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Wintery Gingerbread Brownies

Wintery Gingerbread Brownie Recipe 1

This is a quick recipe for gingerbread brownies that are perfect for your post-holiday withdrawal. It’s just sweet enough to satisfy your cravings, but with a smaller sugar hangover.

It’s no secret that winter is my favorite time of year. No matter where I am in the world, I’ll always end up back home surrounded by sweets (and sweetness!) Plus, the added benefit of seeing a few people that I truly love–– including the one I put this recipe together with.

My first get together with Nikolina, we baked a cinnamon roll loaf from a tube. It was epic… and probably a million calories. Years later, we’ve got our big girl shoes on. The calorie count hasn’t changed, but this sweet treat is a little more work–– in barely ten minutes.



– I used Nordic Ware’s Pine Forest Bundt Pan for this sweet little forest, but this recipe also works with a 9x9” baking pan.
– The darkness of your forest will depend on the cocoa powder used.

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Wintery Gingerbread Brownies
A quick and easy winter recipe for gingerbread brownies in a 9x9" pan.
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and butter/grease your 9x9” baking pan.2. Melt the butter and cocoa powder on a low heat in a small saucepan.3. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the molasses and sugars.4. Stir in eggs until combined.5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt.6. Combine wet and dry ingredients in the bowl. Do not over-mix.7. Pour into greased pan.8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. When inserting a toothpick, it should come out with just a few crumbs.9. Let it cool, then let it snow! Sift the confectioner's sugar over the brownies.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 9x9" pan