Baking with Gingerbread: 7 Recipes for Success

Gingerbread is one of those holiday staples you just have to have at the Thanksgiving dessert table, and in your Christmas spread too. It’s a treat that most people love, especially because it’s the main ingredient in a fun activity! Decorating gingerbread houses usually makes you want to eat this sweet holiday dessert, and we’ve curated seven recipes you can try this merry baking season.

Baking with Gingerbread

Take a look at our list of top recipe options to try, both at home and at your bakery!

1. Gingersnaps

It’s the classic cookie that you can’t not bake this holiday season. With molasses, cinnamon, sugar, and of course, ground ginger, you can’t go wrong. This recipe only takes 30 minutes to bake and then your cookies are ready for quick consumption.

2. Gingerbread Cake

Bake this moist, scrumptious gingerbread cake and don’t feel bad eating it for breakfast. With a dollop of whipped cream and a glass of milk (or mug of coffee), it goes down easily and it’s worth the effort.

3. Cream Cheese Frosting Cupcakes

Gingerbread and cream cheese? Yes, please. Fluffy cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (that’s flavored with cinnamon) will make you want to live in the holiday season forever.

4. Pumpkin Bars

What a great way to blend Thanksgiving and Christmas — use pumpkin with gingerbread for the ultimate fall/winter holiday treat! Twenty-five minutes of prep time and one hour and 20 minutes of baking time yields 48 bars, perfect for supplying a holiday party.

5. Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Make a gingerbread pudding cake in your slow cooker for a hands-off, easy dessert that is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

6. Gingerbread Cheesecake

No holiday dessert list is complete without cheesecake. Nutmeg, cloves and molasses flavor this treat, and your taste buds will never be the same.

7. Gingersnap Bark

Are you a white chocolate fan? Here’s where you can combine this love with your passion for gingerbread. Gingersnap bark offers a crunch but still melts in your mouth.

8. Why Is Gingerbread Associated with the Holidays?

Did you know the first recipes for gingerbread originated from Greece in 2400 B.C.? It wasn’t until the 16th century when gingerbread houses became popular in Germany that the dessert began to be associated with Christmas. It is thought that the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about Hansel and Gretel and the witch’s house made of treats may have popularized the idea of the gingerbread house.

Today, your customers and your family members alike will appreciate your contribution to the holiday dessert table, especially if it’s gingerbread. If you need to replace any baking equipment to ensure you create the best product possible, depend on Stratton Sales this holiday season.