Indulge in the perfect marriage of rich white chocolate and warm gingerbread with our Homemade Gingerbread Brownies – a delightful treat that brings the cozy flavors of the holiday season to your taste buds. These delectable brownies combine the decadence of chocolate with the comforting spice of gingerbread, making them a truly irresistible dessert.
The Magic of Gingerbread
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a moment to appreciate the magic of gingerbread. The warm and aromatic blend of spices, including ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, infuses every bite with the essence of the holiday season. These delightful spices are often associated with feelings of comfort and joy, making gingerbread a beloved treat during this special time of the year.
In our Homemade Gingerbread Brownies, we aim to capture the heartwarming spirit of gingerbread and combine it with the decadence of chocolate to create a dessert that will become a highlight of your holiday celebrations.
Essential Recipe Notes:
- Gingerbread Spice Blend:
To achieve the perfect balance of flavors in our brownies, we create a custom gingerbread spice blend. Combine ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and a pinch of black pepper. This blend provides the distinct gingerbread taste that elevates the brownies to a whole new level of deliciousness.
The key to achieving the deep, rich flavor of gingerbread lies in the use of molasses. Opt for unsulfured molasses, as it contains more natural sweetness and contributes to the signature taste of gingerbread.
The texture of brownies can be tailored to your preference. For fudgier brownies, bake them for a shorter duration, leaving them slightly undercooked in the center. If you prefer a cake-like texture, bake them a bit longer until fully set. I always bake this recipe for 10 minutes or under.
Choose high-quality chocolate or cocoa powder to ensure a luscious and decadent chocolatey taste in every mouthful. The marriage of rich chocolate and gingerbread spice is what makes these brownies truly extraordinary.
Ingredients you’ll need to make Gingerbread brownies.
Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Line an 8X8 inch pan with Parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine Eggs, Butter, Sugar, and Vanilla, stir until well blended.
Step 2: Add the all-purpose flour and crumbled cookies, stir to blend.
Step 3: Add the melted White Chocolate Chips to the batter and stir.
Step 4: Pour the gingerbread brownie batter into the pan, and place in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Step 5: While the brownies bake, let’s make the frosting. Add cream cheese, vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar and mix on medium speed with a handheld mixer until a fluffy frosting has formed.
Step 6: Remove brownies from the oven to a wire rack, and cool completely. Frost the top of the brownies with the cream cheese frosting and top with more cookies and sprinkles if you have them.
Be sure to experience the magic of winter with our homemade gingerbread brownies. The blend of chocolatey richness and cozy gingerbread spice will make this seasonal delight a new favorite holiday dessert. Wonderful to enjoy with a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or white-hot chocolate!
Indulging in our Homemade Gingerbread Brownies is like experiencing the essence of the holiday season in every bite. The combination of rich chocolate and heartwarming gingerbread spices creates a dessert that is as comforting as it is indulgent. These brownies are perfect for holiday parties, gift-giving, or simply as a special treat to savor with loved ones.
So, gather your ingredients, embrace the joy of holiday baking, and delight in the magic of our Homemade Gingerbread Brownies. These delightful treats will transport you to a world of spiced wonder and blissful flavors, making your holiday celebrations even more memorable and heartwarming. Happy baking and happy holidays!
How should I prepare my baking pan?
Lightly grease the bottom of your pan with a little cooking spray and then add a square of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan. This ensures the brownies will easily lift out when you cut them.
Can I add sprinkles to the batter?
Sure! Youcan add your favorite holiday sprinkle mix to the batter as a mix-in.
Keep a close eye on your baking time with these brownies. You don’t want to overbake and they lose their fudgy texture.
To keep your brownies fresh, store them in an airtight container and place in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze brownies?
Yes. be sure to wrap each brownie in plastic wrap and place in a Ziploc bag, seal, and freeze for up to 1 month. Remove from the freezer and leave brownies until they reach room temperature.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 7 ounces white chocolate chips
- ¾ cup crushed gingerbread cookies
- 6oz. Cream cheese
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Line an 8X8 inch pan with Parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine Eggs, Butter, Sugar, and Vanilla, stir until well blended.
- Add the all-purpose flour and crumbled cookies, stir to blend.
- Add the melted White Chocolate Chips to the batter and stir.
- Pour the gingerbread brownie batter into the pan, and place in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
- While the brownies bake, let's make the frosting. Add cream cheese, vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar and mix on medium speed with a handheld mixer until a fluffy frosting has formed.
- Remove brownies from the oven to a wire rack, and cool completely. Frost the top of the brownies with the cream cheese frosting and top with more cookies and sprinkles if you have them.