Gingerbread Cookie Recipes

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The Ultimate Gingerbread Baking Guide

Make gingerbread the highlight of your Christmas celebration with these amazing tips, recipes and how-tos.

Gingerbread Amaretti Cookies

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


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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

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


14 of the Best Gingerbread Cookies

A batch of gingerbread boys or girls (or reindeer for that matter!) is a blank canvas for merry decorating. It...

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Gingerbread Christmas Cards

'Tis the season for mailing out Christmas cards and gift packages stuffed with homemade cookies. Why not save time and...


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 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 Oatmeal Cookies

6 reviews

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


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...


Gingerbread Cutouts

1 review

Baking is the tastiest part of LaJunta Malone's hobby of collecting gingerbread boys. "I decorate gingerbread cookies to use for...

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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...


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...


Gingerbread Ranch House

This colorful ranch house extends "Merry Christmas" wishes in true Southwest style. Constructed of sweet gingerbread, roofed in chewing gum...


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...


Gingerbread Babies

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

No-Bake Ginger Cookies

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


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...


Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

5 reviews

Making Swedish pepparkakor—or gingerbread cookies—is a holiday tradition in our family. I entered these at the Iowa State Fair and...


Gingerbread Chalet

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


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...


Gingerbread Tree Recipe

2 reviews

One good idea often leads to another. That's certainly the case with this tasty craft that began with a favorite...


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...

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Gingerbread Biscotti

4 reviews

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


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Gingerbread Men Cookies

56 reviews

No holiday treat platter would be complete without gingerbread men cookies! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy to share...


Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

2 reviews

Here’s a recipe that combines two holiday classics—gingerbread and fruitcake—into one yummy favorite. I spread on a simple glaze made...


Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

4 reviews

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


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Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

39 reviews

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


Drizzled Gingerbread Biscotti

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