6 Gingerbread Recipes That Go Beyond Cookies

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Yes, gingerbread cookies reign during the holidays, but you can get the flavor of these treats without making cutout cookies. If you love spicy treats and want to expand your baking repertoire using the rich, sweet, and spicy flavors of gingerbread man cookies, try these gingerbread recipes. And, you don’t have to limit yourself to making these during December. These pinnable recipes taste great all year long.

Clean and Skinny Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Recipes Gingerbread Latte

Photo: Pinterest/Amy’s Healthy Baking

Think of gingerbread recipes as the Christmas season replacement for pumpkin spice recipes. If you miss pumpkin spice lattes, you have to try this gingerbread latte recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking. Not only does it taste good but it’s good for you, too. Try this warm, healthy way to quench your thirst and your craving for gingerbread men.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip

Gingerbread Recipes Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip

Photo: Pinterest/Food, Folks, and Fun

Though most gingerbread recipes make desserts, this one creates an appetizer that disguises itself as dessert. Food, Folks, and Fun’s recipe for gingerbread cheesecake dip tastes sweet enough for after a meal but is still ideal for a party starter. Keep some graham crackers on hand to spread this dip on, or for real decadence, use cinnamon graham crackers.

Gingerbread Muffins with Spice Crumble Topping

Gingerbread Recipes Gingerbread Muffins

Photo: Pinterest/Spend with Pennies

Spend with Pennies effectively merged the crumb topping of a coffee cake with the tasty flavor of gingerbread in this muffin recipe. Serve them with coffee or tea for a tasty, molasses-flavored treat that straddles the line between breakfast and dessert.

Gingerbread Caramel Poke Cake

Gingerbread Recipes Gingerbread Caramel Poke Cake

Photo: Pinterest/What’s Cooking Love

Though you may think you’ve never had a poke cake, it’s likely you have without realizing it. Hostess chocolate cupcakes are a type of poke cake, with the bottoms poked out and icing injected into them. A traditional poke cake requires the cook to poke holes in the baked cake and icing poured over the top, which seeps into the holes. You get a surprise of sweetness inside every bite, and the same is true of What’s Cooking Love’s gingerbread caramel poke cake. It combines two old-fashioned treats for a new, delicious dessert.

Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread Recipes Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Photo: Pinterest/Savory Style

Savory Style has a deceptively simple recipe for an elegant dessert. If you want to impress people at a party while saving yourself time, make these chocolate gingerbread truffles. They’re easy to make, yet look like something you’d buy from a bakery.

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Gingerbread Recipes Gingerbread Cheesecake

Photo: Pinterest/Dinner Then Dessert

Cheesecake may not come immediately to mind when you think of gingerbread recipes, but it did for Dinner Then Dessert. This rich cheesecake recipe has all the sweet spiciness of gingerbread with the texture of a velvety cheesecake. If you’re a fan of either dessert, you must pin this dish to make this holiday season.