Soft and chewy Gingerbread Brownies are your favorite holiday cookie in rich chocolate brownie form all smothered in luscious Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting!
These Gingerbread Brownies are destined to become a must make holiday favorite and so much easier than rolling/baking individual cookies!
I am not an eat-every-brownie-in-site person – but these Gingerbread Brownies made me into one! These zingy Gingerbread Brownies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting are wonderfully rich and chewy with a touch of molasses and bursting with warm Christmas spices of cinnamon, ground ginger, crystallized ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. They boast a festive complexity of flavor and the perfect amount of ginger kick which is mellowed and complimented by the silky Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting. So basically, they will turn you into an eat-every-brownie-in-site person too!
Aside from their scrumptiousness, I love these Gingerbread brownies because, unlike cookies, they are a dump and smooth recipe instead of a roll/shape cookie after cookie recipe AKA they are simple to make which means they make fabulous party/neighbor/friend gifts like this and this. Like most brownie recipes, I also think the flavor develops more after a day, so they are an ideal make ahead dessert.
Like my Gingerbread Whoopie Pie recipe, this Gingerbread Brownies recipe utilizes crystalized ginger which I think makes all they difference. Crystalized ginger should be easily available at all grocery stores (and especially health food stores such as Sprouts, Whole Foods etc) – if you can’t find it, just ask someone working there. Crystallized ginger is typically made from young ginger root – the actual stem that grows underground – because it is more tender than the mature roots. It is peeled and steeped in cane sugar syrup to create a pungent sweet heat that is simply irresistible! I use 3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger for a spicy ginger kick but feel free to use less for a more mild ginger kick.
The sweet bite of the crystalized ginger is complimented by they silky Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting. This luscious frosting is silky smooth, spiced with nutmeg and eggnog and then dusted with cinnamon. You will want to smother this frosting on everything, and I have. I have an Eggnog Cookie Recipe coming your way which utilizes the same Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting because its that good.
Now don’t wait to make these chewy, Gingerbread Brownies. They will make your Christmas season merry and bright! brownie after brownie after brownie…
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