Christmas Gingerbread Recipes

Tender gingerbread cakes, plus gingerbread cookies that are perfect for decorating as gingerbread people, gingerbread houses, or just making the Christmas season more spicy.

Staff Picks

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 1395
This soft and spicy gingerbread cake is scrumptious served warm with cream!
By Allrecipes Member

Gingerbread Boys

Rating: 4.5 stars 426
These are the best gingerbread men I've ever eaten. They have a nice light flavor with a hint of orange.

Children's Gingerbread House

Rating: 4 stars 126
This is one my mum in England used to make when we were kids. It was always the biggest hit every year. Use your imagination and a variety of candies to make doors, windows, pathways, and a garden. Note, this gingerbread house takes 2 to 3 days to complete. You can buy a variety of candies for decoration.
By Ruth

Gingerbread I

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
Gingerbread is an old-fashioned, warm, and spicy treat you can make easily at home with this recipe.
By Allrecipes Member

Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Delicious, yet easy to make. The perfect dessert for a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.

Banana Gingerbread with Vanilla Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
Banana bread and gingerbread come together in this delicious recipe. It's a great way to use up those extra bananas during the holidays or wintertime. A thick vanilla glaze is the perfect finishing touch.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Rating: 4 stars 38
These cookies are not a pie, and these pies aren't even cookies! They're really little cakes. Despite their confusing name, they are delicious and fun to make.

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 245
These cookies are warm and delicious on a cold winter's day. Cut them into any shape to fit your holiday celebrations.
By sal

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.

Moist, Tender Spice Cake: Gingerbread Variation

Rating: 4 stars 41
This is a substantial yet tender spice cake that's flavorful enough to serve unadorned. For my gingerbread variation, consider bringing along a jar of lemon curd.
By Allrecipes Member

Ye Ole Gingerbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
A deliciously moist never-fail loaf. I bake this loaf before bed and leave it in the cooling oven overnight. NO hard crusts!

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
These fast and easy cupcakes are great with ginger frosting or a can of buttercream, and are very easy to decorate. If you're an entertainer, these cupcakes are great for special occasions, and can be adorned with candy and other treats to match a holiday. I used these cupcakes for Christmas and they were delicious!!! Try them with a warm cup of milk or some coffee. Anything you can make with gingerbread is better with gingerbread cupcakes.
By Tigerlily

Inspiration and Ideas

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze
Rating: Unrated 100
"This is a wonderful, moist, easy cake with perfect texture. A festive winter dessert...the glaze over the warm cake is the perfect touch." – Kristin
Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes
Rating: Unrated 238
"These are my absolute favorite pancakes." – Tanya
Gingerbread Men Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 351

Gingerbread men cookies are full of warm and festive, holiday flavors.