20 Festive Gingerbread Desserts

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20 of the best gingerbread desserts to make this Christmas, including gingerbread cookies, cakes, bars, and everything in between!

20 Festive Gingerbread Desserts collage of gingerbread cupcakes, gingerbread men, gingerbread whoopie pies, and gingerbread cake.

Gingerbread Desserts

If you are searching for the best gingerbread desserts, you have come to the right place.

You will love all the festive gingerbread recipes that you will find below. 

If you are anything like me, your only problem will be that you will have a hard time narrowing it down to just one or two recipes and you will end up wanting to make them all!

homemade gingerbread men cookies decorated with eyes, mouth, scarf, and buttons using icing
Gingerbread Men Cookies
This gingerbread recipe makes the tastiest classic Christmas Gingerbread Men cookies! Made with molasses and brown sugar you can’t go wrong!
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gingerbread cake plated
Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake
This classic gingerbread cake is a favorite in our house. It is moist, full of flavor, and pairs perfectly with the sweet cinnamon frosting on top. It’s basically Christmas in a bite of delicious cake!
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Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Soft and chewy gingerbread cookies covered in red and green sprinkles are perfect for the holidays. No rolling and cookie cutters are required for this easy and delicious Christmas cookie recipe!
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Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies
Sure you have made gingerbread men… but have you ever turned those gingerbread men upside down to make adorable reindeer cookies?! Genius!
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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream
These soft gingerbread cupcakes combine all of the flavors of the holidays in one moist cupcake! Top them with a spiced buttercream for the ultimate gingerbread dessert!
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Overflowing bowl of dessert dip topped with sprinkles and a gingerbread man
Caramel Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
Caramel Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip is an easy dessert recipe to wow your holiday guests with. This sweet dip recipe combines caramel and gingerbread flavors together in a creamy dip.
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Three frosted gingerbread brownies stacked
Gingerbread Brownies
Spicy, dense, and chewy these Gingerbread brownies are chock full of flavor then topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. These are the perfect addition to your Christmas Cookie plate!
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Gingerbread House
Make and decorate a gingerbread house completely from scratch with this easy recipe. Who needs boxed kits when you can make your own?!
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Gingerbread House Gingerbread Layer Cake
Or, turn a cake into a gingerbread house with the delicious–and creative–gingerbread layer cake recipe!
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Gingerbread Bundt Cake
Gingerbread Bundt Cake
This beautiful gingerbread bundt cake is topped with a sweet vanilla glaze and makes for a perfect holiday season dessert.
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Bowl of cobbler with scoop of ice cream on top and a silver spoon next to it.
Gingerbread Apple Cobbler
This gingerbread apple cobbler has layers of apple pie filling, soft gingerbread, and crunchy pecan streusel for an easy to prepare, family-friendly dessert. Serve with a scoop of ice cream for a real treat!
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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
This gingerbread dessert takes a smooth cream cheese filling and sandwiches it between two delicious gingerbread cakes. Simply heavenly!
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Gingerbread Monkey Bread
Gingerbread Monkey Bread
This sweet and sticky gingerbread monkey bread is easy to make and makes the perfect Christmas dessert treat. Just be sure to keep plenty of napkins handy!
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magic cookie bars with gingerbread crust
Gingerbread Magic Cookies
A festive variation of the traditional 7 layer cookie, these gingerbread magic cookies are simply the perfect mix of all things yummy.
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Gingerbread Blondies with Lemon Swirl
Gingerbread Blondies with Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Swirl
What sets these blondies apart from other gingerbread blondies is the amazing lemon cream cheese swirl. Yum!
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Gingerbread Sugared Almonds in 2 bowls
Gingerbread Sugared Almonds
These gingerbread-scented sugared almonds are the perfect snack for all your festive gatherings, and can also be packaged up in pretty jars for a simple homemade gift.
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slow cooker gingerbread latte recipe in mason jar mug
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte
Drink your dessert with this tasty gingerbread latte. The hot gingerbread-flavored drink is easy to make in your crockpot and the perfect holiday drink for coffee lovers at Christmastime. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles for a special treat!
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Pumpkin Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
Pumpkin Gingerbread Cupcakes
Cupcakes with the flavor pairing of pumpkin and gingerbread. Topping this delicious combo is a spiced cream cheese frosting.
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Star shaped gingerbread cookies with powdered sugar on top
No-Chill Gingerbread Cookies
Cut-out gingerbread Cookies with a sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top are the perfect festive treat! No chilling the dough is required for this gingerbread recipe, so they’re quick and simple to make!
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Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Bite-sized gingerbread cookie cups filled with creamy gingerbread-flavored cheesecake?! Yes, please!
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Let me know your favorite gingerbread desserts in the comment section below!

Originally published Dec 20, 2016.

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30 Comments

  1. We made gingerbread houses this year for Christmas… although I admit I used graham crackers.

  2. Oh how I wish I had seen this before Christmas! I will definitely save it for next Christmas! Thank you so much for all the great information!

  3. All of these gingerbread recipes sound amazing! I particularly want to try making the Gingerbread Roll Cake first, this is something that I have never had before! It looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks SO much for the post! I am always looking for good Gingerbread recipes and the Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Vanilla Glaze โ€“ Living Sweet Moments looks and sounds especially yummy!!

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