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

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

More Popular Cookies

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. Hi okay these are so friggin good I can’t stop eating them and I haven’t even made them into the sammies yet.

  2. These are amazing! Perfect cookies, soft and gently sliced. Made the filling, too and it’s delicious but it’s possible I will have a lot leftover since I already scarfed thirty of the cookies. Guess I’ll make the chocolate sandwich cookies tomorrow? 😬 Thank you for the great recipe.

  3. These are scrumptious! I love molasses / spice cookies and these are soft and flavorful! I ended up making a second batch to use up rest of the filling… and then made another batch… I have to hide them from the fam if I want any to be left over for serving guests or taking to work!

  4. These are delicious! I didn’t press mine down enough and they didn’t flatten very much during cooking. I honestly think next time I make them, I will not make them into sandwiches. There is plenty of leftover frosting to just top each individual cookie. So good though! I highly recommend.

  5. I decided to add these to my holiday cookie boxes this year, and they have been an immediate favorite, that will now need to become a permanent fixture in holiday gifting. I subbed the flour for gluten-free 1:1 (bob’s red mill), and it did not compromise the outcome whatsoever. They are perfection! Soft, chewy, perfectly spiced, with fluffy buttercream sandwiched between. Thank you for this incredible recipe.

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