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Gingerbread Boy Cookies

Mom always used the same round-headed cookie cutter to make her "boys." They always came out of the oven soft and chewy with plenty of traditional molasses-ginger flavor. —Donna Sasser Hinds, Milwaukie, Oregon
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“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

I love to see the end of a project, like this Christmas cottage—but my favorite part is the process. It's fun to watch the gingerbread, icing and candy decorations come together creatively. —Johanna Rosson, Fort Hood, Texas

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

I serve this biscotti at my tea parlor and explain to guests that "dunking" is quite appropriate. Friends love it when I put the dry ingredients in a jar, attach the biscotti recipe and give it as a gift. — Linda James of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

My kids linger around the kitchen when these aromatic cookies are baking. I make them throughout the year using a variety of cookie cutters.—Christy Thelan, Kellogg, Iowa
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Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

"Baking gingerbread cookies was a Christmas tradition when our three sons were at home," says field editor Virginia Watson of Kirksville, Missouri. "Now, our granddaughter loves to help!"

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

These cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my family since I was a little girl. The big bears are so soft and chewy that we can hardly wait until they come out of the oven!—Elizabeth Manzanares, Gloucester, Virginia

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Two of my favorite things, gingerbread and fruitcake, meet in a truly great cookie. You’d never know this recipe starts with a mix. It bursts with fruit, nuts and gingerbread flavor, topped with a delightful orange glaze. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

Butterscotch Gingerbread Men

Butterscotch Gingerbread Men

Butterscotch Gingerbread Men

The addition of butterscotch pudding makes these a little different than most gingerbread cutout recipes. The recipe comes from my mother-in-law's files.

Easy Gingerbread Cutouts

Easy Gingerbread Cutouts

Easy Gingerbread Cutouts

"I rely on this tried-and-true recipe during the holidays," relates Sandy McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "The cream cheese frosting complements the cookies' gingery flavor and sets up nicely for easy packaging and stacking."

Gingerbread Sandwich Trees

Gingerbread Sandwich Trees

Gingerbread Sandwich Trees

Fun and festive, these cookie sandwich trees will be a huge hit with kids of all ages. They're a super-cute holiday treat! —Steve Foy, Kirkwood, Missouri

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Our two boys linger around the kitchen when these aromatic cookies are baking. I make them throughout the year using a variety of cookie cutters. —Christy Thelan, Kellog, Iowa

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Cutting my favorite gingerbread cookie dough into snowflake shapes and decorating them with white icing was ideal for my theme get-together. I save these crunchy treats to enjoy on the way home from our Christmas tree outing. -Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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