Bigger Bolder Baking’s Annual Christmas in July Celebration!

It's Christmas in July! Spread a little cheer in the middle of the year, as I always say (as of right now), with delicious recipes from the annual Bigger Bolder Baking Christmas in July (and special guests!).
Christmas in July

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Hi Bold Bakers!

July is a wonderful month, but there’s just one thing that could make it better — celebrating Christmas! And, because 2020 has been impossibly hard for a lot of people, I thought what better time to add a little joy to life than to celebrate Christmas in July for the first time ever on Bigger Bolder Baking.

How are we celebrating? Not only are we sharing classic holiday recipes on social media, but we invited two of our favorite bakers to join us for a special live stream on Instagram and Facebook — and you probably already know them well! We connected with Candace Nelson (founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, judge on Netflix’s Sugar Rush, and creator of the #LiveToEat Podcast) and Brian Hart Hoffman (Editor-in-Chief of Bake from Scratch magazine, #TheBakeFeed on Instagram, and cookbook author) to share special treats they love based on a flavor poll from Bold Bakers like you! We asked which classic holiday flavor you would like during the summer, and ginger/gingerbread was the clear winner.

So, without further adieu, this article has all the recipes with ginger/gingerbread we chose to share!

What Is Christmas In July?

This is easy to answer! Christmas in July is a holiday celebration at the half-way point to Christmas, on July 25th. Decorate, make treats. We could all use some holiday cheer right now, and this is the best way to do it.

Candace Nelson’s Spicy Gingersnap Cookies

I adore a spicy cookie — not spicy in the sense of it being savory, but rather exactly how Candace makes her Spicy Gingersnap Cookies recipe: Ginger, Cinnamon, Black Pepper (yeah, baby!), and yes, a dash of Cayenne!

Spicy Gingersnap Cookies for Christmas in July

Brian Hart Hoffman’s Gingerbread Cookie Cheesecake Bars

This is a Christmas in July staple for Brian, who has made this Gingerbread Cookie Cheesecake Bars recipe for Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family for this very occasion in the past. Just look at them. I hope he makes some and ships them to me!

A stack of Gingerbread Cookie Cheesecake Bars for Christmas in July

Me (Gemma!): Gingerbread Cake made in a Crockpot

What’s easier than making a Gingerbread Cake? Making one in a Crockpot! Leave the oven off and set it to bake in one of the handiest kitchen tools around. Make my Gingerbread Cake in a Crockpot recipe today!

Gingerbread Cake made in the Crockpot

Make More Christmas Recipes!

Find ALL of my holiday recipes in my Holiday Baking Headquarters.

And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook!

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Franchessca Mary
Franchessca Mary
3 years ago

I cannot find the recipe for the Christmas cake,where may I find it?

Wanda Waybright
Wanda Waybright
3 years ago

Hi Gemma. I’m watching you live at the same time. I am so sorry I didn’t get your box sent. I have neen in and out of the hospital and a skilled facility. What size does the wee oe wear now? Again I appologize for not getting it sent sooner. Love you Kevin and the wee one. 💖🤗😘

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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