8 Takes on Gingerbread Recipes

8 Takes on Gingerbread Recipes

I want to eat ALL the gingerbread!

I drew this little picture to help represent my feelings on the subject of gingerbread.  Isn't it just wonderful?

Personally, I think there has not been enough gingerbread in my life this season.  With Christmas a mere EIGHT days away, I think this is a fact in need of remedying.  As such, I've rounded up just about every way you can get the flavor of gingerbread in before it's too late!  Okay, technically it's never too late... but I certainly enjoy gingerbread the most before New Year's Day.

It's so lucky that on the 8th day of Christmas my FitCakes gave to me 8 Gingerbread Recipes!  

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Glazed Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Glazed Eggnog Sugar Cookies

I remember the first time I ever tried eggnog.  

It was non-alcoholic, of course - I couldn't have been older than 10 at the time - but because I wasn't prepared for anything but what it appeared to be, which was a milkshake, I still had to hold it at arm's length to stare at it and ask, "Grandma, what's in this?"

The whipped egg and the nutmeg, practically the defining features of the holiday drink, were out of range for my ten-year-old palate.  And now, though I've long since added many tastes and textures to my "acceptable foods" list, milkshakes and similarly heavy drinks have not survived those palate-expanding changes.

As a result, I've never added eggnog to my holiday menu.  Still, seeing the plethora of recipes for eggnog and the overflowing milk coolers of eggnog at the supermarket, I can't help but feel I'm missing out somehow during the holiday season.  I mean, heck, I appreciate nutmeg!  

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Chocolate-Gingerbread Pumpkin Tart

Chocolate-Gingerbread Pumpkin Tart

There are three things that top my baking list between October and January.

Can you guess what they involve?

Chocolate.  Gingerbread.  Pumpkin.

I seriously doubt if anyone is surprised.  And yet, for some reason I have never tried combining them before!  I've had chocolate gingerbread before, and it was almost too delicious.  I've also had one of the most scrumptious holiday treats at the Godiva store, where I will go in just for a single one of their chocolate-covered pumpkin pie truffles.  And even though I've never combined pumpkin and gingerbread myself, the two have so much in common, what with all the ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg that goes into both.

Chocolate, gingerbread, & pumpkin.  That just sounds like a party to me.

 

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