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Merry Christmas Bread Recipes - 57 recipes

Fill your house with the fresh scent of baking bread this holiday season! Find your inspiration for gingerbread, panettone, and more here in our Christmas bread recipes.

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By ltrodrigu

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (5 Votes)
Gingerbread Challah Bostock 1 Picture
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Servings 1
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 50

  • ALMOND SYRUP:
  • 1/4 cup leftover challah glaze from Challah d’Épices recipe
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 gratings from whole nutmeg
  • 1 cup water
  • FRANGIAPANE:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Scant 1/2 cup packed almond paste, broken into teaspoon-size chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • BOSTOCK:
  • 3 (2-inch thick) slices stale Challah d’Épices
  • 1 teaspoon butter

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Gingerbread Challah Bostock is like French toast, but better

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Orange cranberry loaf is perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas brunch or dessert for the main meal

  • ICING:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • zest of 1 orange, about 1 tablespoon
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries and 1/4 for the top
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream or orange juice or milk
4.6/5 (18 Votes)

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This eggnog bread recipe makes one 9 x 5 inch loaf or 3 small mini loaves

  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavored extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used unbleached flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons eggnog
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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Gingerbread meets buche de noel in this delicious roll cake with cinnamon whipped cream frosting

  • FILLING:
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
4.3/5 (21 Votes)

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This traditional Italian Christmas enriched bread is filled with dried fruit marinated in orange liquer, pine nuts,

  • MARINATED FRUIT:
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) or orange juice
  • DOUGH:
  • 1 package dry yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (100°F to 110°F)
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado or granulated sugar
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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This Snickerdoodle bread is perfect for cinnamon-lovers! Serve hot with fresh butter or slice and make french toast...

  • LOAVES:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Hershey's cinnamon chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
4.5/5 (452 Votes)

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What do you get when you turn a gingerbread man upside down? A reindeer! These are really fun to make with the kidd

  • Gingerbread man cookies
  • Any prepared cookie icing for decorating
4.6/5 (67 Votes)

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Gingerbread cookies are a classic that almost everyone loves! But adding white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 (1 1/2-sticks) cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 60 white and milk chocolate swirled kiss-shaped candies
4.6/5 (55 Votes)

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This Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread recipe combines pears and nutmeg for a truly tasty treat

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 Anjou pear or 3 Seckel pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional
4.6/5 (49 Votes)

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Butterscotch pudding mix adds a new sweet flavor to classic gingerbread cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (3.5-ounce) packages cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bakinq powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.5/5 (52 Votes)

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This is garlic bread--on crack! Great to share with a crowd or as a center piece for dinner accompanied by a simple...

  • GARLIC BUTTER:
  • 1 crusty loaf, preferably sourdough or Vienna
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese or other melt-able cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
4.5/5 (52 Votes)

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Change it up this holiday season and make this delicious Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

  • 2 packages (14-1/2 ounces each) gingerbread cake mix
  • 1 package (4.6-ounces) vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (29-ounces) can solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (12 ounces) carton frozen
  • Whipped topping, thawed, divided
4.5/5 (56 Votes)

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Keep this cranberry bread on hand for holiday visitors

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, halved
  • 1 cup walnuts or hazelnuts, chopped
4.5/5 (46 Votes)

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You'll swear that Grandma is in the kitchen when you catch the aroma of molasses, ginger and other spices wafting t

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (for rolling cookies)
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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What a wonderful, easy to make Gingerbread Cutouts

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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