Chocolate Orange Sandwich Cookies with Ginger

Debbie Reid

By
@Sirbarney

Chocolate Orange Sandwich Cookies with Ginger Cheesecake Filling
- The combo of chocolate and orange is a classic and one of my favorites. I wanted to create a sandwich cookie with both of those flavors and thought ginger would be a nice complement since it pairs so well with orange. And how can you go wrong with a cheesecake filling!


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Rating:

Serves:

24

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c
butter, softened, divided
2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, divided
1 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1
egg, beaten
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/3 c
dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 Tbsp
orange zest
2 Tbsp
orange juice
granulated sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
2
In a medium bowl, place the cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter, mix to fully combine. Add in the powdered sugar, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in the ginger and 1/4 teaspoon salt, mix to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3
Cream remaining 1 cup butter in a large bowl; add in the brown sugar, baking powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, mix to fully combine. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, mix to fully combine. Add in the flour, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in the cocoa powder, orange zest and orange juice, mix to fully combine.
4
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass into granulated sugar and flatten each ball to about 1/4-inch thickness.
5
Place in preheated oven and bake for 18 minutes until edges of cookies are firm. Cool completely on a wire rack.
6
Lay half of the cooled cookies onto work surface, flat side up. Spread approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of reserved ginger cheesecake mixture onto cookies, top each with a second cookie, flat side down, forming a sandwich cookie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Ginger, #orange, #chocolate