PART OF Holiday Central

51 Gingerbread-Inspired Recipes

Do you know the Gingerbread man? Well, ready or not he's coming this holiday season! Get ready to infuse gingerbread into anything and everything with our 51 top recipes. Not only will it taste like Christmas, but your house will smell like it too.

The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies

“I must start off saying I’m not the most experienced baker, but I do enjoy it. This was my first time making gingerbread cookies. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I ended up refrigerating the dough overnight because I wanted to bake the cookies with my kids in the morning. These turned out great!”


Gingerbread Bundt Cake

"Oh, this was so wonderful. I am not much of a sweet eater but good homemade gingerbread is something that I really like. It had a delicious flavor and soft, tender texture. A wonderful wintertime dessert.”


Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

"This was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. I made all of the components the night before, refrigerated them overnight, and put the trifle together in the morning. I think this kept it from getting soggy. I will definitely make this again."


Gingerbread House Icing

“I made five batches of this for a classroom gingerbread house party. Each batch yielded four sandwich size zip lock bags about half full. It worked out very well. Great recipe!”

-Wendy M.

Gingerbread Waffles

"I made this recipe for a holiday breakfast for the office. It was a major hit! I even was able to make the batter the night before, so I was ready to go the next morning."

-Sarah Hyre

Gingerbread Truffles

“Yum! I did cool the mixture overnight, and I’m so glad I did. Then once rolled into balls, I put them in the freezer for a while before coating them. I got lots of compliments on these - they were so good.”

-Chef Pippy

Easy Gingerbread Cookies

“A great, easy recipe! I have used it several times with my students. Also, good for making gingerbread men muffins!”


Gingerbread Coffee

“I had friends over for pumpkin pie, and this was the perfect coffee to go with it. I will definitely keep this molasses mixture on hand over the holidays.”

-Julie Bs Hive

Kelly's Gingerbread Pancakes with Raisins

“Outstanding! If you are looking for incredible feather-like, fluffy pancakes, these should be your #1 choice. I loved the gingerbread flavor, and the addition of raisins really made these pancakes go from delicious to incredibly delicious.”

-LUv 2 BaKE

Gingerbread Smoothie

"The flavors in this smoothie are ones that you might expect in a warm drink, but they are quite good in this smoothie as well. The addition of the banana is an interesting touch and is very tasty!”


Gingerbread House

"This was a really fun and adorable Christmas project. We totally enjoyed ourselves for a whole day. The directions were great.”

-Lavender Lynn

Apple Gingerbread Bread Pudding

“Absolutely wonderful. The water-bath is worth the few extra minutes of time to set up. I will definitely serve this over and over again this fall.”


Gingerbread Ravioli

“Did you ever serve pasta as dessert or during the holidays as cookies? Here they are: gingerbread ravioli. I love them and I vary the filling every time. What a fun activity for kids, they can make ravioli with their own filling. This is fun to make and such a treat for all.”


Spicy Gingerbread Cake

"Wow! That's the first thing everyone who's tried this gingerbread has said after taking a bite. Wonderful complex flavor, fantastic texture. I could seriously eat the whole cake!"


Gingerbread Pudding Cake

“I made this for a special dessert Christmas Eve and it was amazing! My brother-in-law was even eating the leftovers in the morning!”


Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze

"These muffins are delicious! I wouldn't change a thing. I also got 18 huge muffins, which is great because I know they're going to disappear quickly!”


Soft & Easy Gingerbread Men

“This dough will hold any form you want to cut from it but it will still bake up soft. The kids will love decorating them and we all agree that they are pretty tasty too!”

-Fitness Guru

Streusel Topped Gingerbread With Butter Sauce

"So simple and so good. I will definitely be making this again. It was devoured! A great way to use up that leftover buttermilk that I always seem to have for some reason. And I highly recommend the sauce."


Gingerbread Men in a Bubble Bath

Tiny, bite-sized gingerbread men languishing in a sweet, creamy bubble bath will usher in a childlike, yuletide spirit.

Moist Gingerbread Cake

"A slightly sticky loaf cake flavored with ginger and topped with crystallized ginger for some bite!"

-Izy Hossack

Gingerbread Cupcakes

A perfect addition to your Christmas party dessert table. Tastes just like the holidays!

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

"I love this gingerbread, especially for the cardamom in it. It gives the cookies a very special flavor. The combination of honey and dark sugar give the gingerbread a delicate sweet note, malty and smooth. A wonderful yet different gingerbread recipe.”


Dianne's Gingerbread Banana Muffins

"I'm always making banana muffins and came up with this recipe for a little something different. Lightly sweetened with molasses and full of warming spices, they are especially delicious in the winter, but we enjoy these any time of the year."


Coconut Gingerbread Cookies

They keep their shape, and have coconut in them! What could be better?

Gingerbread Pancakes

Christmas morning can be hectic, but these pancakes will make you feel and taste the holidays.

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Chunky butterscotch gingerbread cookies, name a better duo. We'll wait.

Bake Gingerbread With a Twist

"Gingerbread is an iconic holiday treat enjoyed all over the world. So this year, why not update this favourite tradition with a beautiful gingerbread pie? Ingredients like molasses, brown sugar and nutmeg deliver festive flavours in every bite, and cute pastry gingerbread men add a whimsical and stylish final touch."

-Mary Jenny

Gingerbread Coffee Cake

Tender coffee cake, with a gingerbread addition. Yes please!

Magenbrot (Gingerbread Speciality)

A unique twist on your average gingerbread cookie, with a delicious glaze, shaped into bars!

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Need a signature cocktail at your next Christmas party? This is the perfect treat for your guests. Not only is it an alcoholic beverage, it'll satisfy any sweet tooth!

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf

"Very, very good. So easy to make and it came out perfect. It smelled wonderful while baking and was even nicer when cooled.”

-Chef Dudo

Barb's Gingerbread Biscotti

"Great recipe! My Italian father loves these treats after dinner. I have to make extra so that he can take some home!”


Gingerbread Pancakes

“These were very good. The batter had a nice consistency - not too thin, not too thick. I ate mine with maple syrup and my husband had his with pear butter.”

-Queen Dana

Fat-Free Gingerbread Cookies

“Fantabulous! These wonderful little gems would be perfect with a cup of coffee or hot apple cider. Wonderful flavor. My family loves them!”


Starbucks Gingerbread

To all the Starbucks lovers out there, this is the perfect recipe for your holiday season! Taste Christmas in every bite.

Gingerbread Oatmeal Bread

“Great bread, I loved the unusual mix of spices! I enjoyed it toasted with a little bit of butter on it. My home smelled just like a Bavarian bakery while making this, tempting me all afternoon!”


Lill's Blueberries in the Gingerbread

"Gingerbread is one of my favorite desserts and the blueberries add a special treat. So good with a cup of coffee or tea, or even as a night time snack with a glass of milk!”


Gingerbread With Citrus Fluff

We all know gingerbread can be spicy, so why not pair that with a bright, citrus cream? This is the ultimate treat during the holiday season.

Gingerbread Drop Cookies

"These turned out great. I opted to roll the dough out and use cookie-cutters, which turned out perfectly. I've never had a better batch of gingerbread cookies!”


Chocolate Gingerbread Drops

"Wonderful flavors, and a very unusual combination. I loved these! I used dried cranberries and mini chocolate chips. The molasses, ginger, and chocolate flavors go great together!”


Strawberry Gingerbread

“This was so good. I love both strawberries and gingerbread, so I knew I would love this! My kids loved this cake too. I served it with whip cream but it is so moist that it really doesn't need any topping. I have frozen some pieces for my kids to take as snacks for school and they are thrilled!”


Molasses-Free Gingerbread

“This is a nice rolled spice cookie that has all the seasoning of gingerbread, only without the molasses. I rarely have molasses on hand, and this makes cookies half-way between a good sugar cookie and gingerbread. Light and crisp, and can also be frosted!”


Pear Gingerbread Pudding

"This is a treat for any gingerbread lover. It's simple to make, and will be loved by the whole family. A warm dessert is welcomed in winter and this pear gingerbread pudding is something that you don't find everyday. The texture is like a mix of a soft pudding and a baked gingerbread, which is unique and yummy.”


Gingerbread Scones

“The scones were delicious and just right for a cold morning with coffee. I used White Whole Wheat Flour and they came out terrific.”


Gluten-Free & Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

"All the comfort and joy of the traditional holiday snaps, but without corn, dairy, eggs, or gluten!"


Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread Cake

"Loved this! It's not only delicious, but beautiful. I loved the fresh zing of the ginger pear combo, and it wasn't overly sweet.”

-Lucky in Bayview

Last-Minute Gingerbread Muffins

“Great flavor! A delicious recipe that can be kept in the refrigerator for a few weeks. I made them just as directed and they didn’t frost, they were very moist!”


Gingerbread Streusel Cake

"My kids wanted gingerbread so I went looking for a quick recipe. This worked perfectly! I liked that it wasn't too sweet and used molasses instead of white sugar.”


Holiday Gingerbread Biscotti

"I've made these for many years and they are very popular. I dip them in melted white chocolate after they have cooled to make them pretty and even more delicious. They keep for ages in an airtight container, and are addictive with a cup of tea or coffee."


Gingerbread Spice Blend

"I mixed this with some sugar and sprinkled it on buttered toast. So much more interesting than plain cinnamon toast! I also used it as a dip for apples. Yum!”


Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread Cake

“Dense, moist, complex spicy flavor, and not too sweet. It fit perfectly in a 10-cup Nordicware Bundt pan!”