Gingerbread Cookie Recipes

Gingerbread cookies are a must for the holidays, from gingerbread people to gingerbread houses.

Staff Picks

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 6760
Made with a hint of molasses, these ginger cookies stay soft for days.
By AMY1028

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 351
Gingerbread men cookies are full of warm and festive, holiday flavors.
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Gingerbread Cookie Frosting

Rating: 3.5 stars 56
This is the recipe my mother uses to frost gingerbread cookies at Christmas.
By Alison Hendon

Gingerbread Cookies II

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
This is the BEST recipe for gingerbread cookies I have ever tasted. It looks complicated, but isn't. I have used this recipe for many years and always get compliments on it.
By Kim

Gingerbread Biscotti

Rating: 4.5 stars 414
These spicy Italian cookies are the perfect accompaniment for cocoa or coffee during the holiday season! Serve with lemon curd or drizzle with lemon flavored almond bark for a special treat.

Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Rating: 4.5 stars 1507
Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used. For best flavor, do NOT use blackstrap molasses.

Gingerbread Boys

Rating: 4.5 stars 424
These are the best gingerbread men I've ever eaten. They have a nice light flavor with a hint of orange.

Storybook Gingerbread Men

Rating: 4 stars 151
Soft gingerbread cookies.
By Annamaria

Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 146
This is a very tasty Christmas dessert. This recipe is very nice for Christmas parties as it makes 2 1/2 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies.
By Heather

Gingerbread Boys And Girls

Rating: 4 stars 38
These cookies are formed by cookie cutters. By using a toothpick to make a hole in the top of the cookie, you can hang them on the tree. You can also make paint out of egg yolks, and food coloring to make them more colorful--use as much food coloring as needed to create desired hue. My girls and I would spend hours making these cookies each Christmas so we could hang them on the tree.
By Cindy B.

Chewy White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
These white chocolate chip gingerbread cookies will rock your world and leave your friends begging for more! I must've made them 100 times before finally perfecting this recipe. Great for the holidays.


Rating: 4 stars 18
This gingerbread is especially for a cookie mold or cookie stamp. The yield depends on the size of the molds and or stamps
By Maura

Inspiration and Ideas

Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies
Rating: Unrated 131
"This is the only gingerbread cookie recipe I will ever need again! If you want a nice soft not-too-spicy gingerbread cookie this is the one to try." – Pam Ziegler Lutz
Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men
Rating: 4.5 stars 1495

Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used. For best flavor, do NOT use blackstrap molasses.