Cream Cheese-Spice Sandwich Cookies

Using a decorating bag and tip to pipe cookie dough gives these easy cookies a fancy appearance.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger

Filling

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
tablespoon bourbon or milk
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Garnish

Coarse sparkling sugar, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add remaining Cookie ingredients. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Place dough in decorating bag fitted with large star tip. Using circular motion, starting on the outer edge and working inward, squeeze dough into 24 cookies about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter, 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat 3 oz cream cheese, the butter, bourbon and cinnamon with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add powdered sugar; beat until smooth.
  • 5 Spoon 1 rounded tablespoonful filling on bottoms of 12 of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, bottom sides together, to make sandwich cookies. Sprinkle with coarse sparkling sugar. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    2 1/2g
    2 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    42g
    42%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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