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Disney copycat recipes are always popular and this Disney recipe for gingerbread sandwich cookies is one of the most popular of them all! Fans of gingerbread are going to be bowled over by how delicious these cookies are and you will enjoy making this simple yet yummy recipe. You don’t have to go all the way to Disneyland to sink your teeth into one of these perfectly chewy cookie sandwiches when you can rustle them up at home!

A stack of gingerbread sandwich cookies on a cutting board.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a taste of Disney with these wonderfully soft gingerbread cookies. They are gently spiced and have a lovely buttercream filling.

Love the warm spices in these gingerbread cookies? You might also enjoy this recipe for gingerbread apple cake, these cute 3D gingerbread tree cookies or this show stopping gingerbread trifle. Oh, and these gingerbread Linzer cookies are also delicious!

A stack of peanut butter cookies on a cutting board.

Why You’ll Love Them

Impressive: These cookies are so good everyone will think you got them from a bakery! So don’t be surprised if they ask where you got them and then beg for the recipe.
Easy:  There might be quite a few ingredients in these sandwich cookies but there isn’t anything difficult about making the recipe, even if you’re a relative newbie to the world of baking.
Festive: If you find yourself making the same treats every year, you might like to change things up a bit. Swap one of your other favorite festive cookies for a batch of these to surprise and thrill everyone!

A stack of gingerbread cookies on a cutting board.

Ingredients for Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

To make these gingerbread salted caramel buttercream sandwich cookies, you will need quite a few ingredients, but nothing should be hard to find.

The ingredients for gingerbread sandwich cookies are laid out on a marble table.

The cookies are made with butter, brown and granulated sugar, molasses, vanilla, eggs, flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, cloves, and baking soda.

A person pouring caramel sauce over buttercream for gingerbread cookie sandwiches.

The salted caramel is a sweet concoction of granulated sugar, water, butter and heavy whipping cream, and then the buttercream frosting calls for butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. You’ll also need parchment paper and a baking sheet to make these soft cookies.

Gingerbread cookies on a cutting board.

How to Make Disney Copycat Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Make the cookie dough:  Beat the butter with the white and brown sugar and then mix in the molasses and vanilla, and then the eggs, flour, spices, and baking soda until you have a well combined dough.
Shape and bake the cookies: Form dough balls with a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop (here) and arrange on a greased baking sheet, then flatten them a little and bake on a prepared baking sheet for 8 minutes or until done.
Make the salted caramel: Cook the sugar and water in a pan until the sugar melts and then keep cooking gently until the mixture is amber in color. Stir in the cream and butter and let it cool, then transfer into a Ziploc bag and snip off the corner.
Assemble the gingerbread cookies: Spread a layer of buttercream frosting on a cookie then pipe some salted caramel on top before pressing another cookie down on top to make the sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies, buttercream and salted caramel.

A tray of gingerbread sandwich cookies on a cutting board.

Substitutions and Variations

Made as they are, these cookies are a very close replica of the Disney version but you can aways tweak them according to your own taste. Leave out any of the spices you don’t like or try a different filling, such as cream cheese frosting, or swap the salted caramel syrup for fudge syrup.

How to Serve this Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies Recipe

This Karamell-Küche gingerbread salted caramel buttercream cookie sandwich goes with any drink you want to have, perhaps something festive like raspberry linzer cookie shots or paired with another kind of festive cookie such as Grinch Crumbl sugar cookies.

Gingerbread sandwich cookies on a cutting board with cinnamon sticks.

How to Store Chewy Ginger Sandwich Cookies

Store: These cookies will keep for a few days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Freeze: Freeze these if you like for up to 3 months. Use an airtight container.
Thaw: Thaw them overnight in the fridge and eat within a day or two for the best results.

A stack of gingerbread sandwich cookies on a cutting board.
What’s the best way of keeping these soft?

The best way is to eat them as soon as possible! Another good tip is to put them in a container and add a slice of white sandwich bread on top of them. This will help keep the cookies soft as moisture from the bread goes into the cookies. Don’t store gingerbread sandwich cookies with crispy cookies or with any other cookies because the strong spice flavors will get into the others.

Can you use unsalted butter in the cookie dough?

If you’re out of salted butter, simply use unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt to the cookie dough.

Where can you get gingerbread sandwich cookies at Disney?

The gingerbread salted caramel buttercream cookie sandwich is found at Karamell-Kuche in the Germany Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot.

Gingerbread cookie sandwich on a cutting board alongside cinnamon sticks.

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies Recipe

5 from 4 votes

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Recreate Disney magic with these delicious gingerbread sandwich cookies. A simple and scrumptious recipe that brings Disney delights to your home this holiday season!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time:: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 Sandwitches


Gingerbread Cookie Ingredients:

  • 12 Ounces salted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup molasses
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ½ Cups flour
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 Teaspoon baking soda

Salted Caramel Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • ¼ Cup water, warm
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • ½ Cup heavy whipping cream

Buttercream Ingredients:


Gingerbread Cookie Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars together until fluffy.
  • Add molasses and vanilla and beat again.
  • Add eggs and mix until uniform.
  • Add flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and baking soda. Beat until dough is formed.
  • Using a 2 tabelspoon cookie scoop, form balls of dough and place them on a greased baking sheet.
  • Using a greased bowl, flatten the balls of dough slightly.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely before assembling.

Salted Caramel Directions:

  • Put sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook slowly until sugar is melted.
  • Stir often to avoid burning it.
  • Allow to cook slowly until mixture turns an amber color. This could take up to 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Add heavy whipping cream, stirring continuously.
  • Add butter and stir until melted.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Caramel sauce will thicken as it cools. Once cooled, I like to transfer it to a small ziplock baggies, cutting off a small corner.

Buttercream Directions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating until completely mixed in.
  • Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the salted caramel made above.

Assembly Directions:

  • Spread a layer of buttercream on a cooled cookie.
  • Pipe caramel over top from baggie.
  • Finish sandwich with another gingerbread cookie.
  • Continue for the remainder of your cookies.


Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
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These soft gingerbread cookies are perfect for Christmas but too good to only have once a year! Closely based on one of the best loved Disney copycat recipes, these chewy ginger cookies are sure to be a big hit with everyone. If you’re making them for the holiday season, you might want to double up and make extras to give as gifts. Anyone who likes ginger is going to love these perfectly chewy ginger cookies.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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