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Orange Gingersnap Brownies

By December 20, 2011October 28th, 2022No Comments

I don’t know how this is possible, but late last night I was craving a holiday treat of some kind. We have had desserts and treats coming out our ears, but for some reason last night I decided to make, yet another, treat! I figured the new year will come soon enough and I will have to resist those urges. So..I combined a few different recipes and came up with these amazing Gingersnap Brownies. I love orange and after these amazing cookies I decided to infuse these brownies with orange flavor. If you are like my sister and hate anything with orange flavoring, you can keep the orange out of this recipe. They would be delicious with or without the orange. Either way, their smooth, buttery texture is absolutely divine! They are not overly strong on ginger or chocolate, just perfectly subtle. I find myself reaching for another piece to figure out the different layers of flavor. Hope you enjoy them as we did. Happy holiday baking! Four more days and counting 😉

Orange Gingersnap Brownies

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Author: Deals to Meals


  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger or use ginger powder
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 Tbs. orange juice
  • 3 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 Tbs. orange juice
  • 3 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Dash salt


  • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, softened butter, molasses and cocoa powder until smooth (about 3-5 minutes) with an electric mixer. Once the mixture is smooth and soft, add the remaining brownie ingredients. Grease a cookie sheet (11x14 inch) pan with cooking spray. Spread the brownie mixture into the pan evenly. If you want a thicker brownie, you can also bake this recipe in a 11x14 pan, it will just increase the cooking time by 7-10 minutes. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes, or until brownie seems to be cooked in the middle, but not overly cooked. I like brownies more underdone, so cook them to your desired liking. Remove the brownies and let them cool for 30-60 minutes until cooled. In the mean time, make the frosting.
  • For the frosting, in a mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients. Continue to whip until the frosting is light and fluffy. Once the brownies are cooled, evenly spread the frosting over the top and sprinkle with extra mini chocolate chips.

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