Gingerbread Oreo Snickerdoodles

Boxing Day (or Stephen’s Day, as Beardy Boyfriend would insist I call it) is not a holiday in America, and so there’s not the same level of traditions for it.  Personally, I use it as a relaxing day.  No work allowed, sleep late, laze around in my pajamas (for the second day in a row), do some baking, call Beardy Boyfriend to find out how he is getting on in Ireland…

So I thought these cookies would be a perfect fit for a lazy day after Christmas.  A perfect use for any gingerbread Oreos that you haven’t eaten (or that you’ve managed to rescue – my family has really been enjoying munching on them!)  They’re inspired by Picky Palate’s chocolate chip Oreo stuffed cookies.  I loved the idea of making stuffed cookies with the gingerbread, but I thought that the chocolate chip wouldn’t be so perfect a match – as a result, I thought long and hard as to what cookie would go well with gingerbread.  I decided on snickerdoodles, since although they are quite similar to a sugar cookie, they are also flavoured with cinnamon sugar.

I pulled out the Magnolia Bakery cookbook my mother gave me for my birthday (in addition to the great cookie recipes, it also includes a variety of amazing frostings, so I would definitely recommend checking it out) and, if I do say so myself, I came up with something pretty good!

Gingerbread Oreo Snickerdoodles (adapted from More from Magnolia)

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups (312.5g) plain flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 1/2 cups (338g) caster sugar

2 eggs (room temperature)

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

(6 tablespoons sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon for sprinkling on top)

A package of gingerbread Oreos

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Combine cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda and flour in a small bowl.

Cream butter and sugar.  Mix in eggs, vanilla and milk.  Slowly combine the dry ingredients.

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Take the dough and form a small, tight circle of dough surrounding the gingerbread oreo (I know I particularly like to keep it small) and place far apart on the cookie sheet to allow these cookies to spread – or as I do, on a whoopie pie pan.

2012-12-18 23.35.42Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture on top and bake for about 12 minutes at 180F.

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And so enjoy these variations – are you making anything nice for Boxing Day?

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3 comments

  1. YUM!! these so scrummy, I’m loving stuffed cookies at the moment 😀

  2. […] Started by the amazing Picky Palate, variations have hit all over the internet.  Hell, I even tried one myself a couple of months ago (although, sadly, gingerbread Oreos aren’t necessarily very readily […]

  3. […] I loved the idea of these cookies enough to use the format for snickerdoodles surrounding Gingerbread Oreos as well as some white chocolate cookies and it’s one of my favourites for creative Oreo […]

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