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Gingerbread Cookies

Looking for recipes for gingerbread cookies? Taste of Home has the best gingerbread cookie recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Gingerbread Skeletons

Gingerbread Skeletons

Gingerbread Skeletons

Any small gingerbread boy cookie cutter can take on new "life" with these classic cookies. Give him some cat friends, too. The more the merrier! —Dore' Merrick Grabski, Utica, New York

Gingerbread Teddies

Gingerbread Teddies

Gingerbread Teddies

Kids of all ages will be delighted to see these roly-poly teddy bears adorning your holiday table! I've been using this gingerbread recipe for as long as I can remember.

Christmas Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House

Making a gingerbread house is a favorite tradition for my family during the holidays. We look forward to it every year. —A. Ruth Witmer, Stevens, Pennsylvania
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Gingerbread House Cookies

Gingerbread House Cookies

Gingerbread House Cookies

"This is my favorite molasses cookie," writes Karen Haen of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. "I use the recipe at Christmas, Easter and Fourth of July, cutting shapes like houses, bunnies and stars."

Gingerbread Cookie Wreath

Gingerbread Cookie Wreath

Gingerbread Cookie Wreath

Round up this wreath to serve at your caroling party or any occasion-it's a holiday decoration that's good enough to eat. "It makes a fun centerpiece at a luncheon or a children's party," comments subscriber Kelly Loudon of Olathe, Kansas.

Ellen's Edible Gingerbread House

Ellen's Edible Gingerbread House

Ellen's Edible Gingerbread House

We adapted this pretty gingerbread house from Ellen Wages in Vancleave, Mississippi…and came up with this petite version. Unlike Ellen's larger classroom house, it doesn't need to be constructed around a cardboard shell. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

Orange and lemon zest give gingerbread cutouts a refreshing twist. Brushing a honey glaze over the top adds a subtle shine and extra touch of sweetness. —Monique Hooker, DeSoto, WI

Easy Chocolate Gingerbread Cutouts

Easy Chocolate Gingerbread Cutouts

Easy Chocolate Gingerbread Cutouts

I have many wonderful memories making these chocolaty cookies with my family during the Christmas season.—Debbie Rowe, Lexington, Kentucky

Gingerbread Babies

Gingerbread Babies

Gingerbread Babies

These homemade gingerbread cookies are inspired by the antics in the Gingerbread Baby story by Jan Brett. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Gingerbread Boys

Gingerbread Boys

Gingerbread Boys

These lightly spiced festive gingerbread fellows are great to munch on. And if I punch a hole in the cutout shapes before baking, I can use the sturdy cookies as tree ornaments, too. —Dore' Merrick Grabski, Utica, New York

Gingerbread Buddies

Gingerbread Buddies

Gingerbread Buddies

These cookies were ideal for a winter get-together I hosted. I like to share these crunchy treats on the way home from cutting our fresh Christmas tree.—Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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