Recipe: Gingerbread Center Sugar Cookies

These cookies do take a bit of work but not much more than your average cut out cookie. They have a really pleasing shape and the two different tastes make for a fun cookie experience that’s worth whipping up an extra dough for.

Gingerbread Center Sugar Cookies

AuthorMab

Yields30 Servings

Ingredients
Sugar Cookie Dough
 1 cup butter
 1 cup sugar
 1 egg
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 3 cups flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
Gingerbread Dough
 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup brown sugar
  cup molasses
 2 eggs
 4 cups flour
 ½ tsp each: allspice, cloves, cinnamon, ginger
 1 tsp salt

Directions
1

Start by making the sugar dough: In a mixing bowl cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy.

2

To the mixture add the egg and vanilla extract.

3

Slowly add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix gently until incorporated and dough forms with a spatula.

4

Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

5

Next make the gingerbread dough: In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.

6

Stir in the molasses and eggs.

7

Add to that the flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger and beat in to the molasses mixture until a stiff dough forms.

8

Wrap in plastic and chill for 20-30 minutes.

9

Assembling the cookies: Roll both doughs out on a floured surface until dough is about 1/8" thickness. Use a round cookie cutter or the mouth of a glass to cut circles out of the sugar cookie dough. Then use the shaped cookie cutter inside of the circle. Place the circles with cut out shapes on a parchment lined baking sheet.

10

Use the shaped cookie cutter on the gingerbread dough and place the shape inside of the cut out sugar cookie.

11

Continue assembling cookies until you run out of dough.
Bake at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes.

Adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients

Ingredients
Sugar Cookie Dough
 1 cup butter
 1 cup sugar
 1 egg
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 3 cups flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
Gingerbread Dough
 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup brown sugar
  cup molasses
 2 eggs
 4 cups flour
 ½ tsp each: allspice, cloves, cinnamon, ginger
 1 tsp salt

Directions

Directions
1

Start by making the sugar dough: In a mixing bowl cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy.

2

To the mixture add the egg and vanilla extract.

3

Slowly add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix gently until incorporated and dough forms with a spatula.

4

Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

5

Next make the gingerbread dough: In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.

6

Stir in the molasses and eggs.

7

Add to that the flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger and beat in to the molasses mixture until a stiff dough forms.

8

Wrap in plastic and chill for 20-30 minutes.

9

Assembling the cookies: Roll both doughs out on a floured surface until dough is about 1/8" thickness. Use a round cookie cutter or the mouth of a glass to cut circles out of the sugar cookie dough. Then use the shaped cookie cutter inside of the circle. Place the circles with cut out shapes on a parchment lined baking sheet.

10

Use the shaped cookie cutter on the gingerbread dough and place the shape inside of the cut out sugar cookie.

11

Continue assembling cookies until you run out of dough.
Bake at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes.

Gingerbread Center Sugar Cookies

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