We’re all for tradition, but when it comes to holiday baking, we’ve always had mixed feelings about gingerbread cookies. Fresh out of the oven, they’re warm and peak holiday—but one day later, a plain gingersnap just doesn’t hold the same appeal. And that’s where these recipes come in: They’ve got all the flavor of gingerbread without the boring sameness. Add-ins like cinnamon, Greek yogurt, and chocolate chips mix up the profile, which means fewer disatissfying cookies and more tiny house-building materials.
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1. Gingerbread Breakfast Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is the stuff of winter dreams: Warm, filling, and creamy, it blends the line (sorry, couldn’t resist) between beverage and breakfast.