“Gingerbread Lemon Sandwich Cookies”
If Santa is looking for an easy time sliding down all those chimneys . . . he’s out of luck! These “Gingerbread Lemon Sandwich Cookies” are going to make his descent a little snug. Ho! Ho! Doh!
What you’ll need . . .
1 cup vegan sugar
1/4 cup finely smashed banana (about half a banana)
1/2 cup coconut oil (room temperature)
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cloves
4 oz. Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. lemon extract
1/4 tsp. ginger
How to make it . . .
Prepare the cookie icing by mixing together the Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese with the powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon extract and ginger until well combined. Place in the fridge to thicken up for about one hour or more.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the vegan sugar and the smashed banana with a hand mixer. Next add in the coconut oil and the molasses, mix just until well blended.
Sift the all-purpose flour with the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients one half at a time. Mix just until incorporated. The dough will feel slightly dry.
Roll the dough into 34-36 individual balls, all the same size. Roll the dough balls into sugar, coating the outside. Place the balls on the cookie sheet and flatten with your hand to about a ¼ inch thick. The cookies will not spread much, so you can line them up fairly close together.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes being careful not to over-bake. They will become crunchier as they sit.
Slide the parchment off the cookie sheet onto a flat surface. Allow the cookies to cool.
Remove the icing from the fridge. Using a pastry bag, place a circle of icing in the middle of the flat side of a cookie. Press another cookie on top.
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*Note: This is NOT an official recipe from Tofutti Brands, Inc.