Bourbon Molasses Sandwich Cookies: these blue-ribbon-winning cookies are made with Bulliet brand bourbon, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and molasses. The bourbon meringue buttercream filling morphs them into a creamy, dreamy dessert. They are perfect for National Bourbon Day, which is June 14th. However, you need no excuse to make these.
Recipe credit goes to Gigi D’Amore of Burbank. She won 1st place at the L.A. County Fair with them. (Gold Medal Flour, best cookie contest, 2016)
Cookie Texture Transformation
Two other great things about these Bourbon Molasses Sandwich Cookies: one, the ease of the recipe, and two, how they transform in texture after they sit for a few hours. They become even more tender, even more creamy and dreamy. They literally melt in your mouth. The meringue in the middle permeates the cookie itself and brings the bourbon flavor forward. And by “ease of the recipe” I mean that it’s straightforward. Yes, there are a lot of ingredients but that packs in the flavor.
Bourbon Meringue Buttercream Tips
A heads up: the meringue filling whips and fluffs up beautifully. When you add the bourbon, don’t be alarmed when it softens. Whip the filling more, then chill it before assembling. If you refrigerate the assembled cookies, the filling further thickens. As your own tasting experiment, you might want to test one right after they’re made, then another the next day. Taste the transformation for yourself.
To sum things up, we really love these award-winning Bourbon Molasses Sandwich Cookies. Highly recommended!
Love Sandwich Themed Cookies?
- Don’t miss these Double Chocolate S’More Cookies, another L.A. County Fair winner
- Be sure to try these Potato Chip Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, another all-time favorite of ours
- And these show-stopping Iowa State Fair winning Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies