Frosted Molasses Ginger Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup margarine
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 1  egg
<br>- ½ cup molasses
<br>- 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
<br>- 3 tablespoons boiling water
<br>- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 tablespoon margarine
<br>- 3 tablespoons boiling water
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
<br>- ⅛ teaspoon salt
<br>- 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended. Dissolve the baking soda in boiling water; stir into the molasses mixture. Gradually mix in the flour to make a smooth dough. Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
<br>step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into circles using a  3 inch round cutter. Cut a smaller 1 inch circle out of half of the cookies. It is easier to cut the center hole after the cookies have been placed onto the cookie sheets. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
<br>step 3: Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to darken. Allow cookies to cool completely before sandwiching. Frost solid cookies and place a cookie with the center hole on top.
<br>step 4: To make the frosting: Beat 1 tablespoon of margarine and water together. Blend in the ginger and salt. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until the desired consistency is reached. Sandwich between cooled cookies.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup molasses
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

Directions
step 1: In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended. Dissolve the baking soda in boiling water; stir into the molasses mixture. Gradually mix in the flour to make a smooth dough. Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into circles using a 3 inch round cutter. Cut a smaller 1 inch circle out of half of the cookies. It is easier to cut the center hole after the cookies have been placed onto the cookie sheets. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
step 3: Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to darken. Allow cookies to cool completely before sandwiching. Frost solid cookies and place a cookie with the center hole on top.
step 4: To make the frosting: Beat 1 tablespoon of margarine and water together. Blend in the ginger and salt. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until the desired consistency is reached. Sandwich between cooled cookies.

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