Gingerbread Brownies

Gingerbread Brownies
Well, we put up our christmas tree..

Wooden Christmas Tree
a wooden dowel christmas tree! You see view the tutorial here. And now it’s time for holiday desserts!

Gingerbread Brownies
The first 2 things that come to mind when I think of holiday desserts are gingerbread and peppermint. There will be plenty of tasty recipes revolving around those 2 delicious ingredients.

And I like simple. I don’t (usually) have time to bake something that calls for prepping, chilling, layers upon layers. I would rather be outside throwing snowballs, making igloos and shoveling my car out of the snow :-)

Gingerbread Brownies

Gingerbread Brownies

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: one 9 x 13 inch pan


  • 1 Box of Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix, 14.5 oz
  • 1/3 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • Powdered sugar, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the gingerbread mix, milk, and butter, stir until combined.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray, dump in the batter and soon.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes for until the brownies are set.
  5. Once they are cooled, dust with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from Oh Bite It.

Gingerbread Brownies

That’s right – only 4 ingredients and 5 steps! More time for trimming the tree and stuffing the stockings.

Or perhaps, you’re like me and you still can’t believe there are only 3 weeks between thanksgiving and christmas, that’s definitely not enough time to soak up the christmas magic!

Gingerbread Brownies

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19 Responses to “Gingerbread Brownies”

  1. Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} — December 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat Link Party this week on The Best Blog Recipes! Wanted to stop by and “Pin” your post to our Link Party Boards (Recipes or Crafts) while I was here !

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  2. Sarah — December 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Oh I bet these are delicious, I love the flavor of gingerbread this time of year. And a quick and easy recipe always goes over well with me. Thanks for sharing.

    • The First Year Blog — December 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      I love those words – quick and easy!

  3. Bette@ Somerset Lane — December 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    these look delicious! Please share them on Christmas Cookie Party. My readers would love this.

    • The First Year Blog — December 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks for inviting me over!

  4. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage — December 10, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Oh yum! I want to try these!

  5. cynthial1956 — December 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I’m always looking for more gingerbread recipes, and this is so simple! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  6. Yummy!!! What a great idea!!!

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

      And so easy too! Have a great day Rachel!

  7. Sumo — December 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I like this take on gingerbread treats. I’m going to have to give these a try! I’m featuring these today on my blog!

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!

    • The First Year Blog — December 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Thanks again Sumo! I really appreciate it!

  8. Tanya — December 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Featuring you today at the Inspiration Monday Party!!

    xo, Tanya

    • The First Year Blog — December 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you Tanya!!


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