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Gingerbread Dessert Recipes For The Best Holiday Baking

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
12/13/2017 10:48am ET | Updated December 14, 2017

If you’re one of those people who feels gingerbread is a regretful recurrence every holiday season, you couldn’t be more wrong. We can understand that sentiment when it comes to fruitcake because it’s about as dense as a brick (and as tasty too), but gingerbread should not be lumped into that category — it has too much potential.

Dried-out versions of gingerbread houses and gingerbread men have given the flavor combination of ginger, cinnamon and molasses a bad name; but we’re confident the gingerbread recipes below will change your mind. From beignets to cupcakes to pancakes, gingerbread is spicing up this holiday season.

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Gingerbread Cupcakes
Sally's Baking Addiction
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2
Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Breakfast Bake
Averie Cooks
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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
Damn Delicious
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4
Gingerbread Surprise Beignets
Half Baked Harvest
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Chocolate Gingerbread Bars
Buns in my Oven
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Soft And Chewy Molasses Gingerdoodles
Averie Cooks
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Gingerbread Boy Granola
Half Baked Harvest
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8
Lafayette Gingerbread
Completely Delicious
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9
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Peanut Butter
Averie Cooks
10
Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Handle The Heat
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Gingerbread Molasses Chocolate Chip Bars
Averie Cooks
12
Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts
Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
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13
Gingerbread Maple Muffins
How Sweet It Is
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Gingerbread Pancakes With Ginger Molasses Maple Syrup
Averie Cooks
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Egg Nog Gingerbread Tarts
Duhlicious
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16
Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies
Averie Cooks
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Gingerbread Waffles
Evan's Kitchen Ramblings
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Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes
Sweetapolita
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Cookie Butter Spread Ginger Molasses Cookies
Averie Cooks
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Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes
A Little Zaftig
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21
Gingerbread Mug Cake
Just Putzing Around The Kitchen
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Pumpkin Gingerbread
Simply Recipes
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Pumpkin-Gingerbread Trifle
Brown Eyed Baker
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