Gingerbread Two Ways: Gingerbread meringue with a sharp exterior and soft, tough mids and moist, spiced gingerbread bars with a sweet cream cheese icing!
What could be better than a classic gingerbread dessert? Two fantastic gingerbread desserts: gingerbread meringue and gingerbread cookies!
This Christmas, I've teamed up with McCormick to bring you these simple, fun gingerbread dessert recipes that prove that two recipes are twice as good and twice as good!
The Gingerbread Meringues are light and crunchy biscuits with a slightly tough center and a lot of gingerbread flavor.
The Gingerbread Cookie Bars are perfectly moist and tough with a generous, festive cream cheese frosting.
Everyone has their favorite recipe for gingerbread – mine are gingerdoodles, but it's also nice to put something new on the dessert table every year, and these two recipes make gingerdoodles a joke.
These "twice as nice" gingerbread recipes fit together perfectly to share a plate and make their gingerbread taste shine.
Gingerbread is one of the typical flavors and aromas that bring the holidays to life during the Christmas season.
It's a taste that my family keeps making in December, and we miss the rest of the year desperately!
In the Gingerbread Meringues and Gingerbread Cookie bars, I used McCormick's Gingerbread Spice and McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract to spice it up.
McCormick Gingerbread Spice is a non-genetically modified, aromatic blend of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
It's so much easier and less expensive to just buy a small glass that's already perfectly mixed and ready for use!
These gingerbread meringues are very easy to prepare and use only a handful of ingredients.
Beat your egg whites into stiff tips, add your spices and then pass them into kisses with a large closed star tip.
Sprinkle festive red and green sprinkles on it and you're ready to go!
We bake at 275 ° F for about 35 minutes until the outside is nice and crispy and the inside is still a bit chewy.
The gingerbread cookie bars require a little more work, but boy, are they worth it!
The bottom for the biscuit bars is loaded with brown sugar, molasses and McCormick Gingerbread Spice.
The bars are moist and tough and have the perfect texture when combined with the fluffy cream cheese frosting.
You can color or whiten the frosting in any color with McCormick Assorted Food Colors and simply add festive Christmas sprinkles.
I am unable to choose a favorite between these Gingerbread Meringues and Gingerbread Cookie Bars.
However, I am pleased that you try both and tell which one you think is the better with gingerbread flavor!
This post is sponsored by McCormick. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!