Gingerbread Spice – Recipe Redux

November 21, 2013

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “Adding Merriment to Mixes”.  I’m not usually the kind of person that makes jars of mixes, so I had to think about this one for a LONG time.  After guzzling tea after tea and latte after latte (my preferred thinking beverages), the idea of a gingerbread spice mix hit me right in the face (okay, more like the chin/neck region when the lid came off my gingerbread latte!!!).  We are rapidly approaching the time when everyone wants everything to taste like the holiday season, and I’m here to provide that for you.

Gingerbread Spice – Recipe Redux

When making gingerbread anything, I like to be a little heavy on the namesake, ginger.  Lots of gingerbread cookies, cakes, and muffins call for way more cinnamon than ginger.  No. No. No.  Please call that cinnamonbread, thanks in advance.  Armed with my heavy ginger hand, I put together a delicious blend that you can add to scones *cough* recipe coming *cough*, cookies, or hot chocolate.

Gingerbread Spice – Recipe Redux

The only thing really missing in this blend is molasses – use that as a sweetener in any recipes you use this in for a true gingerbread taste.  I consider it optional, as I’m a crazy ginger who is ginger obsessed.  No need for molasses over here 😉 The recipe is below the link up 🙂 By the way!  If I haven’t talked about it enough, I’m on a boat (today, I think actually on a private island near Haiti) –  I set this recipe to autopost so no one would miss me too much, if someone could be so kind as to actually add my recipe to the link up for me, I’ll make you a million cookies!

Gingerbread Spice

  • 2 ½ tbsp dried ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp clove

  1. Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container, such as a small mason jar.

Yields approximately ½ c


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2 Comments Nov 21, 2013

    This happens to me a lot 🙁 you should add this to my gingerbread popcorn!

    Em @ Love A Latte Nov 21, 2013

    I hope your vacation is amazing!!! I love gingerbread cookies – I need to make them ASAP!!!