Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Ugly Sweater Cookies

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for size. —Christy Thelen, Kellogg, Iowa

Gingerbread Crisp Cutouts

5 reviews

My grandsons started cooking by helping their grandpa mix up waffle and pancake batter. They also liked to make these...

Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

1 review

Orange and lemon zest give gingerbread cutouts a refreshing twist. Brushing a honey glaze over the top adds a subtle...

Ellen’s Edible Gingerbread House

1 review

We adapted this pretty gingerbread house from Ellen Wages in Vancleave, Mississippi…and came up with this petite version. Unlike Ellen's...

Gingerbread Chalet

The A-frame design on this pretty country chalet is easy enough for even first-timers to make. So gather the kids...

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

13 reviews

My mother Esther created this recipe, and I've been making the cookies in her honor every Christmas since then. People...

Gingerbread House Cookies

1 review

This is my favorite molasses cookie. I use the recipe not only to create little houses for Christmas but also...

Gingerbread Snowflakes

6 reviews

Cutting my favorite gingerbread cookie dough into snowflake shapes and decorating them with white icing was ideal for my theme...

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

5 reviews

When it’s time to start the cookie-baking season, this recipe always kicks off the festivities. My mother-in-law first shared it...

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Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

5 reviews

Add a little snow hat (complete with a pompom) to a classic gingerbread shape to create adorable gingerbread Santas. —Christy...

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

45 reviews

Every time I make these wonderful cookies, the spicy aroma takes me back to my childhood. I helped Mom make...

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Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

41 reviews

Our two boys linger around the kitchen when these homemade gingerbread cookies are baking. I make this gingerbread cookie recipe...

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

3 reviews

These cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my family since I was a little girl. The big bears are...