There will be hundreds of mouthwatering gingerbread recipes in the form of cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and even houses, adorning tables everywhere in December. Christmas brings out all the gingerbread desserts, though I like it all year long.
Last week I was in Germany on a Viking River Cruise and had real gingerbread for the first time in my life. Of course, I’ve had what we in the US call gingerbread, but it is not the same.
Those yummy little gingerbread men we’ve grown up with? There is truly no comparison. Don’t get me wrong; I really have never met a gingerbread I didn’t like.
I’m a ginger fan. I love ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger in Chinese food and sushi. Fresh ginger is so easy to add to all kinds of dishes, and you can buy it in just about every grocery store.
Though ginger root originated in Asia, according to the Smithsonian, gingerbread may have actually been introduced to Western Europe by crusaders back in the 11th century who were returning from the Eastern Mediterranean.
In medieval Europe, gingerbread was a popular treat at festivals, but in shapes like animals, birds, even armor, but not the little gingerbread men we all know and love.
The gingerbread I had in Nuremberg is actually called Lebkuchen, and it is absolutely delightful. And yes, I brought some home!
If you go to Nuremberg, be sure to buy your gingerbread desserts at the market in the square near Schöner Brunnen, the Beautiful Fountain, not at a dessert shop, where it can be much more expensive.
For now, I have 13 pretty amazing gingerbread recipes from some of the top bloggers in the business. I haven’t tried all these variations yet, but Gingerbread Cream Liquor? I’m in!
And I know my friend Chrysa at Thrifty Jinxy is a wonderful cook, so I can’t wait to try her Ultimate Gingerbread Cupcakes. I just pinned them to my Cupcake Crazy Board on Pinterest!
Mouthwatering Gingerbread Recipes
Whether you make enough for sharing at a party, or just enough for an afternoon treat with the kiddos, these little guys are not only adorable but also delicious! So easy and fun to make – your whole family will love them.
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Doughnuts | Fearless Dining
These bite-sized Gluten-Free donuts are sure to bring a smile to every face. Golden brown and crunchy on the outside, moist and cakey on the inside, they are a delicious holiday treat with or without the frosting!
Gingerbread Cream Liquor Recipe | Tikkido
This delightfully decadent adult beverage is perfect for Christmastime, or anytime you want to indulge in a bit of cheer. Creamy and rich with just a touch of spice, it will soon be everyone’s favorite holiday libation.
Gingerbread Layer Cake | Sugar Spun Run
This delicious offering is almost too pretty to cut into. Beauty aside, if you want to enjoy the warm, bold and exquisitely spiced gingerbread flavors, you will have to. It’s a masterpiece for your eyes, as well as your tastebuds.
White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten-Free) | My Gluten-Free Kitchen
All the flavor of a traditional ginger snap is baked into this gluten-free chewy version of an old fashioned Christmas favorite! The addition of the white chocolate is a pleasant surprise everyone will enjoy!
Gingerbread Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
Gingerbread. Cranberries. Chocolate Chips. Each one a treat all by itself. Put them all together and what you will get is a cookie so chock full of flavor that you’ll wish you had made more.
Chocolate Shot Glass with Gingerbread Cheesecake Filling | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
These adorable chocolatey treats are surprisingly easy to make and oh so difficult to stop eating! A festive addition to any holiday table, they’ll please friends and family alike!
You’ll want to make these again and again, all year long!
Ultimate Gingerbread Cupcakes | Thrifty Jinxy
One of the best things about cupcakes, besides being yummy, is that they’re so easy to eat anywhere. No plates, no forks, no problem!
These warm and tender little cakes topped with slightly sweetened cream cheese frosting are so yummy, you may not want to share!
Apple Gingerbread Muffins | Strength and Sunshine
Apples and Gingerbread is the perfect pairing in these muffins. They are seriously good!
With the added benefit of being gluten-free and vegan, you have yourself a healthy and new variation of gingerbread that is sure to please.
Soft Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream | What the Fork Food Blog
Just the title is enough to make your mouth water! This tasty treat is a wonderful twist on an old-timey whoopie pie-like dessert that will make you glad there aren’t any rules that say they can only be made at Christmas!
Chocolate Gingerbread Poundcake Recipe | Mom Foodie
This version of pound cake has a mix of deep chocolate and spicy gingerbread flavors that are sure to satisfy every tastebud. Topped with a drizzle of ginger-vanilla glaze it’s a real winner that will make it on to everyone’s favorite dessert list.
Gingerbread Eggnog Latte | Lydi Out Loud
Rich and creamy, warm and spicy, generously topped with whipped cream and gingersnap crumbles, you’ll want to cozy up by the fire with your favorite book and this delicious cup of pure joy!
German Gingerbread Cookies | Cooking with Carlee
These simple gingerbread cookies bake up golden brown and delicious. They are fun to make and easy to decorate!
Choose your favorite shape and finish off your masterpiece with royal icing for a perfect blend of spicy sweetness! Get the kids to help!
Gingerbread Apple Pie Cake OhMy! Creative
This cake is so quick and easy to make, you will have a hard time believing how tremendously good it is. With moist juicy apples and a buttery rich crumb topping, your guests will think it took hours to make.
Top with a small scoop ice cream and you can’t go wrong. So good!
You may also find your new favorite dessert in this roundup of Christmas desserts.
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