Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gingersnaps with Orange- Ginger Cream Filling

My first experiment of the season will be a new favorite...
Gingersnaps with Orange- Ginger Cream Filling

These are formed into balls, rolled in sugar...

...and flattened slightly with a glass bottom.

The baked cookies are spread with this amazing frosting.

On their own, these ginger cookies were great- soft- not the crunchy sort. The filling has a gingery flavor as well as specks of orange zest. And when the filling was given its place in between two of these cookies, it brought this cookie recipe to the next level. My husband took one bite and proclaimed them as 'restaurant quality!'

I froze these on a baking sheet, then removed them to layer in a plastic tub and put them back in the freezer. They're probably not good ones for mailing, but freezing them will be fine for a few weeks.

This recipe can be found HERE.

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42 comments:

Queen B. said...

wow, isn't that just precious ??
I love Gingersnaps !! Beautiful pics too !!!!

Tanya said...

YUM! Looks great!

HoneyB said...

I have not been home since Friday and I'm dying for some good home cooking. AUGH. These cookies could make me a great breakfast to down with coffee!

Ruthie said...

Thanks so much for this recipe. I have been looking for a recipe for a cookie exchange next Saturday and I think this may be the one.

Snooky doodle said...

wow these look great ! i like ginger snaps and i bet these are over the top with the orange filling. they re sure a must try for christmas

Parker said...

Those are so pretty and what great flavors.

That Girl said...

They look perfect!

noble pig said...

These are nice, what a great gift these would make! I love gingersnaps.

Sara said...

These look great, I love the addition of orange to the filling.

Lori Lynn said...

Beautiful! The filling sounds out of this world!

CookiePie said...

Beautiful! I didn't think homemade gingersnaps could be improved upon, but you just did with that luscious filling!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What's better than a gingersnap? 2 gingernaps sandwiched together with a creamy filling!

Pamela said...

I want one...NOW!

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jillian said...

These look so good! I love ginger cookies and citrus!

Emily said...

OH MAN! Those look crazy! I can't take it! How scrumptious.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Lori, you just amaze me. You are such a great baker. All of the cookie recipes you posted are magnificent. And now these gingersnaps. Wow. Kudos to you my friend.

Patsyk said...

Those cookies look so impressive! They would be a wonderful addition to a holiday gift basket!

Katie said...

What a genius idea! They look great.

Manggy said...

Thank you!! I hate those packaged gingersnaps-- so hard they hurt my teeth! These not only look great, but they have frosting too! Yum :)

Sylvie said...

Oh my, they look and sound wonderful!

VeggieGirl said...

OOOOOOH!!!!!!

Nina Timm said...

Take that ginger snap up a few notches, why don't you!!!!Well done, they look so tempting!

Peter M said...

I've been seeing lots of ginger recipes/cookies and I'm diggin it!

Ivy said...

Wow, they look yummy. I must try these.

Cathy said...

I love soft ginger cookies. And with orange-ginger filling - perfect. I'm not waiting till Christmas to try them.

Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" said...

What a delicious combination. I've made something similar before, but not with a hint of ginger in the filling. Time to get busy.

Katrina said...

Gotta have ginger cookies round this time of year! Can't wait to see all your others coming up!

Happy cook said...

Wow they looks so yummy.
With that cream inbetween must have tasted superb

Jon said...

Those look delicious!

Rosie said...

WOW what superb Gingersnaps ~ I love the sound of the orange filling just yummy!

Rosie x

Grace said...

i prefer my ginger cookies soft, but then the question arises--can they really be called gingersnaps? :) your filling, among other things, sounds amazing.

Ivy said...

Congratulations for being featured on Finest Foodies Fridays. I am trying to catch up with the posts and just found out about it.

~~louise~~ said...

Another recipe I'm just going to have to pass along to my daughter. She's been searching for a gingersnap cookie recipe and gingersnaps with orange ginger cream may just be the perfect blend. Thank you so much for sharing recipe girl...

Sandie said...

Orange-ginger cream filling sounds divine, and a nice complement to gingersnap cookies. Love this combination!

Aimée said...

These would disappear so fast around my home. We take our gingersnaps pretty seriously.

Bunny said...

You did a great job on these little gems, I like my cookies soft, not like those hard snappy giner cookies. I bet they were great with that orange filling!

The Blonde Duck said...

They're so cute!

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Kristen said...

I love filled cookies. Those look so good!

Alison said...

These look like my favorite lemon filled ginger cookies. Yum!

Sandy Smith said...

Yum! These sound wonderful, and your pics are terrific! Nicely done. I love the combo of ginger and orange!