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Glazed Gingerbread Muffins

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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Glazed Gingerbread Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Make Christmas morning special with these moist, spicy Glazed Gingerbread Muffins.
Servings: 12 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


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  • 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.
  • Use a 1/4-cup scoop to divide the batter evenly between the paper liners — do not overfill. 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.
  • 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.
Course: Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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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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146 comments on “Glazed Gingerbread Muffins”

  1. Pingback: 15 Holiday Sweet Roll Recipes: Perfect Breakfast Or Dessert - Brighter Craft

  2. So good!

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  4. My favorite buttery food id a pound cake

  5. Buttermilk biscuits!

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

  7. My grandmother’s butter thin cookies!

  8. Brown butter on sweet potatoes. GAH SO GOOD!

  9. 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

  10. My favorite buttery food is caramelized onions!

  11. 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.

  12. 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 :)

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

  14. Butter ball cookies! yum

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!!

  18. Buttery popcorn of course!

  19. Any bread with some extra butter baked in it.

  20. buttery popcorn!

  21. hot rolls!! :)

  22. How about Bagna Cauda!

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

  24. i love a good buttercream frosted cake/cupcake!

  25. What a fantastic prize!

  26. 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!

  27. Sweet potato bread with maple butter

  28. 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!

  29. What lovely muffins. I love gingerbread!

  30. I love me some buttery cornbread

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

    Fave buttery food…ummm, any? :)

  32. Snickerdoodle cookies

  33. I love a good shortbread cookie!

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

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

  36. Butter sugar cookies!

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

  38. 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.

  39. butter biscuits

  40. baked potatoes with lots of butter.

  41. I love buttery biscuits

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

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

  44. A warm buttered up slice of pound cake.

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

  46. I love butter on warm banana bread!

  47. Butter cookies..!!

  48. I love homemade butter cookies…yummy

  49. I love the butter cookies my mother-in-law makes every Christmas.

  50. All looks yummy!!

  51. My favorite butter food is fettuccini alfredo!

  52. Hot buttered cornbread and croissants!

  53. My favorite buttery food is toffee chocolate on saltine crackers. You need alot of real butter like Land o lakes, I believe that is the base of why it’s soooo delicious,the buttery toffee I make from scratch & pour it on the saltine crackers, bake for 5mins, spread the chocolate pieces & silvered almond cool and enjoy. :))

  54. Goodness..on sweet cornbread or a fresh just cooked summer corn on the cob..or baked potato..sorry..could NOT just pick one…haha

  55. Shortbread cookies!

  56. I love lots of real butter all over my sweet potatoes, my 3 yr old daughter loves it straight out of the bowl.

  57. slathering butter inside the skin of a baked potato and letting it melt on top of the baked potato on my plate… yum yum yum!

  58. My favorite buttery food is Pound Cake… I bake an amazing Ricotta Almond Pound Cake and a Pumpkin Pound Cake!

  59. Buttery Sugar Cookies

  60. What a great holiday treat!

  61. I love butter on lots of stuff. I’d have to say a my favorite would be a slice of warm homemade bread smothered in butter.

  62. This recipe for gingerbread muffins sounds wonderful!

  63. I’s hard to beat butter on a hot homemade roll. Of course cookies, cakes and pie crust are super too!

  64. butter flake dinner rolls

  65. Toffee or buttercream icing. Maybe toffee dipped in buttercream.

  66. I love a good blueberry muffin toasted with butter.

  67. I love Christmas, it’s the one time of year I get to OD on Gingerbread!! These are too cute Sommer!

  68. A warm blueberry muffin slathered in butter is hard to beat!

  69. Just pinned this! Can’t wait to try it out :)

  70. A year’s worth of butter sounds fabulous. I buy butter by the 8lbs. :) I love to bake cookies and all treats in an insane way. But butter cake comes to mind for best buttery food.

  71. Cinnamon rolls made with butter!

  72. Favorite buttery food? Butter slathered on warm banana bread.

  73. I love these muffins, especially the white chocolate drizzle!

  74. croissants!!

  75. Mmmmm. I would love some of these as a bed time snack!

  76. My favorite is my sister-in-law’s homemade rolls. She makes them extra buttery and I always add more while they’re still warm.

  77. I love buttery mashed potatoes!

  78. I love butter! My mother has a picture of me as a little girl, standing in front on the refrigerator with the door open and I have a stick of butter in my hand!

  79. butter toffee!

  80. everything is better with Land O Lakes butter!!!! during heavy baking times 20 packages couple be used in a couple of weeks………………….

  81. My favorite buttery food is shortbread cookies! And these muffins look delicious and so festive!

  82. I will eat anything gingebread!

  83. The kid in me says butter sandwiches — butter spread between two saltines. Guilty pleasure. My grown up side will take the butter with a little salt on a hunk of baguette. Or in a croissant.

  84. bklava!

  85. Butter cookies!

  86. I love Danish Pastry Braid!

  87. I like a hot buttered roll and a butter bake potato.

  88. I love spritz cookies, simply sweet and buttery!

  89. I felt the same way as a child!
    What a yummy recipe – can’t wait to try!

  90. Butter on hot french bread. Butter cookies are a close second.

  91. I think everything tastes better with a pat of butter stirred in. But melting butter between a biscuit? Yep, that’s heaven!

  92. I LOVE butter! I would say my favorite buttery foods are yeast rolls or shortbread!

  93. I love a good biscuit or scone.

  94. Hard question to answer, as butter is so good. The first thing that comes to mind are chocolate desserts- ganaches, mousses and the like! The second thing that comes to mind are flaky pie crusts! Third thing– garlic butter on fresh warm baguette! Nothing compares!

  95. Hubby makes rolls and bread from scratch and slathers butter on them for a beautiful finish, then to make it even better, I slather with butter when warm and fresh!

  96. Sommer, these look fantastic!!

  97. I love biscuits! Buttery on the inside, topped with a bit more butter. Definitely NOT an everyday food!

  98. Hum…I think about any dessert!

  99. My favorite buttery food would have to be the freshly baked white bread that my mom used to make when I was little, slathered with creamy butter that was melting and dripping down our arms when we ate it. Pure Heaven! Although I don’t make it as good as my mom, I still bake fresh bread and love it warm from the oven, all buttery and comforting.

  100. Whoa! These are flipping adorable. The perfect treat for the holidays!

  101. Garlic bread made with REAL butter and lots of homegrown garlic!

  102. english muffin bread!

  103. My favorite buttery food would have to be cookies.

  104. Perfect holiday treat. Did you make the festive muffin liners or can they be purchased somewhere. They are simply adorable.

  105. my favorite butter food would be cookies!

  106. I’m loving these muffins, Sommer. What a beautiful way to wake up on Christmas morning!

  107. Great holiday kickoff and I agree — these would be great to gift!

  108. I love buttery shortbread cookies.

  109. I like buttery soft croissant.

  110. SHORTBREAD!!!

  111. Want to make these muffins and win the butter!

  112. We make Bushas – insanely buttery sugar cookies with apricot preserves in the middle.

  113. Hands down – bread and butter pudding with hard sauce.

  114. I love anything sweet because it’s usually made with butter.

  115. SUCH beautiful muffins! I just love them. The glaze is perfection. And this giveaway?! Winning a year’s worth of butter sounds very, very, dangerous haha.

  116. I love shortbread cookies and sugar cookies made with Land O Lakes butter!

  117. Shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate.

  118. I love butter on baked potatoes!!

  119. great recipe; I love gingerbread
    I love cooking with real butter & land O lakes has been my fav for more yrs than i want to admit!

  120. Nothing says holidays like gingerbread. My mom used to bake a loaf every Christmas and serve it with warmed lemon curd. So delicious!

  121. My favorite buttery food are scones! I use the recipe from the Bread Bible and they are loaded with butter and cream and are so deliciously rich.

  122. Definitely cookies!

  123. I LOVE butter, whenever it is on sale my minimum purchase is 10 lbs.

  124. I love shortbread.

  125. I just purchased 8 pounds of butter and I’m not sure if it’s going to be enough. These look wonderful. Too bad I’m not one of your neighbors.

  126. what a fun gift………. can’t wait to try the glazed gingerbread muffins to add to my gift giving platters!!

  127. Going to make these! Perfect for the holidays!

  128. Desserts

  129. There is nothing better than buttery popcorn.

  130. I need to look no further…this is THE gingerbread recipe i’ll be making this week. Thank you for this wonderfui giveaway opportunity.

  131. I wish that these were sitting on my counter right now- they are darling!

  132. These are so cute!! Prefect for a festive treat!

  133. What an amazing way to start the days over the holidays!

  134. Love this!!! Super excited to make this for us and Sue!

  135. I am currently in a loving relationship with brown butter chocolate chip cookies and plan to be married next spring!

  136. Buttery mashed potatoes!

  137. These gingerbread muffins look delicious! I love baking. As for buttery, I love butter cookies.

  138. My friend makes wonderful dip that we call bunny tracks that takes yummy butter to make. We dip Annie’s little bunny grahams in it so that is why we call it bunny tracks.

  139. What pretty little muffins! I’ll take a dozen please :)

  140. I need to try those muffins

  141. Probably mashed potatoes. My hubby puts lots of butter in them.

  142. Gingerbread definitely rings in the holiday season for me! Although my mom never made gingerbread muffins, I make gingerbread men with my kids – always a favorite!

  143. cookies. probably sugar.

  144. Wow, that glaze just gives that muffin the perfect topping! I love gingerbread this time of year – it’s perfect to start off December with it!