Around the holidays sometimes a little smoke and mirrors is necessary. I am all for homemade cookies and for Martha Stewart Gingerbread Houses, but my reality is that sometimes I take short cuts, especially when deadlines are looming over my head.
Right now, despite the snow and winter temperatures, my kitchen is cranking out a burger round up for Father’s Day. Despite my children’s enthusiasm for Christmas, my work clipboard reads, “GRILL TIME!”
So what is a busy mom to do? Treat herself to a grown up cookie treat that can be made in seconds (literally). In less time than it takes to boil water for tea, you can have a small plate of these Ginger Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies at the ready. Thank you Trader Joe’s!
Simply sandwich about 1 1/2 teaspoons of Trader’s Joes’s Pumpkin Butter between two Triple Ginger Cookie Thins and you are done. Very pretty, brightly flavored, crispy cookies with a sweet filling. Mmmmmm.
You could work off the same theme and offer shortbread sticks with lemon curd. Or you could place a small amount of chocolate ganache or hot fudge between some Nabisco chocolate wafers. Mix the latter with some quality hot cocoa and you might actually catch a buzz.
You definitely could showcase these cookies outside of tea time. Offering them at the end of a dinner party with some satsuma tangerines would be perfectly lovely. Thinking outside the box certainly has its benefits 🙂