Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Sandwiches

gingersmoreDo you ever go through phases of being hideously OBSESSED with something to the point where it is basically consuming your entire soul?

No?  Okay, then nevermiiiind.  Just kindly scroll to the recipe and pretend I didn’t say anything…

I do.  Obsess, I mean.  From styles to songs to food groups to colors, I become stupidly ob.sess.ed with random stuff in cycles and it drives everyone around me batty.

Like recently, when I became re-obsessed with the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.  And I sang it and sang it and sangggg itt all the live long daaaaay to the point where my family basically threatened I wouldn’t have a place to live if I didn’t stop singing Jack’s Lament.

Or when I bought this AWESOME romper and wore it a good four days in a row.  On Day 2, I figured my family wouldn’t notice.  But I suppose it is kind of difficult to avoid a girl with hot pink hair wearing a black onesie with a gigantic skull on it.  Not to mention when that girl wears the same thing for two more days following the Day 2 incident.  Oooooops.

Orrrr my current obsession with.. soup.  I knoooow, the thing I fear smelling like the most I have been eating nonstop for days.  Not even joking.  I stopped at Trader Joe’s for an innocuous little visit to grab some cookie butter and dog treats (of all things) and stumbled out with their organic tomato soup.  OH MY GAWD Y’ALL.  IT’S THE BEST SOUP IN THE WOOOOOORLD.  It has been a staple as my lunch and dinner daily for the past three days.  And when I went to Trader Joe’s a few days later, I actually bought EIGHT cartons.  EIGHT.  Duuuude.

And now since the holidays are HEEEEERE, I am all about peppermint & gingerbread.  Gingerbread is one of my favorites because it’s a quintessential holiday flavor.  Nothing screams ‘Christmas’ more than freshly baked, spicy and sweet gingerbread cookies, or building decadent, outrageous, candy-laden gingerbread houses with gobs of sweet buttercream.

I got to thinking that gingerbread isn’t necessarily limited to lattes or fantasy-home building materials.  It actually marries beautifully with a lot of other common flavors we love, like marshmallow, chocolate & cookie butter.

DSC_0675AOh yessssss I did.

DSC_0689AThink about it: cookie butter, America’s newest favorite spread, is spicy and sweet, made from ground Biscoff cookies.  It almost has that gingerbread flavor to it with the creamy consistency of peanut butter that makes it irresistible on sandwiches or as a frosting.  And marshmallow + chocolate… well, what don’t they pair well with?  Smooosh them all together between two plush, soft-baked gingerbread cookies and you have yourself one helluva s’mores cookie sandwich, my friend.

Time to obsess!

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5.0 from 4 reviews
Gingerbread S'mores Cookie Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 10
 
Traditional s'mores are a summertime staple, but by swapping graham crackers with spicy gingerbread cookies and by subbing plain chocolate for a chocolate-swirled cookie butter, you'll create an irresistible s'more that's perfect for the holidays!
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg gingerbread cookie mix (like by Betty Crocker)
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • ¼ cup miniature marshmallow bits
  • ¼ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • About 4 oz (a little more than half a jar) marshmallow fluff
  • ⅓ cup Cookie & Cocoa Swirl Butter (by Trader Joe's -- it's a cookie butter & Nutella spread that's to die for. If you can't find it, substitute regular cookie butter, like by Biscoff or Trader Joe's.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone liners or use the naturally nonstick Heirloom Cookie Sheets; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cookie mix, oil, egg & water until a soft yet stiff dough forms. Stir in the miniature marshmallows and miniature chocolate chips to combine.
  3. Drop Tablespoonful-sized dough onto the prepared cookie sheets about 1" apart from one another. Bake for approx. 8-9 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. The cookies may appear slightly underdone but that's okay; they'll continue to firm up as they cool. Cool the cookies completely.
  4. Take one cookie and smear a generous dollop of marshmallow fluff onto its flat side; set down. Take a like-sized cookie and smear a generous dollop of cookie & cocoa butter spread on it. Gently sandwich the two cookies together, creating a little cookie sandwich.
  5. Serve!!

DSC_0671AThese cookie sandwiches are maaaaaahhhhjjjjjoooorrrr.  The spiciness of the soft gingerbread cookies totally balances out that overt sweetness of the fluffy, sticky marshmallow goo.  I LOVE the similarities in flavor between the gingerbread and the cookie butter — the two pair so well together, and the chocolate is a nice touch that isn’t overpowering and totally allows the spicy sweetness of the gingerbread + cookie butter to shine.  This is such a fun way to make campfire s’mores inside during cold, blustery nights.  All that’s missing is an indoor fort!

Have a fantastical day!

xo, Hayley

 

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Comments

  1. I saw that swirl butter this weekend. Got some and OMG. SO FREAKING GOOD. These cookies, Hayley. I’m obsessed with YOU! Totally stalkerish, BTW. 😉

  2. I can totally become obsessed with these! Love them! 🙂

  3. Genius, just genius!!

  4. Absolute genius! I love the chocolate swirl cookie butter- it’s basically a socially acceptable way to eat frosting for breakfast. I love the combination of “winter” and “summer” flavors with gingerbread s’mores. Perfection!

  5. What a delicious, gooey, treat! I think these would definitely go under the category of “finger licking good” ! These cookie sandwiches have that soft chewy texture that is so irresistible. This concoction is a winner!

  6. Oh I love the idea of mixing gingerbread and s’mores!

  7. You had me at “gobs of sweet buttercream.” You vixen.

  8. oh my goodness- LOVE that soup, could so eat that and these cookies every day.

  9. I obsess too. And I’m obsessed with you. and these. and how ridiculous they are.

  10. I absolutely do! but I go through phases and then get sick of the food! 🙁 these do look good 🙂

  11. Gingerbread! My favorite. 🙂
    Marshmallow. Also… favorite. Never have thought to mix gingerbread and smores together! You could say I’m obsessed.

  12. Seriously I almost ATE my computer screen just now, like really?! YUMMMMM! I will make these!

  13. I think everyone can get obsessive about certain things. I’m with you on the Nightmare Before Christmas- so fun to sing along to! These look obsession-worthy!

  14. I obsess over things too! And then, after a while, I’m totally over it and don’t want it for a while. Like Thai food. I go through phases where I’m all like, “Get in my belleh, you delicious curry!” And then I can’t stand the smell of it 😉

    These cookie sandwiches are seriously dangerous!!

  15. Now i know exactly what to do with that swirl butter!

  16. Annabelle says:

    but like actually, i could LIVE off of these.

  17. I totally have an obsessive personality. When the Little Mermaid was released on VHS, I watched it every day for three months, as soon as I got home from school. If I’m into a song, I’ll have it in repeat constantly until I’m totally and utterly sick of it. As for food, don’t get me started. I have zero will power to stop eating something I love. I have a feeling I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from eating this sammich cookies. Holy shizz that oozing marshmallow is calling my name. And girl, YES to the gingerbread! I’m glad people are starting to bake with it already so I won’t feel like a freak when I start this weekend.

  18. Oh my goodness!!I just stuffed the cookie butter & cocoa swirl in my cc cookies tonight and it was amaze balls!! Great minds think alike babbbbbbY!! I can only imagine with marshmallow!! !DIE!

  19. YUm!!!!
    & on a side note – you’ve been talking about this soup everywhere… + I’m a tomato soup freak so I totally need to get my butt over to trader joes asap.

  20. Mmmmm I can easily obsess over these cookie sandwiches for a few days cough cough years cough cough for forever. 😉

  21. I obsess over things all the time. My current obsession is peanut butter and banana, pumpkin everything, and the new Eminem album. I could easily become obsessed with these cookies. Pinned.

  22. Oh my goodness!! I seriously want to stuff all of them into my mouth at once! These sound amazing!!! Love me some gingerbread!

  23. OK…wow. I don’t even know what to say right now. These are fantastic!!! I’ll have to look for that spread..I’ve never heard of it before. But I’m sure they’re good with just plain ol’ Biscoff too 🙂 Pinning!!!

  24. OMG my comment never showed up! UGH. Can’t even remember what I said….but I remember I said I was pinning these babies!!

  25. I read your last line as “All that’s missing is an indoor fart!” Haha. I didn’t even question it at first because I was like, well, camping and farting kind of go together.
    These look so awesome! Biscoff is my life. And I hear you about the Trader Joe’s thing. I can never walk in there and buy just one thing. I will be trying this!

  26. I see my comment there now 🙂 All is well in my world. Wow, I have a problem LOL

  27. omg…..MUST try!

  28. Wow, These look AMAZING.

  29. I really want to eat one of these!

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