Gingerbread Cookie Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Rating: 4.53 stars
Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used. For best flavor, do NOT use blackstrap molasses.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Rating: 4.41 stars
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.

Gingerbread Boys

Rating: 4.48 stars
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: 4.23 stars
Soft gingerbread cookies.

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 3.68 stars
These cookies are warm and delicious on a cold winter's day. Cut them into any shape to fit your holiday celebrations.

Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 4.42 stars
A delicious gingerbread cookie from historic Nauvoo, Illinois. These used to be made by Mormon pioneers in the 1840's

Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 3.86 stars
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.

Gingerbread Boys And Girls

Rating: 4.21 stars
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.

Easy Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 4.4 stars
Try these quick and easy vegan gingerbread cookies, made with allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and molasses; just in time for vegan Christmas baking!

Chewy White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 4.49 stars
These cookies will rock your world and leave your friends begging for more. I must've made them 100 times before finally perfecting them. Great for the holidays!


Rating: 3.89 stars
This gingerbread is especially for a cookie mold or cookie stamp. The yield depends on the size of the molds and or stamps

Inspiration and Ideas

Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men
Rating: Unrated
"Amazingly good cookies! Easy to roll out. Definitely a hit!" – d.nordholm

Oma's Ginger Cookies

These little cookies are my grandmother's specialty. Perfect to keep in the freezer for later as well! I used to make these all the time with my grandmother, now I get a huge basket of them for every holiday and birthday! In my grandmother's instructions, it tells you to sift some of the ingredients. It makes for a nicer batter, but I don't own a sifter and it's not particularly necessary, I used a whisk or a fork to turn and fluff the dry ingredients before adding.