Gingerbread is a Christmas classic, so we gathered 15 fantastic gingerbread recipes from the Food Monster App for you to try this holiday season! You might only associate it with cookies, but the term gingerbread refers to any kind of baked good flavored with the warming spices of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, usually with the addition of molasses. Here we have plenty of unique gingerbread cookie recipes, but we also have cake, donuts, and even whoopie pies! If you’re looking for unique gingerbread recipes with classic flavors, you will find the perfect one to try out.
1. Gingerbread Loaf
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This Gingerbread Loaf by Kennedy Kitchings is the perfect thing to make when you’re looking for something warm and cozy! It’s perfectly spicy and sweet, too.
2. Frosted Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
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This Frosted Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal by Kat Condon tastes just like a gingerbread oatmeal cookie! Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, this oatmeal bake is ready to eat in less than 15 minutes.
3. Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
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These Gingerbread Cookies by Wendy Irene are soft, chewy, delectable, and even gluten-free! The vegan gingerbread cookies taste what Christmas should taste like, and I’m certain you’ll be singing in no time too while you bake and enjoy these with your loved ones. Sending giant gingerbread hugs and smiles your way!
4. Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
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These Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by Danielle Dewar are the holiday cookies you’ve been looking for. They’re allergy-friendly and super flavorful! Chocolate and ginger are a match made in heaven. This cookie is proof. Make them for your holiday party to impress all of your guests. Make sure to make an extra batch to store just for yourself (you won’t want to share!) These chocolate gingerbread cookies are fantastic!
5. Sticky Gingerbread Cake With Drizzle
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Deep flavors of ginger, nutmeg, and molasses are whipped up to make this fluffy cake, before being topped with a sweet, sticky orange and lemon icing. Spicy, rich and indulgent- perfect for the holidays! You’ll find that this Sticky Gingerbread Cake by Katy Beskow has layers of flavors, making it the perfect festive treat served with mulled wine or even a cup of tea!
6. Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
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These Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies by Christina Bedetta combine the best qualities of classic gingerbread cookies with traditional chocolate chip. They are soft, chewy, super flavorful, and cozy- perfect with a warm mug of hot chocolate!
7. Gingerbread Cookie Bars
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These Gingerbread Cookie Bars by Michele Elizabeth are soft and chewy in the center with a crispy chewy crust, vegan and only requires 1 bowl to make! Call it a cookie, bar, pie it doesn’t matter because they all could describe this perfectly and it’s oh-so-yum and I know you are going to love it! This would also be a perfect dessert to take along to a gathering with family and friends if you have anything you need to prepare a sweet treat for this coming season!
8. Gingerbread House
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Bring some Christmas magic to your home with this classic Vegan Gingerbread House by Fabio Gallo. This festive Gingerbread House is made out of gingerbread cookies and vegan aquafaba royal icing.
9. Gingerbread Tiramisu
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Tiramisu is traditionally made with mascarpone, sponge cake ladyfingers, coffee, and alcohol. Of course, you can make a vegan version of the traditional Italian dessert but this recipe has some serious flavor changes! Not only have the dairy products been vastly improved with whole foods like cashews and coconut cream, but the strong coffee flavors have been replaced with Christmassy gingerbread spices and the raw “ladyfinger” layers have been soaked in fragrant chai tea. Try this Gingerbread Tiramisu by Rosie Newton and Dillon Sivyour!
10. Gingerbread Christmas Cookies
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These traditional Gingerbread Christmas Cookies by Gemma Gonzalez are thin, crispy, and spicy! Have fun and get creative with cutting them into whatever shape is your heart’s desire and decorating them with icing!
11. Gingerbread Man Doughnuts
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What’s better than an ordinary doughnut?…..a Gingerbread Man Doughnut by Holly Jade of course! These doughnuts are shaped like gingerbread men, filled with a delicious gingerbread custard filling and rolled in golden caster sugar- YUM! They’re perfect for Christmas baking with the family!
12. Pumpkin Pie with Gingerbread Cookies
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Heading into the December holiday season but still craving those classic fall flavors? There’s nothing better than those classic warm spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves. Paired with brown sugar, molasses, and pumpkin. And with gingerbread cookies! What could be better? This Pumpkin Pie with Gingerbread Cookies by Jessica Bose has it all!
13. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Creme
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These autumnal Gingerbread Whoopie Pies by Larice Feuerstein feature soft, moist yet fluffy, gingerbread cookies, with a pumpkin cream cheese filling. They are also gluten-free and vegan. The creme is made from blended cashews, a little pumpkin puree, spices, and a bit of lemon juice for a luscious filling you’re going to want to really pile on. The entire cookie is like a soft, pillowy bite of gingerbread and pumpkin heaven.
14. Gingerbread Maple Cake
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Gingerbread & maple cake with a whipped cream cheese frosting, topped with a dash of ground ginger, chopped nuts, mini gingerbread men and maple syrup. A delicious dish, which is warming and full of flavor! Autumn and winter time is the perfect time to enjoy this Gingerbread Maple Cake by Holly Jade! The cake is moist, fluffy, perfectly sweet and extremely mouth-watering. It’s quick and easy to make and 100% vegan!!!
15. Gingerbread Cake
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This Gingerbread Cake by Gretchen Price is moist, yummy, and full of the perfect blend of autumn spices. We also recommend pairing it with this delicious pumpkin mousse (linked in the ingredients list) to top the cake. You will not be able to get enough!
Love these gingerbread recipes? We’ve got more! Check out 15 Spicy and Oh-So-Sweet Desserts Featuring Gingerbread or look through our Gingerbread Archives for more!
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