With this recipe for homemade gingerbread spice mix you can bake cakes, make amazing desserts or have the cutest DIY gift for the Christmas holidays! And of course you can also make some traditional soft gingerbread cookies with it!
Give away the joy of baking this Christmas with this simple DIY Gingerbread Spice Mix recipe!
Mix the dry spices in a jar or small bag and attach the free printable label for a sweet homemade holiday gift.
It’s also one of the best spice mixes to have on hand in your own pantry – no matter if you want to bake traditional gingerbread cookies or use the blend in a nice mug of gingerbread spiced hot chocolate.
OK, this is the question of all questions: Am I allowed to start my Christmas baking and decorating before Thanksgiving is over?
But then again Starbucks started selling festive drinks in festive red cups long which means the official holiday season has started. Because as I said before – Starbucks reigns the world when it comes to seasons.
One of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies are gingerbread men (or hearts or stars… You name it! Anything gingerbread flavored really!) and in both Switzerland and Germany gingerbread spice mixes are available at any supermarket during the holiday season.
When I started making gingerbread recipes for the blog I never really considered that this might be an issue – but I quickly realized that it might actually be the exception to have this spice mix readily available.
So I decided to give you a recipe to make your own, along with the absolutely best and easiest recipe for traditional gingerbread!
And as an extra bonus I’m giving you free gift tag printables because what’s better to give away during the holiday season than homemade gingerbread spice mix?
My top tips for this Gingerbread Spice Mix recipe:
How to pack the mix up as a gift
They are big and high quality images so you can print them according to your needs! For the pictures I printed my gift tags 9x on one sheet of paper and the recipe 4x on a second sheet.
You can then tie the gift tag to the packed up spice mix and fold up the recipe, clip it behind the gift tag and you’re good to go!
How long the spice mix keeps
This keeps basically forever, it just loses its strength.
If the spice mix is kept in an airtight container, I’d estimate the quality isn’t affected for around 3 months.
After that you might need to use a larger quantity for your recipes.
What to do with the spice mix (apart from baking cookies)
Honestly, I use gingerbread spice for everything during the holiday season.
Here’s the printable Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix Recipe for your collection:
Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix Recipe
This is an easy and deliciously fragrant DIY mix to use in all your gingerbread flavored goodies! This recipe makes enough for about 2 batches of the perfect soft gingerbread cookies.
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground anise seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
Mix all spices together in a small bowl. To give away as a gift fill into small bags or jars and label with the printable gift tag and the recipe for perfect gingerbread cookies!