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17 Easy Gingerbread Recipes To Spice Up Your Holiday Dessert Table

December 22, 2016

Every season has its signature flavors — fall is bursting with pumpkin and apples, spring is all about fresh greens, and summer means juicy fruits. When it comes to winter, however, there's really only one taste, one smell, and one flavor that rules them all — and with the help of these easy gingerbread recipes, you can capture it for yourself this holiday. Some people are all about peppermint in the winter time, while others love cinnamon twists — but true holiday-lovers know there is only one truly festive flavor: gingerbread. Perfectly sweet with swirls of brown sugar molasses, delightfully spicy with hints of ginger, cinnamon, and clove, gingerbread is the ideal holiday dessert. Nothing beats the fragrant smell of a loaf of gingerbread in the oven, the sweet bite of a frosted person-shaped cookie, or the warm feeling of a spicy flavored beverage swimming in your belly during the holiday season. It's not the holidays unless the dessert table is lined with plenty of it. So, the real question is, how will you be preparing yours this year? Whether you're in the mood for traditional people-shaped cookies or you're looking to try something different and unique this year, here are 17 simple gingerbread recipes to meet all of your holiday needs. 1. Gingerbread Men Cookies Whether you like yours soft and chewy or crunchy and crispy, Brown Eyed Baker's gingerbread recipe is perfect for you. Easy to make cookies that are almost too cute to eat, these holiday staples will be a hit in your home. 2. Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes Small but decadent, these bite-sized gingerbread cheesecakes from Baked by Rachel are the creamy, festive dessert of anyone's dreams. Though they may look like they come from a professional bakery, this 30-minute recipe is simple to follow, and will help make your hectic holiday just a little bit simple. 3. Gingerbread With Salted Caramel Sauce When it comes to making gingerbread for the holiday, you can't go wrong with the traditional form of the dessert. Made with applesauce instead of butter or oil, these delectable treats from My Baking Addiction are made...

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