Ginger Icebox Cupcakes

By Maria Lichty

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Are you looking for a simple holiday dessert that will still impress your guests? Well, you are in luck because today I am sharing a recipe for Ginger Icebox Cupcakes. You can practically make these in your sleep. They are that easy and everyone loves them.

I made Chocolate Icebox Cupcakes for Caleb’s first birthday and they were a huge hit! I decided to make a ginger version for the holidays. They turned out even better than expected. Now, I don’t know if I like the chocolate or ginger ones better. But since it is the holiday season, my vote is going with ginger!

You don’t even have to turn on the oven to make these cupcakes. I used Anna’s Ginger Thins for the cookie part of the cupcake. I love a cupcake that involves cookies:) I whipped up some whip cream added a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. I layered the whipped cream between the Ginger Thins and let the cupcakes chill for a few hours. Chilling them allows the whipped cream to soften the cookies, creating a cake like texture.

I sprinkled the Icebox Cupcakes with gingerbread man sprinkles right before serving. Aren’t they so cute? I served them in festive cupcake liners from Bake It Pretty to bring out the holiday cheer. These no-bake Ginger Icebox Cupcakes are easy to assemble and are perfect for any holiday party! Kids and adults will love these fun and tasty cupcakes!

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Ginger Icebox Cupcakes

These easy no-bake Ginger Icebox Cupcakes are perfect for any holiday party!
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  • 1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together on high speed until medium peaks form. Gently fold in the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • 2. To assemble the cupcakes, spread about 1 tablespoon of the whipped cream on top of a ginger thin. Place another ginger thin on top of the cream to make a sandwich. Spread more whipped cream over the thin and add another thin. Top the final ginger thin with cream. You want to use four wafers per cupcake and end with cream.
  • 3. Place cupcakes in cupcake liners or on a plate and stick in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. You can refrigerate them overnight. The whipped cream will soften the ginger thins making them soft like cake.
  • 4. When ready to serve, remove the cupcakes from the refrigerator and sprinkle with sprinkles, if desired.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These are so cute! And those gingerbread sprinkles are adorable. 🙂 So festive and easy. I think I’d like the idea of a chocolate version too!

  2. Oh my! Those are cupcakes? They are crazy gorgeous, they almost look unreal! I love it! Beautiful photography!!

  3. Just joined via Google… with all the cookie recipes how could I resist? I think I might
    try an awful lot of them…we already have the Chcolate Mint Chip Cookies under our belt…literally…they were delicious! Lace cookies are next…and then, who knows? The girls are coming home from college this weekend for Winter Break and they may need to be kept busy methinks! Thanks for the inspriation!

  4. I’ve always wanted to try an icebox cake, but they seem dauntingly messy. But a super cute individual-sized mess…I think I can handle!

  5. I can’t get over the cuteness! Those little gingerbread man sprinkles are too cute, and these cookie/cupcakes oh my goosh! Love!

  6. YUM. Ohmygosh these look delicious and super simple! Perfect light treat when you need something sweet but just ate 8 batches of cookies :).

  7. this sounds so yummy! we are huge fans of ginger thins. we fell in love with them in the IKEA line of all places. the line was long, we were hungry, glanced over saw the cookies and the rest is history! anyway, this is an absolute must try! great idea. 🙂

  8. These are so darn cute I can hardly stand it! Talk about a perfect holiday dessert. And despite their simplicity, I’m sure they are downright delicious.

  9. These look delicious AND easy – my favorite 🙂 Do you have a good gingerbread cookie recipe that I could use if I wanted to make the cookies from scratch?

  10. These are adorable. And ginger thins are a weakness of mine. Plus, I’m all about simple holiday goodies that make me look good. My wife will love these too! Oh, and happy belated birthday to your adorable one. He’s so precious.

  11. These are so cute and look so delicious! Plus, I’m a sucker for anything with icebox in the name. 🙂

  12. I love all things ginger but not really when it’s paired with molasses so much, so this is the perfect holiday treat for me!

  13. Been following you on pinterest and facebook and subscribed to email updates. LOVE all your recipes and photos! My favorites recipes are those related to entertaining and of course, Christmas cookies.

  14. I love Anna’s cookies, I get them every time that I go to Ikea. This is so easy and such a great idea! I’m pinning it.

  15. These look so cute and delicious. I’m thinking about making them to bring to work, but can you leave these sit out on a counter once they are ready? Would the whipped cream start melting after awhile?