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12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make this holiday season

12 gingerbread recipes

Gingerbread Cottages Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make this holiday season

'Tis the season for all things gingerbread. From dioramas to sweet treats, these gingerbread recipes will have your house smelling like Christmas in no time.

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12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Ugly Sweater Cookies

No ugly sweater party is complete without these themed cookies! The gaudier the better, so let the kids' imaginations run wild with endless candy and colour combinations.

Get the recipe: Ugly Sweater Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Gingerbread Diorama

This impressive gingerbread house is a treat to decorate. Use any leftover dough to make gingerbread people, animals and other decorations for your house.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Diorama

By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Elegant Gingerbread Ornaments

Use silver dragées (hard edible candy decorations) to add a classy touch to these show-stopping ornaments.

Get the recipe: Elegant Gingerbread Ornaments

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Snowy Ginger Owls

These sparkly ginger owls are an adorable take on gingerbread men. We've chosen to decorate with snowy colours, but there's enough icing for you to play around with different shades.

Get the recipe: Snowy Ginger Owls

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Gingerbread Apple Trifle

Soaked in rum and layered with juicy cinnamon apples and vanilla custard, spiced gingerbread steals the spotlight in this holiday favourite.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Apple Trifle

By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Gingerbread Cottages

You will need a 23- x 17-inch (58 x 43 cm) cake board or other sturdy surface for the base. Having a few cottages means three sets of little hands can personalize their own houses, making it a great family project!

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Cottages

By: Louisa Neumann The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Gingerbread Blondies

The combination of molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cream cheese icing gives these blondies an unmistakable gingerbread flavour, without being overly rich or sweet.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Blondies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Buttery Gingerbread Men

Designed to resemble crafty felt gingerbread men, the recipe yields half white and half brown cookies. Decorate with candies to resemble buttons, eyes and hearts as desired.

Get the recipe: Buttery Gingerbread Men

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Stained Glass Gingerbread Ornaments

These ornaments are not only fun to prepare but also make beautiful gifts and decorations for the holidays.

Get the recipe: Stained Glass Gingerbread Ornaments

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Ryan Szulc

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Gingerbread Marshamallows

Enjoy these spiced confections on their own or take the flavour a step further by topping your latte with them—instant treat!

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Marshmallows

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Gingerbread House Cookie Ornaments

These gingerbread house façades are an easy alternative to the traditional gingerbread house. Decorating sugar adds sparkle to simple snow-covered rooftops, and candies add a fun pop of colour.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread House Cookie Ornaments

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

12 scrumptious gingerbread recipes you should make to celebrate the holiday season

Two-Tone Gingerbread and Shortbread Cookies

Buttery shortbread gets a warm hug from spiced gingerbread dough in this mash-up of two favourite holiday cookies. A nutty brown butter glaze brings the two flavours together.

Get the recipe: Two-Tone Gingerbread and Shortbread Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

 

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