Ginger Kisses

These are lovely delicate ginger sandwich cookies complete with double ginger filling. You could fill them with any flavor icing but I wanted an intense ginger taste. Can you have too much ginger? I have slowly become a huge ginger fanatic: ginger beer, ginger cookies, chocolate covered ginger, ginger cake, ginger ale – it is all fantastic!

These sweet little cookies are addictive and you’ll find the batch will quickly disappear. My batch lasted a few hours….

Ginger Kisses

Ginger Kisses

Makes 20 sandwich cookies


For the cookies

  • 125g (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain (all purpose) flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup cornflour (cornstarch), sifted
  • 4tsp ground gigner
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp ground cloves
For the double ginger cream
  • 60g (2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup icing (confectioners’) sugar, sifted
  • 2tbs finely chopped glace ginger
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger
  • 2tsp milk
  1. For the cookies: Preheat oven to 180c (350f) and line 2 cookie trays with baking paper.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and egg in a medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in sifted dry ingredients.
  3. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls, place balls about 5cm (2inches) apart on trays and pat down the dough balls slightly to form fat discs.
  4. Bake about 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven, loosen cookies then cool on tray. Sandwich cookies with ginger butter cream.
  5. For the double ginger cream: Beat the butter in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in half the icing sugar and milk then repeat. Beat in the glace gigner and ground ginger until well combined.

Ginger Kisses

22 comments to Ginger Kisses

  • I think I would go quite crazy for the ginger cream filling as I do love glace ginger :)

  • No you can never have too much ginger!
    Yum, these look delicious.

  • Susan

    Yeah you are probably right – the more ginger the better!!

  • I love ginger too. Good luck with your veggie patch and chickens, my hubby won’t let me keep them at the moment, but we had them for years. You might also enjoy Celia’s blog ‘Fig Jam and Lime Cordial’ check it out!

  • I agree. Never too much ginger…although my 4 year old tends to disagree. Beautiful pictures on your site. I think I’ll be spending quite some time sifting through your archives.

  • Susan

    I always hated ginger as a kid, I couldn’t even stand ginger ale! Funny how taste changes :)

    I had a look at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial the other day she has a great blog – I love all the preserving she does!

  • Ginger really is something that most of us need to learn to like, isn’t it? I couldn’t stand it as a kid, and while I now love fresh ginger in stir-fries and ground ginger in baked goods, I still can’t stomach glace ginger. But that’s fine, I’d just have to make single ginger buttercream :D

  • Look like perfect fall cookies, superb ;)

  • These look so amazing! I was thinking the ginger cream filling would also be great for a ginger macaron!

  • Firstly, these look so delicious that I must make them ASAP.

    Second, thank you SO MUCH for visiting my blog so I could discover yours! I literally want to make everything on the entire first page. Those cupcakes are adorable and the Mounds/Almond Joy bars must taste so much better than the ones in the store.

    I’m in California, and I agree the chocolate is different (and better) than the east coast. We should set up a chocolate exchange club so we can share chocolates with our baking friends around the world!

  • Gotta love the ginger, don’t think you can get enough of it. I’ll bet these are addictive, I’d hardly be able to stop at one.

  • Although I’m not a big fan of ginger, I’m becoming more accepting of its flavour in certain things as I get older. But I do love kisses – they’re so cute and the name is just too romantic!

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your comments and time! And of course, then I could discover your blog! I love that you have only been baking for a short time yet have such a passion! Isn’t the food world wonderful! I love your homemade bounty bars! YUM!

  • Thanks for this recipe – I love ginger kisses and, like you, I have noticed a growing fondness for ginger! Maybe it’s an age thing?!

  • Ha, if these were in my kitchen, they’d last minutes, not hours! I love ginger in sweet things, so I’ve bookmarked this great recipe. Thanks :D

  • I certainly love ginger too, but I always have to be careful as my boyfriend is not exactly loving it as much as I do. I am quite sure he will love those ginger kisses though! They look delicious!

  • I love ginger too! And these cookies sure packed in lots of that ginger goodness!

  • These look soooo good. I am a ginger fan, and these would be perfect with a cup of tea for a quick break.

  • Susan

    Thanks for all the great comments! Good to see there are lots of ginger fans out there, and that cookie exchange idea sound fantastic!

  • I’m totally gaga over and quite addicted to ginger snaps, the spicier and crisper the better. This recipe is right up my alley and a must-try for me. Many thanks for sharing!

  • I am a huge ginger fan. One thing we have a lot of at Christmas time is crystallised ginger, either by itself or inside rum balls. Yum!

  • Sharon

    I have a new Whoopie pan and I cant wait to make these “Ginger Kisses” – thanx heaps

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