Ginger Valentine Cookies with Buttercream and Raspberry Jam

Treat yourself and your loved ones to these delightful Ginger Valentine Cookies! Crisp on the edges, soft in the center, and bursting with warm ginger flavor, these cookies are sandwiched together with luscious buttercream or tangy raspberry jam. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with every bite of these irresistible treats!

Ginger Valentine cookies

Our Ginger Valentine Cookies with Buttercream and Raspberry Jam recipe offers a delightful way to enjoy the holiday without the fuss of complicated chocolate cakes. These charming cookies have the perfect blend of flavors to share with your loved ones. Because sometimes, simplicity is the sweetest way to commemorate the occasion.


Ginger Valentine Cookies with Buttercream and Raspberry Jam

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  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours


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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Butter frosting:

  • 3 Tbsp soft butter
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 23 Tbsp milk or cream



  1. In a large bowl mix butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Beat in egg and molasses.
  3. Add lemon juice.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. When flour mixture is fully incorporated gather dough into a ball, cut in half and pat into two disks.
  6. Chill for one hour.
  7. After the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Lightly flour your working surface. Roll out each portion of dough one at a time with a rolling pin until it’s approximately ¼ inch thick. Use a heart cookie cutter to create shapes, then carefully transfer the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet, ensuring they are spaced at least 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Repeat this process until all the dough is used. Allow the cookies to cool completely before building the cookie sandwiches.

Butter frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl cream the butter. Stir in 1/2 cup of the icing sugar and 1 Tbsp of the milk.
  2. Mix until creamy and gradually add the remaining icing sugar.
  3. Add more milk bit by bit to get a good spreading consistency.
  4. Sandwich cookies with frosting, or jam, or frosting and jam!


For the cookie version with jam, you can opt for store-bought jam or get creative by making your own using our Easy Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam Recipe.

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  • March 3, 2014


    I made these to take as a hostess gift, and they are simply delicious!!

  • February 12, 2014


    Is there a way to make it without eggs?

  • February 9, 2013

    Ivy Hicks

    Sounds and looks delicious. I will definitely make these valentine cookies

  • February 7, 2013

    dorothy macisaac

    Thanks 4 this rec,cant wait to make them.Love crosby molLASSES.

  • February 6, 2013


    Do you happen to have the nutrional breakdown for these. I am looking for a diabetic friendly valentine treat.

  • February 3, 2013


    I will be trying these,Altho I have been cooking with molasses for 60 yrs always something new coming out.

  • February 2, 2013

    Cheryl Selman

    Oh my neices and nephews will love these. I can’t wait to try them.

  • January 30, 2013


    I can’t wait to try these and other delicious molasses recipes.

  • January 29, 2013

    Kathleen Higney

    If I only make one treat for Valentine’s Day this year it will be these delightful cookies. Ginger, raspberry jam, and cream – a lovely combination!

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