20 Surprising Gingerbread Recipes That Aren’t Cookies
Everyone’s familiar with gingerbread cookies, but those fabulous flavors can be found in lots of unexpected and delicious places. Branch out with your gingerbread recipes this year!
I like to combine the sweet and spicy taste of gingerbread with the cool and dreamy taste of cream cheese frosting. It’s a heavenly way to start the day! —Jannine Fisk, Malden, Massachusetts
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This is my twist on Christmas gingerbread…cheesecake-style! I like to garnish it with small gingerbread men all the way around the sides and a dollop of whipping cream on each slice. —Cindy Romberg, Mississauga, Ontario
This delicious pie showcases gingerbread flavor in the meringue instead of the crust. Baking it on the bottom rack gets the crust nice and crisp without par-baking it. —Shannon Roum, Food Stylist, Taste of Home
My husband’s grandma made the most amazing honey gingerbread. It’s wonderful all on its own, but when you add it to a trifle, your guests are sure to ask for the recipe. —Tami Kuehl, Loup City, Nebraska
A party favorite of ours is gingersnaps and pumpkin dip. I combined those flavors for a wonderful cross between gingerbread bar cookies and cheesecake. —Kathleen Rhodebeck, Penacook, New Hampshire
Thanksgiving or Christmas is gingerbread time! And this ice cream says it all. I’ve found that dark brown sugar works better than light. —Jacqueline, McComas, Paoli, Pennsylvania
A sure sign that fall is truly here is when my family asks me to make my signature gingerbread cobbler. Over the years it’s been given the nickname of “Autumn in the Oven”. Clever, right? —Cheryl Peterman, Prescott, Arizona
These moist scones’ gingerbread flavor make them just right for serving around Christmastime. They are a scrumptious treat with tea or coffee. —David Bostedt, Zephyrhills, Florida
Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? If not, this special cocoa will do the trick. It’s like drinking a chocolate gingerbread cookie! —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, AZ
The aroma of baking gingerbread stirs up such warm memories. This one looks festive and is even on the lighter side. —Nancy Beckman, Helena, Montana
We wait for these flavors all year long. Stack up the layers in a big trifle bowl, or make minis for everybody at the table. —Amy Geiser, Fairlawn, Ohio
Molasses and spices turn an ordinary pancake mix into a special breakfast. These are so easy to make that you can have them any day of the week. —Trina Stewart, Yacolt, Washington
If you enjoy gingerbread cookies, you’ll be delighted with these light golden souffles. This airy dessert has a wonderful ginger flavor that is enhance with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.—Donna Spangler, Palmyra, Pennsylvania