Ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, molasses, sugar….what’s not to love about the ingredients in gingerbread recipes? Just thinking about gingerbread makes people feel all warm and cozy inside. It’s no wonder why gingerbread’s spicy, fragrant aroma makes people gather around the oven.
There are so many different kinds of gingerbread goodies you can make this holiday season. We’ll start with our classic gingerbread recipe. This yummy sweet treat first appeared in 1940 in our cookbook called Aunt Cora’s Book of Unusual Cakes and Cookies and has been a holiday favorite ever since.
We love decorating cookies during the holidays and our Gingerbread cookies that aren’t too crunchy, but sturdy enough to withstand royal icing decorations are a fun change to sugar cookies. Classic gingerbread recipes like this are great to make with friends at a holiday cookie decorating party or perfect to give away.
To learn how to decorate cookies with royal icing, check out our step-by-step video from Bridget Edwards at Bake 350. Learn how to make royal icing as well as decorating techniques such as outlining and flooding (thinning icing to fill in outline). You’ll see how to create dots, hearts, lines and a marble effect.
Gingerbread houses go as far back as the 16th century in Germany. While assembling complex structures akin to the one Hansel and Gretel visited in the well-known fairy tale has become synonymous with the holidays, you don’t have get complex to enjoy the tradition. We’ve simplified the process with our Flat Gingerbread House recipe. You can forego the 3-D structure and just enjoy decorating (and eating) these tasty treats.
Our Gingerbread Fudge is an easy, indulgent holiday candy. This fudge tastes just like gingerbread cookie dough and is great to package as a gift or to serve at a holiday gathering.
This Gingerbread Cheesecake recipe is so popular we featured it on our Imperial Sugar’s Confectioners Powdered Sugar packaging. A gingerbread cookie crust is topped with an orange flavored cream cheese filling and finished with sour cream frosting.
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Gingerbread Butter Cream Frosting – Moist and flavorful ginger spiced cupcakes balanced with a sweet molasses butter cream frosting. An irresistible holiday dessert.
Want some more gingerbread recipes? We’ve got 17 sweet treats on our website including gingerbread pancakes, ice cream, marshmallows and sugar scrub.
What are your favorite gingerbread recipes?