16 Spicy Gingersnap Recipes to Make Year-Round
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16 Spicy Gingersnap Recipes to Make Year-Round

Gingersnaps may say “holiday baking” to a lot of us, but there’s no reason to relegate these tasty ginger treats to just a few months of the year. Packed with spices, these 16 snappy treats go beyond the cookie tray — we’re talking icebox cakes, tarts and more — and are perfect for year-round enjoyment. In need of more sugar and spice in your life? Be sure to check out our collection of gingerbread recipes from around the globe for even more inspiration!

1. Blackberry Mascarpone + Gingersnap Icebox Cake: Simply layer wafer-thin gingersnaps with blackberry-enhanced whipped mascarpone cream to create this fantastic no-bake desert. (via Butterlust)

2. Soft Chocolate Chip Gingersnap Cookies: These spicy molasses cookies promise to stay soft even long after they come out of the oven. (via Zesty Cook)

3. Caramel Apple Cheesecake: One part cheesecake plus one part apple pie raised to the caramel power equals a whole lot of goodness packed into a gingersnap crust. In other words, one winning equation! (via Spiced)

4. Grandma’s Cooky Press Ginger Snaps: Buttery spritz cookies are tasty and all, but sometimes you just need a little more flavor. This here recipe is the answer, and will have you cranking out tons of beautifully shaped cookies without picking up a rolling pin. (via A Full Measure of Happiness)

5. Ginger Cheesecake Bars: We’re loving the crust-to-cheesecake ratio of these bars — but wait, there’s more. An unassuming layer of sugar, ginger, butter and spices between the two packs in an impressive amount of flavor, bringing everything together. (via Cooking and Beer)

6. Gingersnap Bread Pudding With Bourbon Butter: Anyone else distracted by the words “bourbon” and “butter?” It’s ok, so are we. It’s an impressive finishing touch for this challah bread pudding dotted with crumbled gingersnaps and chopped apricots. (via Strawberry Plum)

7. Roasted Strawberry Tartlets: Roasting strawberries concentrates all of their lovely flavors, allowing them to stand up to a fantastic crust made from homemade gingersnaps. (via Wild Greens and Sardines)

8. Peach-Pecan Ice Cream in Gingersnap Waffle Cones: Crispy gingersnap cones are a fantastic paring with homemade peach ice cream, though surely a scoop of pumpkin and a few other flavors would work just as well. (via Peanut Butter and Julie)

9. Gingersnap Cookie Truffles: These no-bake treats are a fantastic addition to your holiday cookie tray. (via An Edible Mosaic)

10. Blackberry Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust: Between the distraction of a flavorful crust and topping, the lightened-up filling is sure to pass for a cheesecake far richer (in calories) than it is. (via Dash of East)

11. Gingersnaps: The trick to making these robustly flavored, deep-colored cookies is blackstrap molasses. (via Life is Great)

12. Dark Chocolate Tart With Gingersnap Crust: This may look like your standard chocolate tart, but the addition of black pepper and candied ginger makes it totally unique. (via Dessert Girl)

13. Pear Sorbet in Gingersnap Cups: Pear sorbet and gingersnaps are a perfect pairing; enjoy a refreshing and piquant flavor combo in every bite. (via Yummy Mummy Kitchen)

14. Beef Carbonnade: The addition of gingersnap crumbs to this hearty beef stew provides just a touch of sweet-spicy flavor; a great way to warm up on a chilly night. (via Gourmandistan)

15. No-Bake Chocolate, Gingersnap + Peanut Butter Filled DelightFulls: Tons of chocolate and peanut butter goodness is packed between layers of spicy ‘snaps. (via Food Network)

16. Puff Pastry “Ravioli”: Filled with gingersnap-enhanced mascarpone and topped with a spoonful of marionberry sauce, these little packets turn the usual ravioli on its head. (via Cookin’ Canuck)

Do you enjoy gingersnaps year-round or reserve them for the winter months? Get (ginger) snappy in the comments!