanilla extract for almond extract in the icing. next time I will double the cookie recipe to use all of the icing. I could honestly sit here and eat them all and the die of a sugar overdose. 😀

  3. I did an assortment of cookies for a small Christmas baking exchange…. These were everyone’s favorite! Absolutely fantastic! Thank you 😊

  4. Haven’t tried these yet. Wanted to make sure I was reading this right, this recipe will only make 16 cookie rounds, enough for 8 sandwiches? They look so good, but it seems like a lot of work for just 8 sandwiches.

  5. A couple questions on the freezing method. Do you freeze the entire cookie, filling included? When you’re ready eat, do you thaw overnight in the fridge or on the counter top for a few hours? I’ve never tried freezing prepared cookies, just the dough. Wondering if the freezer changes the structural integrity of the cookie.

  6. Made this today! I used a cookie scoop to make sure my cookies were somewhat similar in size.
    I also used vanilla extract in place of almond in the frosting.
    These are not only pretty, but they taste amazing! The marshmallow frosting is the best!

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