10 Essential Gingerbread Recipes for the Gingerbread Enthusiast

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you love the dark, bitter sweetness that comes with thick molasses, this cake was made for you.

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These are the kind of gingerbread cookies I love most. Unlike crisp, snappy cutouts, this version is soft, tender, and cakey.

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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.

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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.

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