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Gingerbread Sandwich Trees Recipe
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Gingerbread Sandwich Trees Recipe

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Fun and festive, these cookie sandwich trees will be a huge hit with kids of all ages. They're a super-cute holiday treat! —Steve Foy, Kirkwood, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • M&M's® Brand Mini Chocolate Candies
  • 3/4 cup vanilla or chocolate frosting
  • Green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without M&M's miniature baking bits) equals 236 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses. Combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, ginger and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
  3. Cut with a floured 3-in. tree-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Gently press M&M's into half of the cookies.
  4. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. If using vanilla frosting, tint green if desired. Spread frosting over the bottoms of plain cookies; top with decorated cookies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Gingerbread Sandwich Trees in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without M&M's miniature baking bits) equals 236 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Gingerbread Sandwich Trees(11)

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

Just made the cookies and didn't sandwich them - they are so good! The dough was easy to roll out after chilling - and the cookies were delicious.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

I made the recipe last year for a party - and everyone raved about them! The dough is easy to work with and very tasty. I have been asked to make them again this year.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

I've never made these as sandwiches, I just love the Gingerbread cookies! I've made them for christmas the last 4 years.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

These cookies taste great, and were fun for my 4 year old who loved putting on the M&M's. Instead of vanilla, I made a buttercream icing and added some peppermint extract, the mint with the chocolate of the M&M's added a nice flavor!

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

These are cute and very easy to make!

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