Gingerbread Brownies



My family never decorated for Christmas until the 1st of December. My mom hated that Thanksgiving got lost in the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Sadly I think that it has gotten even worse (hello Black Friday starting on Thanksgiving night! BOOO!!). And yet, here I am posting about Christmas and it’s not even December yet. But, these gingerbread brownies were too good to not share right away. Plus, I think they’re pretty. 🙂


Ok, I have to admit that for the past two years I’ve been decorating the day after Thanksgiving. It just seems easier to pound it out before everything gets all crazy, and we still get to enjoy Thanksgiving. Sorry, Mom. It just had to happen. And because we were decorating and we had such a quiet little Thanksgiving with my sister I went ahead and whipped up some of these pretty babies.



I love the gingery brownie and the white chocolate cream cheese frosting is not only a mouthful, it’s a delicious one. We threw some chopped craisins on top just to add a bright pop of flavor, but you can totally skip them if you want. I just finished off the last one yesterday, right after buying my girls their Christmas jammies that have become a fun tradition around here. These brownies and festive jammies just scream relaxation, am I right?


Can Gingerbread Dough Be Frozen?

Gingerbread dough can be frozen.

Wrap the dough tightly with plastic wrap and put in the freezer.

Frozen cookie dough can actually last for 9-12 months!


Can Gingerbread Cause Heartburn?

While ginger is an herb of choice for treating an upset stomach, it may trigger heartburn in high doses.

If you suffer from heartburn, gingerbread may trigger symptoms.


Can Cream Cheese Frosting Be Frozen?

Cream cheese frosting is ideal for freezing.

It is sturdy, with plenty of fat, and it will do better in the freezer than more delicate icings.


Gingerbread Brownies

Gingerbread brownies
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Gingerbread Brownies

Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: 100 Best Brownies and Bars Recipes
Keyword: bars, brownies, craisins, cranberry, dessert, frosting, ginger, molasses, white chocolate
Servings: 12
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Sweet Basil



  • 1 Box Gingerbread Cake/Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Butter melted
  • 1/4 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon Evaporated Milk


  • 1/4 Cup Butter Softened
  • 2 Oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 4 Oz White Chocolate melted, and slightly cooled
  • *Milk if needed
  • 1 Cup Craisins chopped (optional)


For the Brownies

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the cake mix, butter and evaporated milk.
  • Place in an 8x8" baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Frost the brownies and top with chopped craisins.

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream together the cream cheese, butter and white chocolate.
  • Add the powdered sugar and salt, and mix again.
  • You may need to add a tablespoon or so of milk to get the perfectly soft frosting.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.7g | Protein: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 39.6mg | Sugar: 26g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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  8. Your gingerbread brownies are so pretty! I love the cranberry topping.

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    It’s absolutely perfectly you <3 love love love

    That gingerbread cake looks amazing!

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  15. How awful is it that the National Day of Thanks has been corrupted by the National Day Of Greed? I hate that Black Friday has now become Black Thursday, so sad. BUT I am thankful for these brownies. Amazing 🙂

  16. Love the brownies, I am always a sucker for brownies! I always get my son cute jammies to open on Christmas Even too 🙂
    The new site looks great!

  17. Ahhhhh your new look is so gorgeous! I love it!!! 🙂

  18. WOW! Cannot wait to try this sweet treat! Love gingerbread! Sounds incredibly delicious and the cranberries on top–SWOON. lol Thanks for sharing! And I’m loving the new blog design!

  19. Ooh, your Christmas gingerbread brownies are just too gorgeous. And I could eat that frosting by the bowlful – delicious!

  20. Love the new look! And I totally agree that every holiday has been bumped up sooner and sooner..

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  31. Yeah, Carrian!! The new site is beautiful. Definitely worth the wait and hard work. Congrats, girl! And the gingerbread brownies aren’t so bad either! 🙂

  32. LOVE the new look! These brownies sound amazing!

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  34. Carrian the site looks great! LOVE the new look so fresh and clean. And the brownies look pretty darn tasty themselves! Congrats!

  35. Love the new look! I have a box of Gingerbread Cake Mix in the pantry. I’ll have to try these.

  36. Carrian, I love your new look! It’s so sleek and pretty, and it’s so you 🙂 and I love these brownies too. Mmm, gingerbread is one of my fave flavors for the holidays, and holy frosting–that itself looks insane.

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