Skip to Content



I love the slightly spicy and sweet flavored taste of gingerbread and could eat it year-round although the holiday season is definitely more known for celebrating this cozy and wintry flavor. Go beyond the traditional gingerbread men cookies and houses with these 12 unique and delicious ways to enjoy this iconic holiday flavor.

Gingerbread Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (via Averie Cooks) Similar to the popular Biscoff or Speculoos types of cookie butters, this is a decadent gingerbread one that you could enjoy many different ways (or eat straight from the jar).

Gingerbread Muffins (via An Edible Mosaic) Switch up the standard banana or blueberry muffins with this holiday spiced one.

Gingerbread Gooey Caramel Bars (via What’s Cooking Love) Ooey-gooey and delicious, you’ll never guess these easy bars only take 5 ingredients to make.

Bite Sized Gingerbread Houses (via The Decorated Cookie) A gingerbread house that’s easy to decorate without all the bells and whistles, but just as cute.

Gingerbread Donut Shaped Cookies (via Studio DIY) Gingerbread cookies cleverly disguised as donuts – kids will have a blast decorating this dessert duo.

Gingerbread Cookie Cake (via Crazy for Crust) A festive cake that’s sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering.

Gingerbread Marshmallows (via Supegolden Bakes) Imagine the divine flavors as you swirl these into hot chocolate – or make a batch to hand out as yummy holiday favors or treats.

Gingerbread Twix Bars (via Beyond Frosting) Got any leftover Halloween candy? Turn them into these gooey bars, easily made with a cake mix.

Gingerbread Biscotti (via If You Give a Blond a Kitchen) Add a unique flavor to this popular Italian cookie – a good gift to package up as edible treats.

Gingerbread Waffles (via Forkful of Awesome) Serve this waffle redolent of holiday flavors to the kids on Christmas morning.

Gingerbread Caramel Corn (via Cookie Monster Cooking) Perfect for munching on movie nights during school holiday vacations.

Take a look here for more kid-friendly holiday eats and recipes.


Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.