Theres honestly nothing worse than shopping for other people. Hear us outhow bad is it when you head to the mall and start seeing shit YOU want that you totally know you have to buy your mom/sister/bestie instead? Thats cruel.

We have a way of getting around this: baked goods. That way, you can gift sweet deliciousness to your loved ones, but to you, theyre just getting the calories that you really DONT need anymore of this holiday season.

We give you: homemade gingerbread. My, arent you festive?


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsps baking soda
  • 1 tsps ground ginger
  • tsps cinnamon
  • tsp ground cloves
  • tsp cardamom
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • cup unsalted butter
  • cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • cup strong, hot, black coffee

Got all your sugar and spice and shit? Preheat your oven to 350F and spray a 9×9 baking dish with some Pam. Mix together (or sift, if you fancy) the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Grab your fancy KitchenAid mixer or whatever povo instrument youre using and cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and molasses and beat that shit like its your mortal enemy.

Add in your dry ingredients about a cup at a time; then add in cup of the coffee, then a bit more of the dry ingredients, then the rest of the coffee, then end with the dry ingredients.

Pour that concoction into your prepared baking dish and bake for about 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Wrap that shit in a festive bow and gift it to someone you like.

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