It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Snow has already started to softly blanket parts of the country and fun, and festive decorations are appearing on houses.
What better way to enjoy the season and spread the joy than with these gingerbread cake pops? These delightful, flavorful pops are a quick and tasty treat.
Made with seasonal ingredients and warm spices, they are indeed the best way to ring in the Christmas season. Great for bringing to holiday parties, or eating while curled up around a crackling fire, these gingerbread cake pops are sure to become your next holiday tradition.
This simple gingerbread cake pop recipe is a great treat to make by yourself, with friends, or with children if they like to get involved in the holiday baking.
They are made in a cake pop baker and are a treat for both children and adults. They can be enjoyed as a snack while out Christmas shopping, or the conclusion to a warm winter meal.
Enjoy them in the morning with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, or try dipping them in hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Chocolate lovers can trade out the powdered sugar topping for cocoa powder or a decadent ganache.
Did you know Gingerbread houses became part of Christmas tradition as far back as the 16th century in Germany? To this day, it continues to be the beloved traditional Christmas dessert of many and has taken on many forms.
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Cake Pop Maker Gingerbread Pops
- ½ cup butter - softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ cup water
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon ginger - grated
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar - to sprinkle over the cake balls
- Plug in the cake pop maker to preheat it. In a medium bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the powdered sugar) and mix until well combined.
- Add the batter to a piping bag to make it easier to add to the cake pop maker, or you can use a teaspoon. Fill the cake pop maker holes until almost full (leaving about 1mm on top).
- Close the lid and bake in the cake pop maker for 4 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
- Remove from cake pop maker and let them cool a few minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. You can also pop them on treat sticks if desired.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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