15 Delicious Gingerbread Christmas Treats
There are endless recipes out there that you can choose from, but gingerbread-based treats seem to be the ideal pick. Whether you’re going for gingerbread men, trees, snowflakes or simple cookies, we’re here to give you a few useful tips so that you may surprise your loved ones this year.
If you and your kids love Shrek, then you can definitely decorate your gingerbread cookies to look like the famous character Gingy. You will need to use traditional royal icing as well as a few purple gumdrop buttons in order to obtain the perfect look. Don’t forget the red mouth and lavender eyebrows!
Creating a gingerbread house requires a bit of time and a bit of skill as well, but all the effort would definitely be worth it in the end when you’d see the wonder in your children’s eyes. As you can see in the image, you’d need several individual gingerbread cookies in order to create the roof alone, while the decoration process would require frosting and colorful, delicious gummy hearts and sprinkles.
Gingerbread House Perched on a Mug Rim
Doesn’t this look absolutely splendid? Perched on the rim of a mug filled with hot chocolate, these lovely little gingerbread houses can represent a perfect adornment as well as a delicious Christmas treat. You’ll probably need to get a hold of a Mini Gingerbread House Kit in order to make this thing a reality, though.
Gingerbread Pull-Apart Cupcakes
These lovely little gingerbread cupcakes are so soft that you don’t need to cut them using a knife. Instead, you can just pull them apart and savor them piece by piece, which is definitely more convenient, wouldn’t you agree? If you want to serve these incredible treats this Christmas, you’ll need to make a batch of ordinary Fluffy Yellow Cupcakes as well as a batch of Buttercream Frosting for decorating purposes.
Drunken Gingerbread Men Cupcakes
These particular treats need to be served to adults exclusively, since their recipe includes more than a cup of Malibu Rum. As you can see in the image, the gingerbread men are actually quite tipsy themselves, since they are sitting sideways or sometimes even upside down onto the cupcake toppings.
Gingerbread Men Cookies on Sticks
Apart from getting the right mix of spiciness and sweetness, when baking Gingerbread Men you should also make sure that they look the part as well. Ordinary decorations involve different frostings and sprinkles, but have you ever thought about putting the gingerbread men on sticks? This would definitely make eating them a lot more practical. Give it a try!
Double Gingerbread Cupcakes
What’s better than one cupcake? Two cupcakes, of course! And if they are stacked together, they’re even better. The first cupcake can act as a base, while the second one can be placed on top with ease by dipping it in the frosting. The shape is up to you, but stars look particularly nice.
To make some of these good-looking and highly delicious gingerbread snowflakes, you’ll need a large snowflake cookie cutter as well as a little bit of imagination for the decoration. The process is pretty straightforward, and as long as you get the shape right, the decoration process is a piece of cake.
Heart-Shaped Gingerbread Cookies Perched On a Mug Rim
Just like the gingerbread house perched on a mug rim, these lovely heart-shaped gingerbread cookies can work as exceptional adornments for a mug of hot chocolate or milk. These cookies are very easy to make, and they would definitely make Santa quite happy when he comes over to bring presents for the little ones (*wink).
Gingerbread House Pop
These small gingerbread houses perched on lollypop sticks must look and taste incredible. The process for creating these wonderful gingerbread house pops is s little bit tricky, but the result is definitely worth the effort. You can use these pops to decorate your Christmas table or other holiday meals.
Cheerful Gingerbread Men
Since Christmas is a festive and joyful holiday after all, it makes sense that the sweet treats that you put on the table should be just as cheerful. Put a smile on the faces of your gingerbread men this year and bunch them together with some green and red candy!
Christmas Tree Cookie
These adorable Christmas tree cookies are guaranteed to water the mouth and please the eyes. You’ll need to bake a batch of Christmas tree shaped-cookies and let them cool off completely before decorating them with icing. Start off with the yellow string before filling the branches and the tree trunk. Finally, you can add the star on top using a small star tip. Voila!
Gingerbread Cookie Cups
These edible gingerbread cookie cups can be used to serve eggnog or milk. Just like an ordinary glass shot, these delicious cups can hold the liquid in without spilling but only for a little while. In order to prevent spilling, make sure that the bottom of the cookie is quite thick and that the cookie itself was frozen before being used as a cup. Why would you want to dip your cookie in milk when you can put milk inside the cookie? Genius!
Gingerbread Men Wreath
The gingerbread men wreath is a stunning edible decoration that can be made easily from a batch of gingerbread man cookies that are “holding hands”. Now you don’t need to bake the gingerbread men in this particular position, since you can pair them together after they were baked and put them in the freezer so that they may fix. After you are done, you can trace a ribbon through the wreath and hang it up somewhere where it could be admired by your guests.
Gingerbread Cookie Tree
In order to make a gingerbread cookie tree, you’ll have to stack several cookies on top of each other with frosting in between. You can also put a gingerbread star-shaped cookie on top of the tree for extra effect. This delicious cookie tree is a special delight indeed, which is why you need to make sure that nobody eats it all before you get a chance to show it off.