12/13/2017 10:48 EST | Updated 12/14/2017 13:26 EST

Gingerbread Dessert Recipes For The Best Holiday Baking

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

If you’re one of those people who feels gingerbread is a regretful recurrence every holiday season, you couldn’t be more wrong. We can understand that sentiment when it comes to fruitcake because it’s about as dense as a brick (and as tasty too), but gingerbread should not be lumped into that category — it has too much potential.

Dried-out versions of gingerbread houses and gingerbread men have given the flavor combination of ginger, cinnamon and molasses a bad name; but we’re confident the gingerbread recipes below will change your mind. From beignets to cupcakes to pancakes, gingerbread is spicing up this holiday season.

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