"With a lemony filling, these spiced cookies go over big because they have old-fashioned, comfort-food appeal. Your party guests will snatch them up!" -Carol Walston, Granbury, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork, forming a crisscross pattern. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set (do not overbake). Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a small mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients until smooth. Spread over the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
[Jan. 2018. Taken from https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ginger-creme-sandwich-cookies]