Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Everyday Food September 2006.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. COOKIES: In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat sugar and butter until combined.
  4. Beat in egg, then molasses, until smooth.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture until a dough forms.
  6. Drop rounded measuring teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased (or parchment-lined) baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. Bake until centers are dry to the touch, 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  9. FILLING: Whisk butter with molasses until smooth.
  10. Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar; whisk until smooth and spreadable.
  11. Spread a rounded measuring teaspoonful of filling on the flat side of a cookie; place another cookie on top, and gently press. Repeat until all cookies are filled.
  12. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 day, or refrigerate up to 3 days (cookies may soften during refrigeration).

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