Soft Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are easy, delicious and stay soft for days! These are a gingerbread lover’s cookie!
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Soft Gingerbread Whoopie Pies are your new favorite holiday cookie.
Don’t believe me? Try this recipe and find out for yourself.
Several weeks ago I was playing around with a soft gingerbread cookie.
I was looking for a soft fluffy cookie, not a traditional crunchy hard gingerbread cookie. And that is exactly what I got. A pillow soft cookie.
However the cookies themselves were a bit boring plain looking. Though they tasted great, they lacked that visual pizzaz.
This is when I started looking around my sprinkle and decorations box to see what I could do to jazz these cookies up.
The first thing I saw were my sprinkle eyes.
Then the wheels really got spinning and I whipped up these quick and easy Soft Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies.
My kids thought they were the greatest invention ever.
As an adult, they were tasty, but I was craving a cookie that was a bit more sophisticated, like Soft Gingerbread Whoopie Pies.
I love whoopie pies.
I mainly love them because I love homemade frosting and any excuse to smother homemade frosting on a cookie is a good excuse to me.
However what I hate is soft frosting on top of a cookie that prevents the cookies from touching or being stacked. That, my dear friend, is annoying.
Don’t misunderstand me. I LOVE soft creamy frosting. But I am just annoyed that I can’t stack my cookies.
Which is where a whoopie pie comes in.
First off, you technically get two cookies in a whoopie pie, but can call it one cookie because they are stuck together. WIN!
Second. you get a generous amount of delicious frosting. This much frosting on one cookie would seem a bit too much, but squished between two cookie is socially acceptable.
Third, while eating the cookie, your fingers technically will never get messy or dirty.
Fourth, you can stack the cookies.
Having said all of these things, I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t love a Whoopie Pie Cookie.
These Soft Gingerbread Whoopie Pies aren’t difficult to make and make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves cookies.
If you plan on doing a cookie basket, cookie swap or gifting baked goods this year, I highly suggest adding a few of these into the mix.
They are seasonal, delicious and will stay moist for days!
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature (I use salted butter)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups flour
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature (I use salted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 375*F
- Blend butter, sugar and egg. Scrape bowl as needed.
- Add molasses and mix again.
- In a small bowl combine baking soda and hot water. Mix well until soda is dissolved.
- Add soda water to butter mixture and mix.
- Add in salt, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon and mix.
- Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time until all mixed, scraping bowl as needed.
- Mixture should be the consistency of a thin brownie batter.
- Scoop batter with a small cookie scoop onto prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until soft and fluffy.
- Allow to cool.
- While cookies are cooling, make cream cheese frosting.
- Blend together cream cheese & butter.
- Add vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until all is added.
- Add heavy whipping cream and mix well, scraping bowl as needed.
- Scoop a heaping amount of frosting onto the bottom of one cookie and squish a second cookie on top.
- Do this to all of cookies and devour immediately!
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.
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