Spice Cookie Recipes

All your favorite cookies with a touch of tantalizing spice. Ginger cookies, pumpkin cookies, molasses cookies, and more.

Staff Picks

Crackle Top Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.7 stars
These cookies taste like gingersnaps.

Cinnamon Spice Drop Cookies

Rating: 4.56 stars
Fabulous spice flavor coupled with smooth cinnamon chips are the perfect compliment to the satiny texture. They elicit RAVE reviews by all who sample them!

Lauren's Sugar and Spice Black Pepper Cookies

Rating: 4.58 stars
I make these cookies all the time, and they are absolutely loved by everyone! Even my stuck-up, picky brother!

Jen's Almond Cardamom Cookies

Rating: 4.64 stars
This moist cookie has delicious a almond taste with a kick of cardamom - dreamy!

Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.44 stars
If a homemade pumpkin pie and a soft sugar cookie had little cookies of their own, well, let these speak for themselves. Add your favorite seasoned nuts if you wish. I happened to have had some caramelized sugar I had previously made and I crushed this up and added to the top of some of the cookies just before baking.

Zucchini Cookies

Rating: 4.39 stars
These are moist spicy cookies!

Spice Cookies with Crystallized Ginger

Rating: 4.63 stars
Crystallized ginger gives these spice cookies extra zip!

Anise Drops

Rating: 4.09 stars
My German grandmother used to make these every Christmas. She said using small eggs was a must.

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Rating: 4.74 stars
These are just what they say: big, soft, gingerbread cookies. They stay soft, too. My oldest son's favorite.

Mom's Ginger Snaps

Rating: 4.67 stars
Fabulous, spicy cookies.

Grandma's Gingersnaps

Rating: 4.67 stars
This was my mother-in-law's recipe and my husband's favorite. Shorten or lengthen the cooking time for a softer or crisper cookie.

Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.63 stars
My Mom's recipe and one of my favorites. Spicy and chewy, they store well and can be frozen. Great for gift giving or shipping.

Inspiration and Ideas

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

"This recipe is AMAZING. I've made it a dozen time; it's my no-fail, go-to cookie recipe." – schung

Chef John's Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

These buttery cookies are flavored with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.

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.