If you’ve been reading here for a while then you know I love making donuts. First, there were these pumpkin donuts with cream cheese frosting, which are perfect for fall. Then, in the spring, came these simple strawberry cake donuts and vanilla chai donuts. Over the summer, I shared these funfetti birthday cake donuts and now, in the kind-of winter, we have gingerbread Christmas donuts. The process to make them is identical to the birthday cake donuts but the ingredients are decidedly festive for this time of year and they pretty much taste like Christmas!

I baked up a double batch of these gingerbread Christmas donuts to serve at my first-ever Christmas party (full details will be up tomorrow) and they were well-received. This festive fruit centerpiece and red wine hot chocolate were also on the menu. You’ll see the rest of the menu items in my Christmas party post later this week with full recipes to come but I recommend checking out my bourbon-glazed gingerbread and candy cane cookies recipes for more holiday baking goodness in the meantime.

These gingerbread Christmas donuts are so festive and perfect to take to an office potluck, ugly sweater party, holiday bake sale, or give as party favors or homemade gifts. If you show up to the annual Christmas cookie exchange with donuts, you’ll leave as the Supreme, for sure. Let’s get real–who can say “no” to a Christmas donut? If you’ll be baking a lot of them, this is the pan I use and recommend. It makes 20 donuts at once. For smaller batches, I use this 6-cavity donut pan to get the job done. Both can be found on Amazon.

Do you have any non-traditional treats you love during the holidays? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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Gingerbread Christmas Donuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins

Scratch-made baked gingerbread donuts simply glazed then decorated with red and green sugar sprinkles

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas dessert, donuts for Christmas morning, easy Christmas treat, gingerbread recipe
Servings: 20 donuts
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup milk I used unsweetened almond.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk I used unsweetened almond.
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • red and green sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, molasses, sugar, butter, and milk together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, and sea salt.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until uniform. Pipe batter into donut tin and bake for about 16 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix up ingredients for glaze except for sprinkles.
  5. Dip one side of each warm donut in glaze then set aside. Once cool, dip the same sides in the glaze again and finish with sprinkles.



Gingerbread Christmas Donuts