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The Most Popular Christmas Cookies by State, According to Google

In 2022, gingerbread and peanut butter blossom cookies are the reigning favorites, followed by international treats like Italian and Mexican cookies

This Giant Gingerbread Cookie Cutter Makes Holiday Baking a Breeze

Get the cookie dough ready! This giant gingerbread cookie cutter will make sure your festive season is filled with sugar,...

Gingerbread Amaretti Cookies

2 reviews

The classic Italian cookie gets a new gingerbread twist! Don’t overbake—they should be slightly chewy. —Tina Zaccardi, Eastchester, New York

20 Gingerbread Decorating Ideas That Are (Almost) Too Cute to Eat

Make gingerbread decorating a tradition in your home with these fun ideas! Our Test Kitchen shares plenty of designs, from...

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Frozen Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies

These snowflake cookies will melt in your mouth as soon as they hit your tongue. Experiment with your favorite colors...

Orange Gingerbread Tassies

1 review

I make big Christmas cookie plates every year, and it’s fun to have something with a different shape to include....

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We Tried Ree Drummond’s Favorite Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

In The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, Ree Drummond shares her go-to gingerbread cookies. We gave them a...

18 Gingerbread House Ideas

Bring some Christmas magic to your home with our favorite gingerbread house ideas.

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20 of the Best Gingerbread Cookies You Can Bake This Holiday

It doesn't get more festive than baking up a batch (or two) of the best gingerbread cookies. These are our...

Crystallized Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 reviews

This recipe is the best of twp worlds—gingerbread and chocolate chip cookies. Since they're combined, you don't have to choose...

Ugly Sweater Cookies

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...

Ginger S’mores

I’ve spent a few years perfecting this recipe to get the cookie soft and full of flavor and to balance...

Gingerbread Barn

1 review

We came up with the plans for this Christmas gingerbread barn—then stocked it with farmyard friends. The country-as-can-be project will...

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 House

6 reviews

Here's a set of tasty house plans! You're sure to have a delectable gingerbread house using my recipe and building...

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Gingerbread Biscotti

Cranberries and almonds pair well with the mild gingerbread flavor in these gingerbread biscotti from our Test Kitchen. The crisp...

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...

Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting

4 reviews

When I spread these spicy gingerbread rounds with my lemony cream cheese frosting, I knew I had a hit. Cardamom...

Mini Gingerbread House

5 reviews

We show just one way to decorate this cute little gingerbread house. Prepare several batches of dough (one batch at...

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Gingerbread Snow Globe

3 reviews

I make a big batch of these gingerbread cookies every Christmas to give to co-workers and family. For a festive...

Christmas Gingerbread House

5 reviews

Making a gingerbread house is a favorite tradition for my family during the holidays. We look forward to it every...

Gingersnap Cream Cookie Cups

1 review

Whole wheat flour gives a rustic look to little tassies that are big on flavor. The velvety, rich filling is...

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...

No-Bake Ginger Cookies

One of my favorite desserts in England was a cake featuring chocolate and ginger. When I came home, I tried...

Gingerbread Oatmeal Cookies

7 reviews

Cookie butter and ground ginger add a new layer of flavor. The recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies, and they...

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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...

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Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

40 reviews

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

Drizzled Gingerbread Biscotti

1 review

After stumbling across a community recipe for gingerbread biscotti, I made several batches and tweaked it to our tastes. These...

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Gingerbread Buddies

2 reviews

These cookies were ideal for a winter get-together I hosted. I like to share these crunchy treats on the way...

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...