Gingerbread is one of my family’s very favorite holiday treats. We like it in any way, shape, or form. There is just something warm and comforting about the spices and molasses. Naturally, I tend to look for more gingerbread treats to make during the holidays. I could honestly add molasses and ginger to just about everything and call it good. And that’s just what these 25 gingerbread treats do. Friends, you need to make these today, tomorrow, all month even. Take a look and see which ones catch your eye the most. Me? I think I’ll take one of each.
25 Holiday Gingerbread Treats 1 of 26
Because there are some things you've just got to make, and these 25 gingerbread treats fall into that category.
Gingerbread Marshmallows 2 of 26
Homemade marshmallows are one of my favorite treats. Joy takes these to the next level by spicing them up, dipping them in chocolate, and sprinkling them with gingersnap crumbs.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Marshmallows on Joy The Baker.
Gingerbread Granola 3 of 26
Gingerbread Ice Cream 4 of 26
If you love gingerbread, but are looking for a new way to enjoy those spicy, molasses-y flavors, I implore you to try this ice cream. It has a rich, complex gingery flavor from both fresh and dried ground ginger, as well as a good dose or molasses.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Ice Cream on Tracey's Culinary Adventures.
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting and Pomegranate Molasses 5 of 26
These perfectly gingerbread-spiced cupcakes were made to be topped with billowy, marshmallow frosting. Pomegranate caramel adds a sweet and tangy layer of flavor.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting and Pomegranate Caramel on Blogging Over Thyme.
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies 6 of 26
If you have gluten-free and/or vegan friends on your goodie list, make a few batches of these soft, chewy cookies. The dark chocolate chips are a perfect match with the spices. And p.s. even your non-vegan and non-GF friends will love them too.
Get the recipe for Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies on Cafe Johnsonia.
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle 7 of 26
It's not Christmas at our house without a trifle. I love the layers of cream and pumpkin pudding between layers of dark gingerbread cake.
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle on Browneyed Baker.
Gingerbread Pie 8 of 26
The flavors and spices of gingerbread come together in this rich, dark custard pie topped with marshmallow meringue.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Pie on Sprinkle Bakes.
Chewy Gingerbread Bars 9 of 26
Imagine the flavors of gingerbread with the texture of a thick, chewy brownie and you'll understand why these bars are so special.
Get the recipe for Chewy Gingerbread Bars on Cafe Johnsonia.
Gingerbread Hot Cocoa 10 of 26
Hot cocoa gets a warm gingerbread twist. Definitely something that you'll want to be sipping while you're watching It's a Wonderful Life for the tenth time.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Hot Cocoa on Lovin' The Oven.
Apple Pie with Gingerbread Crust 11 of 26
This is one of the most creative ways I've seen to incorporate gingerbread in a new way. The gingerbread crust houses a sweet, spiced apple filling.
Get the recipe for Apple Pie with Gingerbread Crust (Gingerbread Pie) on Jane's Adventures in Dinner.
Gingerbread Caramels 12 of 26
Buttery and sweet homemade gingerbread caramels would make a perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Caramels on Good Life Eats.
Caramel Apple Gingerbread Upside Down Cake 13 of 26
Another favorite recipe from my kitchen, gingerbread upside down cake is a revelation! It turns almost pudding-like as it cooks with the apples.
Get the recipe for Caramel Apple Gingerbread Upside Down Cake on Cafe Johnsonia.
White Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies 14 of 26
How darling are these thumbprint cookies? I love the combination of gingerbread, white and milk chocolate. What a perfect little cookie!
Get the recipe for White Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies on Barbara Bakes.
Gingerbread Waffle Recipe 15 of 26
Waffles are one of our favorite breakfasts. These are made with almond and brown rice flours along with warm spices. They are perfect served with a smattering of pear butter.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Waffles from The Vintage Mixer.
Gingerbread Oreo Blondies 16 of 26
If you have any cookie exchanges to go to this year, a plate of Gingerbread Oreo Blondies is sure to be a hit.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Oreo Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod.
Homemade Gingerbread Spice Latte 17 of 26
Take your morning coffee to the next level by turning it into a creamy gingerbread spice latte. (You might never go back.)
Get the recipe for Homemade Gingerbread Spice Latte from Chocolate Covered Katie.
Whole Wheat Oat Gingerbread Pumpkin Pancakes 18 of 26
Spice up your breakfast with the flavors of gingerbread and pumpkin mixed into a healthy, whole grain stack of pancakes.
Get the recipe for Whole Wheat Oat Gingerbread Pumpkin Pancakes on Cookin' Canuck.
Persimmon Gingerbread Loaf 19 of 26
Persimmon season comes and goes quickly. Make the most of it by making a lovely gingerbread cake to perfectly compliment their sweetness.
Get the recipe for Persimmon Gingerbread Loaf on The Vintage Mixer.
Gingerbread White Chocolate Blondies 20 of 26
Mmm... gingerbread blondies loaded with white chocolate chunks and diced candied ginger. Perfect for dunking in milk. (Hint: Santa wants a plate of these.)
Get the recipe for Gingerbread White Chocolate Blondies from Bless The Mess.
No Knead Gingerbread Bagels 21 of 26
Bagels + gingerbread = what you want for breakfast. These soft, chewy homemade bagels will see you through the chilly mornings and holiday shopping. Did I mention they are no-knead?
Get the recipe for No-Knead Gingerbread Bagels from Bakeaholic Mama.
Gingerbread French Toast with Gingerbread Butter 22 of 26
Get a double hit of gingerbread flavor with this fantastic recipe for gingerbread French toast topped with gingerbread butter. You needed a Christmas morning breakfast idea, and here it is.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread French Toast with Gingerbread Butter from Created By Diane.
Gingerbread Biscotti 23 of 26
Biscotti, the twice-baked favorite cookie to many, just got gingery. And yes, that's a white chocolate drizzle on top. Now you just need your cup of coffee and you're all set.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Biscotti on That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Gingerbread Spiced Eggless Eggnog 24 of 26
I love me a cup of holiday eggnog. This one is an easy egg-free version that perfectly combines ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom with the deep flavor of molasses. Bonus - you can make it in about 5 minutes.
Get the recipe for Gingerbread Spiced Eggless Eggnog on Cafe Johnsonia.
Glazed Gingerbread Baked Donuts 25 of 26
If you like donuts and you like gingerbread, these donuts are for you! They are baked, not fried, which means they are even easier to whip up for a quick breakfast or snack.
Get the recipe for Glazed Gingerbread Baked Donuts on Taste and Tell.
Stuffed French Toast with Gingerbread Praline Sauce 26 of 26
Last, but definitely not least, we have stuffed French toast. With praline sauce. Can you even handle it?! The French toast is stuffed with cardamom cream cheese, which by itself is a big WOW. But drizzling it with gingerbread praline sauce takes it from wow to "get in my mouth now."
Get the recipe for Stuffed French Toast with Gingerbread Praline Sauce on Food For My Family.