11/30/2012 09:09 am ET Updated Dec 10, 2014

Gingerbread Dessert Recipes For The Best Holiday Baking

Half Baked Harvest

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.

  • 1 Gingerbread Cupcakes
    Sally's Baking Addiction
    Get the Gingerbread Cupcakes recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
  • 2 Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Breakfast Bake
    Averie Cooks
  • 3 Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
    Damn Delicious
    Get the Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipe from Damn Delicious
  • 4 Gingerbread Surprise Beignets
    Half Baked Harvest
    Get the Gingerbread Surprise Beignets recipe from Half Baked Harvest
  • 5 Chocolate Gingerbread Bars
    Buns in my Oven
    Get the Chocolate Gingerbread Bars recipe from Buns in my Oven
  • 6 Soft And Chewy Molasses Gingerdoodles
    Averie Cooks
  • 7 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
    Get the Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies recipe from Handle The Heat
  • 11 Gingerbread Molasses Chocolate Chip Bars
    Averie Cooks
  • 12 Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts
    Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
    Get the Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts recipe from Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
  • 13 Gingerbread Maple Muffins
    How Sweet It Is
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  • 14 Gingerbread Pancakes With Ginger Molasses Maple Syrup
    Averie Cooks
  • 15 Egg Nog Gingerbread Tarts
    Get the Egg Nog Gingerbread Tarts recipe from Duhlicious
  • 16 Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies
    Averie Cooks
  • 17 Gingerbread Waffles
    Evan's Kitchen Ramblings
    Get the Gingerbread Waffles recipe from Evan's Kitchen Ramblings
  • 18 Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes
  • 19 Molasses-Gingerbread Cake With Mascarpone Cream
    Con Poulos/Food&Wine
  • 20 Cookie Butter Spread Ginger Molasses Cookies
    Averie Cooks
  • 21 Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes
    A Little Zaftig
    Get the Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes recipe from A Little Zaftig
  • 22 Gingerbread Mug Cake
    Just Putzing Around The Kitchen
    Get the Gingerbread Mug Cake recipe from Just Putzing Around The Kitchen
  • 23 Pumpkin Gingerbread
    Simply Recipes
    Get the Pumpkin Gingerbread recipe from Simply Recipes
  • 24 Pumpkin-Gingerbread Trifle
    Brown Eyed Baker
    Get the Pumpkin-Gingerbread Trifle recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

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