With Christmas less than two weeks away, the winter season is well underway, which means that it is the perfect time to stuff your face with as many seasonal desserts as possible. Hang around by the dessert table at Christmas parties, bake a dozen cookies all for yourself, there is no guilt to be had in celebrating the holidays with your favorite sweets.

Much like peppermint, cranberries, and cinnamon, gingerbread is an iconic winter flavor that fits in perfectly with just about any dessert. Fun, old fashioned gingerbread men cookies are always a great option when it comes to winter desserts for the entire family, but there are a whole host of cakes, bars, and barks out there waiting to be enhanced with that classic ginger-filled flair. These are just a few of our favorites!

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1. Gingerbread Brownies

These delicious brownies have a soft, gooey center and tons of sweet and spiced gingerbread flavor. The addition of strong molasses succeeds in adding tons of flavor to the brownies without overwhelming them, which turns them into an instant classic at first bite.

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2. No Churn Gingerbread Ice Cream

It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, there is never a wrong time to enjoy a nice bowl of ice cream. Filled with amazing melted peeps and completely no-churn, this ice cream is just as easy to make as it is delicious.

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3. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

These soft whoopie pies bring a little bit of light summer flavor to a traditional winter dessert with their delicious lemon cream filling and soft gingerbread sandwich cookies. The added dusting of sweet powdered sugar is just the icing on the proverbial cake.

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4. Gingerbread Fudge

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without tons of fudge. If you’re looking to go the homemade route this year, you can’t go wrong with this chewy gingerbread fudge. Packed full of white chocolate, ginger, nutmeg, and molasses, this festive fudge can’t be beat.

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5. Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream

What goes better with gingerbread than caramel and cream cheese? This sweet, spiced cake may seem a little intimidating but it is a lot easier to put together than it looks. A simple, moist gingerbread cake is filled and frosted with an equally delicious caramel cream cheese buttercream. This combination is a match made in dessert heaven.

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6. Gingerbread Cookie Bark

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, finding a dessert that is easier to make than candy bark is almost impossible. This recipe calls for four simple ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to put together, which makes it absolutely perfect for party snacks and gift goodies!

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7. No-Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake

Cheesecakes may be delicious but they are often difficult and time-consuming to make, especially during a time of the year that is so busy. This no-bake cheesecake has all the flavor and beauty of a traditional cheesecake with half of the work. A soft crust made up of gingersnap cookie crumbs is filled with a delicious gingerbread cheesecake then topped with decadent chocolate pearls.

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8. Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Crinkle cookies are a favorite in any season. Soft on the inside and crinkled and covered in powdered sugar on the outside, what’s not to love? These cookies can be made in well under an hour and never fail to put a smile on the faces of everyone who tries them.

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Jordyn Smith

Jordyn Smith

A city girl currently living it up in the south with my little family. I love baking, hoarding makeup, and daydreaming. If I'm not writing, I'm probably trying to think up weird pizza recipes or watching Property Brothers.