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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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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's brimming with fruit, nuts and gingerbread flavor and topped with a delightful orange glaze. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
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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 Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

No holiday treat platter would be complete without gingerbread man cookies! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy to share with you. —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Cranberries and almonds pair well with the mild gingerbread flavor in these cookies from our Test Kitchen. The crisp cookies taste terrific with a steaming cup of coffee.
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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 Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Add a little snow hat (complete with a pom-pom) to a classic gingerbread shape to create adorable gingerbread Santas. —Christy Thelen, Kellogg, Iowa

Snowcapped Gingerbread Biscotti

Snowcapped Gingerbread Biscotti

Snowcapped Gingerbread Biscotti

This recipe is one of my favorites to add to my holiday cookie trays. The cookies blend the great flavor of gingerbread and biscotti, plus a "snow"-dipped decoration. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Gingerbread Star Tree

Gingerbread Star Tree

Gingerbread Star Tree

Our home economists created this impressive, tasty cookie tree for the 2008 Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook. Guests can nibble on the gingerbread cookies as they talk and mingle at your festive gathering. For more information, go to shop.tasteofhome.com.

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

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

When it’s time to start the cookie-baking season, this recipe always kicks off the festivities. My mother-in-law first shared it with me, but it’s too good to keep to myself! You can tint the buttery gingerbread cookie icing a cheery pink or green and pipe it on with a decorating tip. —Ann Scherzer, Anacortes, Washington

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!"
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