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Leftover gingerbread dough? Make gingerbread s’mores

gingerbread smoreDid you make a gingerbread house this year? From scratch? If so, chances are you have leftover dough in the fridge. Instead of making gingerbread men, try something a little different: gingerbread s’mores with layers of gooey cinnamon marshmallows and pumpkin butter.

To make the s’mores, roll out gingerbread dough and cut into rectangles. Bake them as you would gingerbread house pieces, but remove the pan from the oven sooner before the pieces are completely dried out.

You can also make your own pumpkin butter and cinnamon marshmallows for the gingerbread s’mores.  Follow any homemade marshmallow recipe, such as these, and add cinnamon as your flavoring. I’ve included a recipe for pumpkin butter below.

And, if you’ve made a gingerbread house (from scratch or not), be sure to post it on the AJC Food and More Facebook page by the end of today. On Friday, we’ll share our favorites here on the Food and More blog and announce the winner from a drawing of those who entered. See more information about that here. And, take a look at our gallery of some of the gingerbread houses already submitted.

Pumpkin Butter

  • 1 lb pumpkin puree (I had some left from Thanksgiving pumpkins, but you can use canned also.)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cider
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice

Combine ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes until thickened to desired consistency.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

4 comments Add your comment


December 13th, 2011
10:25 am

Gingerbread + Nutella + Marshmallow = Yum, yum and yum. Toast it or not.

I have to hit J. Christopher’s for a gingerbread waffle this weekend. I dream in gingerbread and Nutella.


December 13th, 2011
4:36 pm

Take the gingerbread, roll it flat, cut into small squares, put into mini cupcake pan and press down to make cups. Bake. Cool and fill with nutella. For a holiday treatment, crush candy canes and spriinkle on top.

Jenny Turknett

December 13th, 2011
4:56 pm

Nutella sounds delicious, too!


December 13th, 2011
5:04 pm

As I am not a fan on gingerbread, nor pumpkin butter, will have to pass on this. But the thought of shortbread and nutella cups sounds delightful