Gingerbread Brownies Recipe

Gingerbread Brownies With Molasses Frosting — For a seasonally inspired flavor, I’ve taken my basic brownie recipe up a notch with this Gingerbread Brownies recipe.

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I, Alex take homemade brownie baking very seriously. When faced with a multitude of dessert options, I will always choose the brownie.

Rich fudgy brownies studded with chunks of chocolate chips. Bonus points for a heaping layer of chocolate frosting on top. 

For a seasonally inspired flavor, I’ve taken my basic brownie recipe up a notch with this Gingerbread Brownies recipe.

In college, I made a pan of brownies almost every Sunday. It was the ultimate reward after a day of studying and an easy way to win friends (and any potential boyfriends).

Gingerbread Brownies Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

While I don’t make them quite as frequently, I still want to be known for my double chocolate brownies.

I take a pan of them to almost every gathering we are invited to — potlucks, dinner parties, and lazy afternoons with friends.

These Gingerbread Brownies have become an almost cult-favorite, prompting, “will you bring your brownies?” from everyone who’s tried them!

I know. It’s almost ironic that a Registered Dietitian takes brownies this seriously. But it’s one of the few baked items I enjoy making as much as I enjoy eating them.

Finely chopping chocolate, whisking the eggs, folding in the flour, it’s cathartic and calming.

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Ingredients Needed To Make Gingerbread Brownies

  • Unsalted butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate — Chips and coarsely chopped
  • Granulated sugar
  • Molasses
  • Large eggs
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Ground ginger, cinnamon and cloves
  • Salt

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How To Make Gingerbread Brownies

Melt the butter and chopped semi-sweet chocolate in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Cool until slightly cool, about 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray.

Whisk in the sugar and molasses into the chocolate mixture. Add in the eggs, one at a time, whisking until smooth after adding each one. Whisk in the vanilla and then fold in the flour, cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.

Once fully combined, fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out without batter sticking to it.

Remove from oven and let brownies cool completely. Once cooled, lift the brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang and place on a cutting board. Slice into squares and frost, if desired.

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Ingredients Needed To Make Molasses Frosting 

While these brownies are incredible on their own, I like serving them with a generous drizzle of molasses frosting on top.

  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Egg white
  • Vanilla extract
  • molasses
  • Milk or water

How To Make Molasses Frosting 

Place butter in a medium bowl and cream with a hand beater until fluffy. You can also use a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Add in 1 cup powdered sugar, egg white and vanilla extract.

Mix well to combine then add 1 cup of powdered sugar and molasses. Mix again and add in the remaining powdered sugar. If the frosting is too thick, thin with 1 tablespoon milk or water.

Place in the fridge and let sit for 30 minutes before frosting.

 

Gingerbread Brownies Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Completely unnecessary but totally worth it, especially when paired with a mug of spiked eggnog or a glass of port.

Gooey brownies and port wine? Swoon, just promise me you’ll try it. It’s hands down my favorite way to finish a dreary day. 

Whatever the reason, whatever the occasion, brownies are always the answer.

 

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Gingerbread Brownies Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Taking up the basic brownie recipe up a notch with seasonally inspired flavor, Gingerbread Brownies.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course Desserts
Cuisine Brownies

Equipment

  • Baking pan
  • Parchment paper or cooking spray
  • Whisk
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 oz coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 367kcal

Instructions

  • Melt the butter and chopped semi-sweet chocolate in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Cool until slightly cool, about 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8"×8" or 9"×9" baking pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Whisk in the sugar and molasses into the chocolate mixture. Add in the eggs, one at a time, whisking until smooth after adding each one. Whisk in the vanilla and then fold in the flour, cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  • Once fully combined, fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out without batter sticking to it.
  • Remove from oven and let brownies cool completely. Once cooled, lift the brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang and place on a cutting board. Slice into squares and frost, if desired.
KEYWORD: brownies, chocolate, gingerbread, holidays, sugar and cloth
Gingerbread Brownies Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Molasses Frosting Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Drizzle your desserts with a holiday-inspired molasses frosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Frosting

Equipment

  • Medium bowl
  • Mixer

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp milk or water

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 170kcal

Instructions

  • Place butter in a medium bowl and cream with a hand beater or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until fluffy.
  • Add in 1 cup powdered sugar, egg white and vanilla extract. Mix well to combine.
  • Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and molasses.
  • Mix again and add in the remaining powdered sugar. If the frosting is too thick, thin with 1 tablespoon milk or water.
  • Place in the fridge and let sit for 30 minutes before frosting.
KEYWORD: frosting, holidays, molasses, sugar and cloth

7 thoughts on “Gingerbread Brownies Recipe”

  1. these sound delicious but there is no way to print the recipe without dozens of pages of other crap. i am not about to start transcribing by hand, i am too old and to crippled. if you do not offer easy access to your information what is the use of your blog?
    i don’t need this recipe that badly

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    • Depending on your printer, there are several options to print only the recipe. The easiest way is probably going to be to right click on the recipe, then print only pages 6 and 7. If you have a text only option, you can print without any of the graphics. You could also cut and paste.

      I’ve already made two batches of these brownies. This recipe is definitely worth a few extra clicks to print off!

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  2. I almost fell out of my chair in my rush to get to the kitchen and bake these brownies! You’ve combined three of my favorite sweets categories: brownies, chocolate, and ginger. You might actually be my fairy godmother….

    The pan just came out of the oven, so I think I can hold off diving into them for, oh, ten more minutes…As in, just long enough for the brownies to have cooled juuuust enough that I don’t immediately burn the roof of my mouth as my ability to wait wanes oh, so quickly!

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