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Chewy Sandwich Cookies

I got this recipe from my mother in law, I used less sugar than she did and found they tasted just as good. They have a chewy texture and a hint of spicy flavor. She claimed they tasted best right out of the freezer. Either way I find them delicious.
There is no butter or shortening in this recipe just in case you thought I forgot.
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
1. In a bowl mix molasses, corn syrup, sugar, eggs, and lemon juice until well blended.
2. In a separate bowl stir together 1 cup flour, baking soda, ginger, lemon zest, and combine with the mixture in the first bowl. Then add more flour as you need. I used 3 cups in total.
3. Separate the dough into 2 parts and shape each part into a roll. You may need a little extra flour as you shape the rolls as the dough tends to be a bit sticky. Wrap in waxed paper and freeze.
4. Remove from freezer and slice the rolls into approx 1/4 inch slices and bake in a 350ยบ oven for 8 minutes.
5. Cool on rack. Spread jam between 2 cookies. I prefer wild plum jam.
Yield: 38 sandwiched cookies


  1. all cookies tast best right out of the oven :)

  2. Oh I would love one of those today....or tow or three! I must try these. Kathy

  3. Those look scrumptious! I think apricot jam would taste awesome on the cookies :-)

  4. How do I print a recipe from your site without all the color and side bars?
    Thanks, Marianne

  5. these are one of our families favorite.....i am not sure if my mom puts lemon in hers.
    my mom stores them in ice cream pails, and when one is opened look out you better hurry if you want one.

  6. Pretty cookie sandwiches with a lovely filling.

  7. this reminds me of Christmas! looks good bartender betty ;)
    love: your bestest g-daughter!

  8. As always, Betty, your cookies look wonderful!

  9. What did I do wrong? It was VERY dry! I'm freezing right now and added 3/4 c milk.

  10. DeSpain Family..I'm sorry to hear that the dough was too dry when you made these cookies, I have made these cookies numerous times and haven't had this problem..I'm not sure what I can say to do different..maybe use less flour..the dough should be sticky when you form them into a roll.
    I hope your cookies turned out okay.

  11. My cookies didn't work - they were too dry to even form logs! What went wrong?

  12. Bety says, these cookies are getting re-tested. Please bear with us. Thank you.

  13. I mixed up another batch of this dough today..the rolls are in the freezer.
    I used 3 cups of flour..I'm still wondering where I got the 4 to 4 1/2 cups from??
    I have now corrected that in the recipe.
    So sorry about that..

  14. These look so tasty-I love 'spicy' cookies. I'm glad I found the recipe after it had been 'corrected.' You ladies do a great job!


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