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Gingerbread favorites

James Carrier  
Get six great recipes, including biscotti with ginger and almonds, a Guinness-spiked cake, and of course, the classic cookie

Colorfully decorated gingerbread people are the all-time classic holiday cookie. You'll find a great recipe for them below. But there's much more you can do with gingerbread. Laced with warming spice and redolent of sweet, dark molasses, it's the perfect cold-weather treat. Our favorite recipes include biscotti made with fresh ginger and almonds; a rich, Guinness-spiked cake; and the deliciously unusual Roast Pork with Gingerbread Sauce.

Cholly's World-Famous Gingerbread Cake
This dark, moist cake is a favorite of guests at the Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where it's cut into rounds and set on a pool of custard sauce.

Roast Pork with Gingerbread Sauce and Celery Root with Bacon
A sauce made with gingerbread adds a little interesting sugar and spice to this roast pork loin recipe.

Gingerbread People
The holidays are not complete without crisp, molasses-flavored gingerbread men and women.

Gingerbread Pinwheels
Swirling plain dough with gingerbread, these cookies are a holiday twist on traditional pinwheels.

Gingerbread Biscotti
Flavored with almonds and fresh ginger, these biscotti are perfect with a cup of warm spiced cider or hot chocolate.

Guinness Stout Gingerbread Cake
Dark beer, molasses, and crystallized ginger give this cake uncommon depth of flavor. Candied-ginger whipped cream gilds the lily.