This is totally cheating. I'm talking semi-homemade, from a box, didn't have to think about the recipe kind of cheating. It's almost embarrassing to put this on a food blog. But these little babies are so good I had to share.
Here's the secret: Trader Joe's Deep, Dark Gingerbread Cake and Baking Mix. Make according to the box directions and add mini dark chocolate chips. Bake in a mini muffin tin and you have 24 adorable holiday treats in less than 30 minutes.
Of course, you could always use your favorite gingerbread cake recipe but if you need a quick gingerbread fix, I highly recommend cheating.