Gingerbread Muffins


 

My favorite cookies are molasses. I love the them with a bit of icing in the center. But, gingerbread is a close second. These muffins are a combination of the two. More molasses than gingerbread but still with that tang. My kids loved that they looked like molasses cookies. These would be perfect for a Christmas breakfast or even a weekend leading up to the holidays.

Verdict:

These muffins can be served with or without icing. They are fluffy and airy. The kids love these and asked that I make them again really soon and not wait until Christmas again.

Gingerbread Muffins

A flavorful muffin that is a cross between a molasses cookie and gingerbread cookie.

Ingredients:

  • and 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1 cup cold water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan by adding cupcake liners. To help the liners NOT stick to the muffins spray the inside of the liners with non-stick spray.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  3. Beat eggs in one at a time until batter is fluffy.
  4. Add molasses to bowl and stir well.
  5. Add flour to bowl giving the mixture a good stir before beating ingredients together until well incorporated.
  6. Add ground ginger, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt to bowl.  Start beaters on low to incorporate. Slowly drizzle cold water into the batter as you beat the ingredients to smooth.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely on wire rack.
  8. To ice: mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream in a small bowl until smooth. Dip tops of muffins into icing and let dry.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Mmmm. Ginger is one of my all-time favorite spices. That and cinnamon. 🍁🍂🌾

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! My favorites too.

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  2. Erika Kind says:

    Sounds like this will become the new tradition around the Christmas season in my house. Yum!

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  3. I love the look of these, Marci.

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  4. Angie says:

    Oh, boy! The best of both worlds! My husband will LOVE these. And all the grands. Mmmm. I do love gingerbread…and molasses…

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Molasses cookies are my favorite and I love that these have that flavor!

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  5. Angie says:

    I just made these and they are in the oven! They smell divine! I couldn’t find the temp in the recipe, so I’m trying it at 350. Is that what you used? Can’t wait to try them…

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I just fixed it. You were right 350 degrees. I don’t know how I missed it.

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      1. Angie says:

        Well I thought I was missing the obvious! Lol. I do that sometimes, and it’s right there staring me in the face. Turned out just right, so yay!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          So happy! Thanks again!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Glad you found something you like. I love that you made it for your family. That is what I try to encourage everyone to do. Don’t like something or don’t have an ingredient? Try to make it your own!

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