Glazed Gingerbread Muffins + Giveaway

Make Christmas morning special with these moist, spicy Glazed Gingerbread Muffins. They are the perfect treat to begin the most magical day of the year!

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There’s no better way to ring in the holiday season than with baking projects.

As a little girl, I remember feeling like Christmas wasn’t really drawing near until my mom started pulling out the Bundt pan and baking sheets. We would spend hours creating decadent treats to share with friends and neighbors then package them in colorful tins with ribbon and Christmas cards.

I would beam with warmth as I trudged through the slush to deliver our homemade goodies around the neighborhood. As I rang the doorbell, the anticipation would build for each neighbor’s response. Then the smile and thanks I received was always more than enough reward to conquer the cold walk back home.

Baking with Land O'Lakes Butter

Now I’m the mama and plan the homemade edible gifts we make each year. Some holiday seasons are smooth sailing. On these years we have time to make labor-intensive truffles and fudge and elaborately iced cookies. Other years we are traveling or the parties are so stacked up I can’t see straight.

In the hectic years, I make it through the holiday haze by simplifying our baking projects.

After all, it’s not sophisticated piping that makes an edible gift special, it’s the thought — and of course the flavor — that counts the most!

Making Gingerbread Muffins with White Chocolate Glaze | #christmas #holiday #recipes #gingerbread #ediblegifts

I can’t believe it’s already time to get ready for holiday baking.

I’m participating in my last series of posts for Land O’Lakes’ Kitchen Conversations this year. It’s been so much fun working with Ree, The Pioneer Woman, and my other blogger friends, Maria, Julie and Brenda.

This time our topic is holiday entertaining, which means you’ll need to stock up on lots of butter, of course.

How to Make Gingerbread Muffins with White Chocolate Glaze | #christmas #holiday #recipes #gingerbread #ediblegifts

These spiced Glazed Gingerbread Muffins make a wonderful edible gift or Christmas morning breakfast item because they are quick and easy to make and are always a crowd-pleaser.

This means that not only will the friends receiving these muffins be smiling, but you will be smiling as well!

Easy Gingerbread Muffins with White Chocolate Glaze | #christmas #holiday #recipes #gingerbread #ediblegifts

The gingerbread muffins are made moist and fluffy with molasses and a full stick of creamy Land O Lakes® Butter. The dark, spicy undertones are accentuated by the sweet creamy white chocolate glaze that drips down the sides of each muffin like melting snow.

Scatter some holiday sprinkles over the top, and you have a simple treat that is not only visually pleasing, but completely irresistible.

I highly recommend these gingerbread muffins. Whether your holiday season is calm and cool or fast and furious, you should make them!

Amazing Gingerbread Muffins with White Chocolate Glaze | #christmas #holiday #recipes #gingerbread #ediblegifts

You’re Invited to #CookieChatter Twitter Party!

Join Ree The Pioneer Woman, Maria from Two Peas & Their Pod, Brenda from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles, Julie from The Little Kitchen, Becky from the Land O’Lakes Test Kitchen, and ME for a Live Twitter Party Wednesday, December 4th from 8-9 pm ET. We’ll be talking about our favorite holiday recipes and tips for making it through the busy holiday season.

To join in on the fun, use the hashtag #CookieChatter. Participants also have a chance to win two $100 Visa giftcards, and the Ultimate Holiday Baking prize!


How It Works

  • Log into Twitter on Wednesday, December 4 from 8 to 9 p.m. EST.
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  • Keep an eye out for tweets from bloggers @TheLittleKitchn, @TwoPeasandPod, @FarmgirlsDabble and @SpicyPerspectiv.

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Speaking of prizes…

One lucky ASP reader is going to win a year’s worth of butter this week.

Use the automated entry form below to enter to win 25 lbs. of sweet creamy Land O’Lakes Butter for all your baking projects in 2014!

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Yield: 12-14 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Gingerbread White Chocolate Muffins


  • 1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Holiday Baking Sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then scrape the bowl and mix in the molasses, eggs and milk. Stir in the spices, salt, flour, baking powder and baking soda until just combined. Scrape the bowl and mix again for 10–20 seconds.
  3. Use a ¼-cup scoop to divide the batter evenly between the paper liners — do not over fill. Bake for 15–20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Make sure not to overbake or your muffins will be dry. Cool completely, then remove from the muffin tin.
  4. Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the cream and warm in the microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk, then warm again if needed, until the glaze is smooth. Drizzle over the muffins and sprinkle the tops with crystalized ginger or sprinkles.

Disclosure: A Spicy Perspective has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for their Kitchen Conversation blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.


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144 Responses to “Glazed Gingerbread Muffins + Giveaway”

  1. #
    Melissa — December 4, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    I love butter on warm banana bread!


  2. #
    Cristina — December 4, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    My favorite buttery food is just straight butter on bread. I think this is like the best giveaway ever!


  3. #
    Rikki-Dee — December 4, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    A warm buttered up slice of pound cake.


  4. #
    Stephanie Olmsted — December 4, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    My favorite buttery treat… toast with butter and strawberry preserves.


  5. #
    Kim — December 4, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    I love butter on fresh wheat bread or fresh English Muffins!


  6. #
    Micky — December 4, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    I love buttery biscuits


  7. #
    Rust — December 4, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    baked potatoes with lots of butter.


  8. #
    latanya — December 4, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    butter biscuits


  9. #
    Ange Sullivan — December 4, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    Thanks for the fun tonight at the #cookiechatter! Your blog is now saved in my favorites. It was such fun meeting new friends who share the love of food.


  10. #
    Karen Lynch — December 4, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    I love shortbread cookies, so buttery and they melt in your mouth.


  11. #
    Natalie G. — December 4, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    Butter sugar cookies!


  12. #
    Amy Williams — December 5, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    My favorite buttery food is home made buttermilk biscuits served hot wiith butter!


  13. #
    Alyssa — December 5, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    My mom’s chestnut stuffing has a pound of butter in it. So good!


  14. #
    Kaitlin Sickle — December 5, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I love a good shortbread cookie!


  15. #
    Emily K — December 5, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Snickerdoodle cookies


  16. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 5, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    Pinned! I love gingerbread/molasses so much! They look wonderful and so festive!

    Fave buttery food…ummm, any? :)


  17. #
    Yashica — December 5, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    I love me some buttery cornbread


  18. #
    Shaina — December 5, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    What lovely muffins. I love gingerbread!


  19. #
    Carol — December 6, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    I make a Santa cookie that is perfect because it is a butter cookie base. My family was thrilled last night when they smelled the cookies baking!


  20. #
    Denise Wilson — December 6, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Sweet potato bread with maple butter


  21. #
    Abigail Mothershed — December 6, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    oh boy! That sure is a lot of butter! I like butter on English muffins, let it melt into the bread, oooooh it’s so yummy!


  22. #
    Michelle M. — December 6, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    What a fantastic prize!


  23. #
    christen — December 6, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    i love a good buttercream frosted cake/cupcake!


  24. #
    Esme — December 6, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    I love butter on a plain piece of bread…..simple but delicious!


  25. #
    Phyllis G Davis — December 6, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    How about Bagna Cauda!


  26. #
    candace — December 6, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    hot rolls!! :)


  27. #
    T. girl — December 6, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    buttery popcorn!


  28. #
    Eric B. — December 6, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Any bread with some extra butter baked in it.


  29. #
    Michelle M — December 7, 2013 @ 4:22 am

    Buttery popcorn of course!


  30. #
    marina — December 7, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    I’ve never baked or even tasted gingerbread before. My family never baked at the holidays. I have continued with the no-to-minimal baking at the holidays. But now that I have my first grandson, I want to find some treats that he and I can make together every year. Just a few. These muffins are strong contenders. They look simple & delicious & fancy with all that dripping glaze and & sprinkles!!


  31. #
    David — December 7, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    My favorite buttery food is a grilled cheese sandwich. I like to add garlic salt to the melted butter to give the sandwich a breadstick flavor.


  32. #
    Susan Christy — December 7, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    Cashew shortbread that melts in your mouth this my favorite buttery recipe.


  33. #
    Pam — December 7, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Butter ball cookies! yum


  34. #
    Lois Edwards — December 8, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Mmmmm, butter,butter,butter! Also huge shortbread/butter cookie fan. I need this


  35. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — December 8, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    Oh my, I do love butter in all it’s uses :) I love a nice slice of cinnamon bread with melting butter on top, yummy! These muffins look incredible :)


  36. #
    Annette — December 8, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    My favorite buttery food is popcorn. I add oil and butter to the pan and pop the corn in that mixture. The butter browns a little and this gives it a terrific flavor.


  37. #
    Casey @ Salted Plates — December 8, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    My favorite buttery food is caramelized onions!


  38. #
    Carmen — December 8, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    I just used a full pound of butter to make caramels this afternoon! We go through a LOT of butter in our household. This would not cover a full year LOL


  39. #
    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King — December 8, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    Brown butter on sweet potatoes. GAH SO GOOD!


  40. #
    sherri lasko — December 8, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    My grandmother’s butter thin cookies!


  41. #
    Ruth — December 8, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    My favorite thing is to smother a baked potato in butter with a bit of sour cream and oregano.


  42. #
    Maggie Wallace — December 8, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Buttermilk biscuits!


  43. #
    Brenda Burgess — December 8, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    My favorite buttery food id a pound cake



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