Sweet Ideas for the Holidays

No time to bake for the holidays, no problem.  Don’t discount good ready made products that you dress-up.  I found some really good ginger snap cookies at Costco, and decided to do some little filled gems.  Of course, you can use other flavors of cookie for your sandwiches.  And the possibilities for filling are as much as you can imagine.  You can use a cream cheese, mascarpone, ricotta, or Greek yogurt mixture, with sweeteners and flavors.  Straight Nutella is always a winner, or a nut butter.  Make it your creation. Don’t have time to make sandwich cookies, serve cookies and dip!  Or better yet, serve a cookie and filling “Sandwich Bar.”

Here’s what I did.

Ginger Snap Sandwich Cookie

Ginger Snap Cremes


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP agave nectar
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 TBSP minced candied ginger
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Ginger snap cookies


  1. Mix all ingredients, except for the cookies.
  2. Make sandwich cookies with the ginger snaps.