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Sweet Treat of Disney World


Sweet Treat of Disney World

Inspired by her trip to the happiest place on Earth, Emily Hutchinson is whipping up a gingerbread salted caramel cookie sandwich that is sure to be the tastiest treat on Earth!
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Sweet Treat of Disney World

Emily Hutchinson

Yield: Makes 16 large cookies for 8 large sandwiches





½ cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening

¾ teaspoon fine table salt

1 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/3 cup unsulfured molasses

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

3 cups all-purpose flour, spoon and level measured

1/4 cup corn starch

1 Tablespoon aluminum free baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar for sprinkling on tops of cookies


Salted caramel buttercream:

1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 cup unsalted butter

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

1 4.51 oz bag Werther's original soft caramel



1 4.51 oz bag Werther's original soft caramel

1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream




1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a stand mixer, mix butter, shortening, salt and sugar on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes. It will get fluffy.

2. Add in molasses and mix, scrape down sides to make sure all ingredients are mixed.

3. Then add in eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, mix again until incorporated.

4. In a medium separate bowl, whisk together flour, corn starch, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk for a whole minute so the flour and cornstarch are well combined.

5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined and then stop mixing. Over mixing can cause a hard cookie.

6. Line an aluminum cookie sheet with parchment. A darker cookie sheet will brown faster. Take a ¼ cup ice cream scoop for large cookies or use a regular cookie scoop for smaller cookies. Scoop out cookie dough, 6 per sheet and sprinkle tops with a big pinch of granulated sugar.

7. Bake on the middle rack for 11-13 minutes. Mine were perfect at 12 minutes but all ovens are different. The edges will be slightly browned and they will be done. Remember cookies cook as they cool on the pan. Allow two minutes on the sheet before moving to the wire rack to cool completely. If the cookies don’t bake perfectly round, take a large round cookie cutter, bigger than the cookie and swirl it around the cookie to make it perfectly round and bring in the sides. Can also use a clear bowl to do this, that’s bigger than the cookie.


Salted caramel buttercream:

1. In a stand mixer, cream butter together for a minute.

2. Add in powdered sugar and mix, cover with a towel.

3. Add in heavy cream and mix for a minute until it becomes a buttercream.

4. In a small bowl, microwave caramel for 30 seconds and stir until it's all melted. If caramel isn't all the way melted it will clump together in the buttercream, but if it's bubbling, it will melt the butter. Add caramel into the buttercream and mix on medium high speed for 2 to 3 minutes until it's fluffier. If the caramel buttercream is too soft, add ½ cup powdered sugar to thicken it up.



1. Melt caramel and heavy cream in a small microwave safe bowl. Mix until it's nice and smooth. 30 seconds should be enough time to melt the caramel. If you need longer, melt it in short bursts.


Assembling the cookie sandwiches:

1. After the cookies cool completely, take a piping bag and put the buttercream in the bag. Cut off the end. Pipe buttercream on the bottom of the cookie. Drizzle the melted caramel on the buttercream and then sandwich it with a cookie on top. Wrap each cookie in plastic wrap individually and store in the refrigerator. Can enjoy them cold or at room temperature.


This recipe was created with love and joy, I hope you enjoy it and it becomes a family favorite! Love Em


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