These Ginger Cookie Sandwiches with Christmas Ale Buttercream are the standout star of your Christmas cookie exchange. All of the spices of the holiday season in a soft and chewy cookie sandwich with a whipped buttercream filling between.
Nearly each Friday, after picking up the girls from school, we head to our favorite local ice cream shop to start our weekend on a sweet note. I’m not sure who looks forward to it more, the menagerie or me! On one of our recent visits, one of their new seasonal flavors, Christmas Ale Gingersnap, sparked an idea and had my brain working overtime to figure out how I could make it happen.
Last week, I shared with you the recipe for Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies – one of our family’s favorite cookies not only during the holidays, but all year long. I knew that the spices within the cookies would pair great with the Christmas Ale and inspired by the seasonal ice cream flavor, set to work.
In Cleveland, there’s a local brewery who makes an amazing Christmas Ale that has quite the following. As in, when it first becomes available each season, it makes the local news and patrons begin lining up. It’s that popular. So of course it was what I immediately reached for for this recipe. A whipped Christmas Ale buttercream frosting sandwiched between two soft and chewy ginger cookies. All of the spices of the holiday season in a sweet, bite size cookie sandwich.
My Ginger Cookie Sandwiches with Christmas Ale Buttercream will no doubt standout from the crowd at your holiday cookie exchange this year. They also would make an amazing homemade gift for friends, teachers and neighbors.
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