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FilltheCookieJar: Molasses Cookies with Whiskey Buttercream

Sweet molasses cookies are turn into cookie sandwiches with the addition of a whiskey buttercream.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Cookies
Servings 4 dozen


For the Cookies:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Whiskey Buttercream:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon whiskey
  • ⅛ - ¼ cup heavy cream or milk


For the Cookies:

  • 1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and egg and mix until combined.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt in a bowl.
  • 3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until fully combined. Turn out the dough onto a piece of wax paper, wrap up and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 5. Remove from the fridge, roll into a log and refrigerate again until fully chilled, at least a few hours.
  • 6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 7. Slice the dough log into ½ inch rounds, then cut into quarters and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • 8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and cool on cooling racks.
  • 9. Match up like size cookies. Spread buttercream onto the bottom of one cookie and top with the other, creating a sandwich.

For the Whiskey Buttercream:

  • 1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • 2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, about ½ cup at a time until fully combined. Add in the salt and vanilla. Taste to see if the additional ½ cup of powdered sugar needs to be added.
  • 3. With the mixer running, add in the whiskey and then drizzle in the heavy cream until the frosting loosens up enough to be spread or piped.


Cookie Source: Pillsbury 

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Keyword baking, cookie sandwiches, cookies, dessert, frosting, molasses, whiskey
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