21 Ways to eat more gingerbread this season

Dec 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET

'Tis the season for all things gingerbread!

Once the holidays roll in, we start baking with more and more warm spices and ingredients, gingerbread being one of the favorites. A blend of spicy ginger and sticky, sweet molasses that dates all the way back to the 17th century, it's a favorite that's modernized with recipes and new ideas.

1. Gingerbread latte

gingerbread latte

Blog: Dessert for Two

Start your day by sipping on this gorgeous gingerbread latte.

2. Gingerbread cheesecake bites

gingerbread cheesecakes

One-bite desserts are our favorite and these gingerbread cheesecake bites are the perfect holiday treat.

3. Gingerbread Oreo blondies

oreo gingerbread blondies

Blog: Two Peas and Their Pod

The brownie's sister, these gingerbread Oreo blondies, take it up a notch by including our favorite cookies.

4. Gingerbread cookie milkshake

cookie milkshake

Blending cookies is the thing to do. Make this gingerbread cookie milkshake as an afternoon treat.

5. Gingerbread tea cake

tea cake

Blog: Blogging over Thyme

Accompany this gingerbread tea cake with your gingerbread latte — it's the perfect combination of snacks.

6. Spicy gingerbread loaf cake

spicy gingerbread loaf

This gorgeous spicy gingerbread loaf cake is a great idea to bake up and send in care packages to your college students.

7. Mini gingerbread whoopie pies

gingerbread whoopie pies

Blog: Table for Two

We're loving these mini gingerbread whoopee pies — assemble them the day of for perfection.

8. Copycat Starbucks gingerbread biscotti

gingerbread biscotti

Dunk these copycat Starbucks gingerbread biscotti into your everyday espresso and taste how it slowly melts in your mouth.

9. Gingerbread cake with butter rum toffee sauce

rum cake

Blog: Boulder Locavore

This gingerbread cake with butter rum toffee sauce is the essential holiday dessert — serve it up this weekend.

10. Gingerbread chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip gingerbread cookies

Make your favorite chocolate chip cookies but turn them into these holiday gingerbread chocolate chip cookies.

11. Gingerbread boy granola

gingerbread granola

Blog: Half Baked Harvest

Granola with tiny cookies?! We're talking about this gingerbread boy granola — imagine putting it in clear bags, tying them up and giving as gifts to neighbors and friends.

12. Gluten-free soft ginger cookies

gluten free cookies

Just because you can't eat gluten doesn't mean you have to miss out on these gluten-free soft ginger cookies.

13. Gingerbread cinnamon roll pancakes

cinnamon swirl gingerbread pancakes

Blog: Recipe Girl

Waking up to these gingerbread cinnamon roll pancakes Christmas morning would make anyone a happy camper.

14. Homemade maple gingerbread almond butter

gingerbread butter

Blog: How Sweet It Is

Slather some homemade maple gingerbread almond butter on a croissant for the ultimate decadent treat.

15. Gingerbread 7-layer bars

layer bars

Blog: Something Swanky

These gingerbread 7-layer bars are seven layers of heaven.

16. Gingerbread flan

gingerbread flan

Blog: Dessert for Two

Smooth and luscious, this gingerbread flan is adapted for two — your special someone will love you even more after they take one bite.

17. Gingerbread pear empanadas

pear gingerbread empanadas

Blog: Laylita's Recipes

Handheld pies, that's what these gingerbread pear empanadas are to us.

18. Low-carb and gluten-free gingerbread scones

gingerbread scones

Blog: All Day I Dream About Food

Try these low-carb and gluten-free gingerbread scones for the older generation that needs to stick to healthier treats — they won't know they're missing out on anything really.

19. Gingerbread white hot chocolate

gingerbread hot chocolate

Blog: Nutmeg Nanny

Nothing like this gingerbread white hot chocolate as a treat for a job well done — and by job we mean tackling the mall on a Saturday morning.

20. Gingerbread cupcakes with molasses cream cheese frosting

gingerbread cupcakes

Blog: Gimme Some Oven

Bring a dozen of these gingerbread cupcakes with molasses cream cheese frosting to the next teachers' meeting, and they'll give you straight As.

21. Gingerbread bread pudding with bourbon sauce

gingerbread bread pudding

Blog: The Law Student's Wife

Spiked desserts are totally our thing and this gingerbread bread pudding with bourbon sauce may be last on the list, but first on our minds.

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