10 Essential Gingerbread Recipes for the Gingerbread Enthusiast
Holiday baking means it’s time for all things gingerbread. I love the mixture of fragrant warm spices and rich, sticky molasses, and I am ready to get my fill in any and all forms. You too? From cookies and cakes to seasonal spiced breakfast treats and last-minute holiday gifts, these are the 10 recipes to keep on your radar, fellow gingerbread enthusiasts.
When it comes to gingerbread, cut-out cookies are one of the most iconic seasonal treats. Teeming with all the usual spices plus molasses, this version makes a richly spiced, full-flavored cookie.
Bundt cakes are a naturally impressive dessert, and this one most definitely follows suit. At first glance this recipe’s ingredient list might look a little lengthy, but do not let it put you off. It comes together largely with pantry ingredients and is absolutely worth the effort.
Here is how to get your fill of gingerbread and have a fruit-filled dessert in the same bite. Pears are such an amazing match for the medley of spices mixed up for gingerbread.
This gingerbread and chocolate chip cookie mash-up is crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with goodness. I love these cookies because they’re familiar and unexpected at the same time.
For a soft and chewy cookie laced with subtle heat, this recipe packs in cinnamon, along with grated and ground ginger. Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder provide a double punch of chocolate.
This recipe makes a moist, tender red velvet cake, but unlike the classic, it’s packed with spices and topped with a ginger cream cheese frosting.
If you love the dark, bitter sweetness that comes with thick molasses, this cake was made for you.
These are the kind of gingerbread cookies I love most. Unlike crisp, snappy cutouts, this version is soft, tender, and cakey.
Here’s how to bring your favorite flavor of the holiday season to the breakfast table. Get a big jar and some pretty ribbon, and it also makes a great last-minute gift.
Cookies, cakes, and sweet treats are far from the only way to get your gingerbread fix. Bring your favorite spice blend to a batch of wholesome whole-grain muffins.