Delicious Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious breakfast for Christmas morning, look no further. Super fast to whip up with ingredients that you undoubtedly have on hand from all the Christmas baking, this Gingerbread Pancake Recipe is a sweet morning treat. Whether you have guests in entertain or its just the immediate family gathered around the breakfast table, make it special by serving pancakes seasoned for the holidays.

You can even use your Gingerbread cookie cutters after cooking to punch out cute shapes for the kids. They were a big hit at our breakfast table with grownups and kids alike.

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Ground ginger
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ tsp. salt
1 egg
3 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
1 cup milk
¼ cup molasses

Directions:

  1. Whisk egg, milk, oil, molasses into a large bowl.Gingerbread Pancake Recipe 1
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt until combined well.Gingerbread Pancake Recipe 2
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients a little at a time until completely incorporated. Add a bit more milk if you like your pancakes thin.
  4. Warm oil in a large pan over medium heat.Gingerbread Pancake Recipe 3
  5. Scoop batter into pan using a ¼ measuring cup.
  6. Cook until bubbles begin to form over majority of pancake, lift the edge to check for doneness.Gingerbread Pancake Recipe 4
  7. Flip and cook another few minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Top with syrup and light sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.

For a special touch serve with Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup-

½ cup maple syrup
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla

Warm in saucepan or I microwave until just warmed throughout.

Makes about 12 pancakes.

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The Gingerbread Man Enrichment Activities – 10 Gingerbread Activities

Gingerbread Man Lesson Plan

“Run, Run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man”

A fun book for the holidays to set the mood for Christmas, and to slow down and spend Gingerbread Man Lesson Plan little extra time with the kids doing fun art projects and activities.

I have pulled together some art, fine motor, and sensory activities to go along with the book The Gingerbread Man. Reading to your child is fun but it is also the key to promoting literacy. Christmas can be such a busy, hurried time- don’t forget to focus on just being with your kids and enjoying the holiday.

Gingerbread Activities:

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Art

This fun activity counts as a wonderful sensory activity as well, combine ½ cup washable brown or tan paint with 1 Tbsp. ginger, 1 tsp. Cinnamon, and ½ tsp. of cloves for a delicious smelling paint. Use like a finger paint, with a paintbrush, or place in shallow dish and use cookie cutters to stamp paint onto paper.

Use cookie cutters to trace gingerbread men shapes from brown construction paper. Use buttons, pompoms, sequins, stickers, and other small items to decorate him/her.

Math

Count buttons, use them as a math manipulative to do simple addition, subtraction, and more than/less than problems.

Cut out Gingerbread of different sizes ask your child to place them from largest to smallest and vice-versa.

While thumbing through the book have your child count the number of people, or animals they see on each page. Point to the page numbers and have your child identify the number if able.

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Sensory

Create a baking sensory bin by scooping 6-8 cups of flour into a large shallow storage bin with flour, cheap spices like cinnamon and ginger still in the shaker (these can be picked up at your local Dollar Tree). Sifters, spoons, measuring cups, small bowls, and cookie cutters. If you are feeling brave add water so your child can create a play dough like substance. Place a sheet or tarp under the bin for easy clean up. Scooping, pour, and stirring are great activities for hand-eye coordination as well as fine motor skills.

Act out the story, take turns being the Gingerbread Man, and the other characters from the book.

Play a different version of freeze dance-Gingerbread freeze, run in place and recite the line from the story “Run, Run, as fast as you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread man!” Randomly throughout the phrase say “Freeze” and then stop in the position your in.

Bake Gingerbread cookies with your little one, use our delicious Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe here.

Place various spices in small cups and let your child smell them, have them guess the spice in each container. Talk about how spices are used to give flavor when cooking and baking. Some are for sweet dishes and some are for savory.

I hope you and your child enjoy these Gingerbread Activities!

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle {Perfect for Holiday Entertaining}

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

This Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle is perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s a delicious holiday dessert that is simple to make, and beautiful to present to guests or even your family.

Layered with sweet, light pumpkin cream and spicy gingerbread, this dessert will be a hit and is a wonderful alternative to plain old pie. For individual servings this is beautiful in a wine glass, and equally pretty in a mason jar. Make it in a large glass bowl for a self serve dessert.

Customize it a bit to make it your own by layering in a chocolate drizzle instead of caramel. You could also whip instant coffee granules into your cool whip for a delicious coffee flavored topping.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Ingredients:

1-12 oz. container of cool whip
1 -30 oz. can of pumpkin puree
½ batch of this Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe, cubed
1 cup powdered sugar
2-4 Tbsp. caramel

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Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk; cool whip, pureed pumpkin, and powdered sugar until
  2. Bake gingerbread using THIS Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe, cut in half.
  3. Instead of cutting out shapes with cookie cutters – roll flat and bake like a large rectangle cookie, cool, and cut into 1×1 squares with a knife. OR. like me, you may have some gingerbread men left over already.  This is a perfect way to use up broken or leftover men.  Just crumble into small pieces.
  4. Layer pumpkin mixture, a drizzle of caramel, and gingerbread. Repeat. Top with plain cool whip.

Makes 8-10 small servings of Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

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Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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If you are like me and you want your gingerbread cookies soft instead of crunchy, this is this Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe is perfect for you.  Soft and spicy, these cookies will please kids and kids at heart. I have included a simple icing recipe to decorate these cute little guys – use it by itself or as a “glue” to attach small candies for decorations.

Grab your cookie cutters and meet me in the kitchen for a baking fest! The little ones love to help cut out shapes and decorate too.

Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

6 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups molasses
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup water
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp. ginger
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt

Directions:

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  1. Stir all wet ingredients together in a large bowl.SONY DSC
  2. In separate bowl combine all dry ingredients together.SONY DSC
  3. Stir wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. Cover
  4. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and divide dough in half, place one half back in refrigerator while you work with the other.
  6. Working quickly (one of the keys to keep cookies from spreading into unrecognizable shapes is to keep dough cold) roll dough on a floured surface to 1/4” to 1/2” thick.SONY DSC
  7. Cut out your chosen gingerbread shape(s).SONY DSC
  8. Move cookies carefully to an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on pan for 2 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.SONY DSC
  10. Once cookies have completely cooled they are ready for icing.

Tips for best results -

  • Keep your dough cold
  • Roll dough to closer to 1/2” , they keep shape better when a little thicker
  • Avoid putting cookies on a hot sheet to bake
  • Allow to cool completely before icing

Perfect Gingerbread Icing:

1 stick butter
2 tsp. Vanilla
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup sweetened condensed milk.

Mix all ingredients well until smooth and free of lumps. Place in a pasty bag, squirt bottle or for easy clean up -transfer icing to a ziplock, seal bag, snip very small piece of corner off and use like a pasty bag, squeezing icing out as you go. Throw away when done-my favorite clean up method!

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Recipe for Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar {Homemade Gift Idea}

Recipe for Gingerbread Cookies

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Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas unless there was a tray of sweet little Gingerbread men baking in the oven.

A wonderful gift idea is to use this Recipe for Gingerbread Cookies and put it in a jar for busy moms who love to bake homemade but could use a little help pulling together ingredients. It’s also perfect for teachers who would love the taste of fresh baked cookies but lack time.

Delicious and full of the taste of the holidays these cookies are sure to put two times the smile on everyone’s face, once while baking and again while devouring them. The are equally delicious with a steaming cup of coffee or a glass of ice cold milk. Layer in a quart sized mason jar and add a pretty ribbon and handmade label with baking instructions, don’t forget to attach a cute Gingerbread cookie cutter or two to finish them off!

Recipe for Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar:

Layer the following ingredients in a quart mason jar in this order:
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1Tbsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. cinnamon

Place lid and ring on the jar and close securely. Top your gift with fabric tied in raffia or twine or cut festive scrapbook paper using your mason jar ring to trace for a topper – add ribbon and a handmade tag for a thoughtful gift.

Baking Directions:

  1. Place cookie mix in a large mixing bowl, stir well.
  2. Stir in ¾ cup of molasses, ½ cup butter-softened, and 1 egg. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate to firm up dough for one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°
  5. Roll dough out to ¼ thickness on a smooth surface that has been lightly floured.
  6. Cut shapes from dough and place on lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Decorate with icing and small candies (using icing as a glue)

Simple Icing Recipe:

1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. water
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
½ tsp.vanilla

Start with sifted powdered sugar in a small mixing bowl, add vanilla, cream of tarter, and water 1 Tsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Place in an icing bag and pipe onto cooled cookies.

* Frugal icing tip – Use a ziplock sandwich bag, after filling the bag snip off a small corner, squeeze bag gently as you go. This is also much simpler for cleanup-just toss the baggie when done!

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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

With the cooler temperatures and the holidays around the corner it is time to start thinking of those traditional classic baked goods, candies and treats. When striving to stay on a Vegan diet it can seem like none of your childhood favorites are possible, but here is one easy to create and delicious exception in these Vegan Gingerbread Cookies.

Not only do they give you the traditional flavor of gingerbread but they also allow you to stay within your dietary restrictions. These easy and tasty cookies are sure to become a household favorite for years to come.

Vegan Ginger Cookie Ingredients Edited

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

2 Cups Almond Flour
1 Cup Vegan Granulated Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 Tablespoons Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 Vanilla Almond Milk

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl sift together flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl blend together sugar, coconut oil, maple syrup and almond milk until well blended.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet until well mixed.
  4. Lightly flour clean surface and roll dough out. The thinner dough will result in a crispy cookie,
  5. Thicker dough will result in a chewy cookie. Dough will be slightly wet/sticky so you may need to spray rolling pin with non-stick spray to prevent sticking.Vegan Ginger Cookie Prep
  6. Cut into desired shape and lift onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 7-8 minutes at 350 degrees.

These cookies are an excellent cookie jar favorite for the holiday season but are light enough to have year round for the entire family.

Although the recipe uses almond flour and almond milk, it has been made with traditional all-purpose flour and wheat flour with great results. Rice flour did not produce the preferred texture, so I do not recommend it as a substitute if you are also looking for gluten free cookies. Enjoy these Vegan Gingerbread Cookies with your favorite warm winter beverage today!

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Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Are you looking for a great Christmas Gingerbread Cookies recipe?  You can make super cute Gingerbread Men or Women or use other Christmas cookie cutter shapes such as a bell, tree or even a candy cane!  This recipe is sure to be a huge hit.

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:
1 package Butterscotch Pudding (cook and serve)
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
Icing Ingredients:
1 Egg Whites
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Powdered Sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon and set aside.
  2. Cream butterscotch pudding mix, butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add egg and mix.
  4. Add in flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Cover and chill dough for about an hour until firm.
  6. Divide mixture in half, place one half Wrapped back in refrigerator.
  7. Prepare baking sheets with cooking spray or parchment paper.
  8. Flour work area and rolling pin and roll out dough to 1/8″ thickness.Christmas Gingerbread Cookies Cutter
  9. Cut out with cookie cutter and remove scraps.
  10. Transfer cookies to baking sheets using spatula. Leave several inches between cookies.
  11. Roll scrap dough and cut remaining cookies.
  12. Bake in 350 degree oven about 10 minutes (watch for edges to begin to turn lightly brown).Christmas Gingerbread Cookies Shape
  13. Leave on cookie sheet for several minutes before moving to cooling rack.
  14. Combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until bubbly.
  15. Add powdered sugar gradually and mix until all sugar is incorporated.
  16. Beat on high until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks.
  17. Transfer icing to pastry bag.
  18. Pipe the line pattern on cookies.
  19. Wait at least several hours for icing to set.
  20. Enjoy!

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies can be made in many shapes.  Which did you pick?

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Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe {Jar Gift Idea}

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

Exfoliate your skin with this Gingerbread Sugar Scrub recipe.  Sugar makes an excellent scrub and is a budget friendly alternative to those store bought scrubs.    Get into the holiday spirit by making this Gingerbread Sugar Scrub and giving it as gifts.

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Ingredients

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Almond
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp All Spice
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except the Coconut Oil.Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Process
  2. Gradually add Coconut Oil and stir.
  3. Place Mixture in Jar.
  4. If using as a gift, add this FREE Gingerbread Sugar Scrub PDF Printable Label to the front of the jar and a ribbon.

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub will make a great holiday gift.  You can make several at one time and gift them to teachers, friends and family.  You’re gift will not only be thoughtful and  homemade, it will be budget friendly!

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DIY Gingerbread Man Candy Dish – Easy Gingerbread Man Crafts

Gingerbread Man Craft Candy Dish

I love having candy dishes around the house during the holidays (don’t worry I opt for sugar free versions).  I have a few pretty dishes I use but this year I wanted to add a cute one to the mix – and this Gingerbread Man Candy Dish is perfect!  Plus, the craft cost me a less than $3 to make!

Gingerbread Man Crafts

Materials:

  • (2) Mini Terra Pots
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • White and Black Paint
  • White Ribbon
  • Candy

Directions:

  1. Glue the 2 terra pots together, attaching them at their bottoms.
  2. Using white paint, create wavy lines on the top and the bottom of your dish.  Allow to dry completely.
  3. Using black paint, add eyes and “buttons”. Then add a white mouth.
  4. After all paint has dried, tie a ribbon around the middle and add your favorite candy!

Make sure to add Gingerbread Man Crafts to your holiday craft schedule!

Looking for more Gingerbread ideas?  I have several other Gingerbread Patterns and Gingerbread Activities to keep your child busy with Gingerbread fun.

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Amazon: Wilton Gingerbread Shape Cutters

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Order the Wilton Metal Boy Cookie Cutter Set of 4 for $6.23 from Amazon to get 4 gingerbread shapes.  Each Gingerbread Shape will be perfect for baking or tracing.

  • Gingerbread boy shape
  • Sizes from 5 to 2 1/2 in.

I have several other Gingerbread Patterns and Gingerbread Activities to keep your child busy with Gingerbread fun.

Your order will qualify for FREE shipping with Super Saver Shipping on orders over $35 or with Amazon Prime. You can also sign-up for a FREE 1-month trial of Amazon Prime HERE to test it out and see if it works for you. Perfect for Holiday shopping!

Amazon Prime offers multiple benefits including:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases.
  • Access to Amazon Instant Video
  • Ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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