33 Creative Gingerbread Recipes For The Holidays


1. Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies

From: Inspired By Charm

Shaped like squirrels and acorns, these Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies are a fun and delicious way to celebrate fall.

2. Healthy Gingerbread Overnight Dessert Oats

From: Desserts With Benefits

Overnight oats are amazing, especially to those with busy mornings. But overnight DESSERT oats?  That’s a godsend to us sweet teeth.

3. Slow Cooker Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

From: Tornadough Alli

This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Hot Chocolate is one of my absolute favorite hot chocolate recipes EVER. The flavors go so well together and are balanced out so perfectly that you won’t be able to just stop at one glass, trust me.

4. Spiced Gingerbread Loaf

From: Sally’s Baking Addiction

This spiced gingerbread loaf will make your home smell completely divine as guests come and go, not to mention put you in a completely festive holiday state of mind. Even more festive than Buddy the elf! Smiling’s my favorite.

5. Pumpkin Cheesecake Gingerbread Yogurt Parfaits

From: Life With The Crust Cut Off

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Gingerbread Yogurt Parfaits are a snap to make, so delicious and just embodies all those warm fall flavors!

6. Gingerbread Apple Cranberry Vegan Pie

From: Orchids & Sweet Tea

This Gingerbread Apple Cranberry Vegan Pie is the perfect sweet edition to the Fall season. Safely wrapped in a flaky, gingerbread crust and bursting with sweet-tart flavors from the apples and cranberry, this pie is a sure crowd pleaser, making this recipe the ultimate beginning of a sweet Fall season!

7. Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookie Bats for Halloween

From: Captain Bobcat

These little bat shaped cookies came out beautifully. All you need is a Batman cookie cutter and little red candies for the eyes. The extra pumpkin added to this classic gingerbread recipe made the cookies taste like a perfect Halloween treat! Also if you have ever wondered if you could swap golden syrup for maple syrup: yes! It works just as well.

8. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

From: Chai & Home

This recipe is super easy to follow and it gets a great result. The cake was light and fluffy as was the buttercream. Note, because the recipe is for a tiered cake, it will make a million cupcakes. Usd the extra caramel for drizzling on the cupcakes but you can also store it. There would also be no harm in buying a good quality caramel instead of making it.

9. Pumpkin Gingerbread With Maple Icing

From: Karista’s Kitchen

This Pumpkin Gingerbread with Maple Icing is moist with a soft crumb and tastes like a crisp October day. Lightly scented with a hearty assortment of spices, sweetened to perfection and of course, topped with an icing laced with maple syrup.

10. Paleo Iced Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

From: Paleo Grubs

I’m delighted to share this recipe for paleo gingerbread cookies — they are made with an absolutely delightful mix of spices that gives them an immense amount of flavor. It isn’t just the spices that make these cookies so good though, as they also feature natural sweeteners like maple syrup and coconut sugar to help make them even yummier. We don’t stop there, however — they even have a delicious homemade coconut icing that really makes these paleo gingerbread cookies a special treat.

11. Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes Topped with Date Icing

From: One Green Planet

Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes a sweet treat that is full of healthy ingredients like blackstrap molasses, dates, chia seeds, and coconut oil. These cupcakes are bound to be a hit with both friends and family!

12. Gingerbread Cheesecake

From: Life, Love, & Sugar

This Gingerbread Cheesecake is made with a delicious shortbread crust, gingerbread cheesecake filling and a molasses mousse topping! Perfect for the holidays!

13. Gingerbread Brownies With Eggnog Frosting

From: Carlsbad Cravings

These zingy Gingerbread Brownies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting are wonderfully rich and chewy with a touch of molasses and bursting with warm Christmas spices of cinnamon, ground ginger, crystallized ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.  They boast a festive complexity of flavor and the perfect amount of ginger kick which is mellowed and complimented by the silky Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting.  So basically, they will turn you into an eat-every-brownie-in-site person too!

14. Gingerbread Snowballs

From: Crazy For Crust

Gingerbread Snowballs – this easy snowball cookie recipe tastes like gingerbread! It’s the easiest holiday cookie recipe and perfect for giving. It combines two family favorite traditions: gingerbread and snowball cookies.

15. Vegan Gingerbread Cake

From: My Darling Vegan

This Vegan Gingerbread Cake is the perfect dessert for your holiday. A sweet and spicy cake filled with flavor and dusted with powdered sugar.

16. Gingerbread Swirl Fudge

From: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Will you just look at this stuff? It’s screaming for attention as it shows off its swirly layers of creamy white chocolate and caramel-y gingerbread spice. Sticking to your fingers and melting on your tongue. Festive as your ugly Christmas sweater with oodles of cinnamon and ginger and molasses.

17. Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

From: Swanky Recipes

Holiday favorite Gingerbread Cookies with a chewy center and spiced white chocolate filling.  Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies are a favorite for the holiday season and the dough couldn’t be any easier to make.

18. Gingerbread White Chocolate Cookies

From: Can’t Stay Out Of The Kitchen

Oh, my. Gingerbread with white chocolate, yay! These Gingerbread White Chocolate Cookies are so delectable. Plus, they’re made with only five ingredients. They’re incredibly easy to make. If you want easy, simple, quick and delicious, this recipe is for you!

19. Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cookies

From: Eat The Love

These adorable Gingerbread Tree Cookies are super easy to make, kid-friendly and fun to bake! Perfect for Christmas and Santa!

20. Paleo Gingerbread Donut Holes

From: Unbound Wellness

Few things say “holidays” like the flavor of gingerbread. The kick of the ginger, the warming, familiar flavor of the cinnamon, and that sweet, sweet sweetness, that just gets you feeling all of the holiday feels! Gingerbread men, and gingerbread houses are an amazing and fun holiday tradition that we all love. Introducing Gingerbread Donut Holes!

21. Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

From: Half Baked Harvest

The best thing about these rolls is the filling. The incredible swirls throughout come from a mix of Land O Lakes Butter, brown sugar, plenty of cinnamon and plenty of ginger. I like to use a good amount of butter in my center filling. To me, that cinnamon (and ginger) swirl is the best part of a cinnamon roll and I like to make sure it’s extra sweet and extra gooey.

22. Orange Gingerbread Coffee Cake

From: Paleo Running Momma

This orange gingerbread coffee cake is perfectly moist, full of sweet gingerbread spices and orange flavor.  It’s topped with plenty of cinnamon crumbles and an optional paleo white icing.  Perfect to serve for a holiday brunch, dessert, or anytime!  Gluten free, paleo, dairy free, refined sugar free.

23. Moist Gingerbread Layer Cake

From: Life, Love, & Sugar

This Gingerbread Layer Cake is super moist and full of the flavor of molasses and spices! It’s sure to be a hit and great cake for the holidays!

24. Gingerbread Cookies with Ombre Buttercream

From: The Food Collective

These are the perfect balance between slightly soft while still being crunchy…even if you manage to burn them slightly like I did my first batch! I adapted the recipe slightly with my preferred spice and molasses mix, as I am always more heavy handed when adding spices. Just try to take them out as soon as they start to go brown so they stay the perfect softness. Though I almost recommend ruining the first batch as they make a great snack while decorating the second!

25. Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake Roll

From: My PCOS Kitchen

An amazing Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake Roll with a delicious sponge, filled with an easy cream cheese icing.

26. Soft Gingerbread Tiles With Rum Butter Glaze From Sweet

From: Apt 2B Baking Co.

These are perfect Christmas cookies – beautiful, tasty, easy to make in large quantities, and they taste great after a few days at room temperature.

27. Gingerbread Waffles With Cream Cheese Glaze

From: Cooking Classy

The Gingerbread Waffles make for a perfect Christmas breakfast! They’re soft and moist and deliciously spiced and flavorful. And that cream cheese frosting just takes them to next level amazing!

28. Nordic Gingerbread Cookies

From: The Faux Martha

These cookies—they’re sturdy enough to decorate and soft enough to eat, using a super easy powdered sugar icing (not royal icing). Friends don’t let friends make rock hard gingerbread cookies. Bookmark this post.

29. Homemade Gingerbread Ice Cream

From: The View From Great Island

The flavor of this gingerbread ice cream is so bold that you don’t need anything but a bowl and a spoon to enjoy it, but I can’t help fantasizing about topping it with a hot fudge or caramel sauce.

30. Lemon & Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies

From: Top With Cinnamon

Adding cardamom into spiced bakes is something I’ve become accustomed to after eating many Swedish cardamom buns this year. That acidic coating on the spicy gingerbread is an amazing pairing and takes the cookies from ‘yeah it’s quite nice’ to ‘OMG GIMME MORE’. My favourite thing though is how it crackles once dry making them look all frosty!

31. Gingerbread Quinoa Chocolate Bark

From: Katalyst Health

Perfectly crunchy with the warm spices of gingerbread, this Gingerbread Quinoa Chocolate Bark is a simple homemade candy that would make for a great holiday gift! gluten-free / vegan.

32. Gingerbread Apple Muffins

From: Well Plated

In the rush between pumpkin-spiced October and cookie-studded December, November can be easy to miss. Before the month passes me the way that most have lately—in a total blur—I’d like a take a moment to celebrate November with Gingerbread Apple Muffins.

33. Layered Gingerbread Cake With Salted Caramel Sauce

From: Baking Ginger

This Layered Gingerbread Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce is the ultimate festive season recipe, plus WIN a Classic Roasting Pan from Scanpan South Africa!


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