As the cool winter months arrive, there’s nothing quite as comforting and satisfying as the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread. Gingerbread muffins bring together the nostalgic flavors of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses in a portable and delightful treat. These moist and spiced muffins are perfect for cozy mornings, afternoon snacks, or as a festive addition to holiday gatherings.
Serve these muffins warm or at room temperature, and savor the wonderful combination of flavors. These muffins are delightful on their own, but you can also enjoy them with a dollop of whipped cream, a dusting of powdered sugar.
To keep your gingerbread muffins fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. If you have leftovers, you can also freeze the muffins for longer-term storage. Simply place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and thaw them at room temperature when ready to enjoy.
Embrace the spirit of the season with homemade gingerbread muffins that are bursting with warm and comforting flavors. From the aromatic spices to the rich molasses, these muffins are a delightful treat that will transport you to a cozy winter wonderland. Whether you’re sipping a hot cup of tea or sharing them with loved ones, gingerbread muffins are a delicious way to celebrate the joys of the holiday season. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour sifted
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. ginger
- 2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening with sugar. Add in molasses until fully incorporated. Beat in eggs, adding one at a time.
- Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Add to creamed mixture alternately with hot water.
- Pour into prepared muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!