30 Gingerbread Cookie Recipes That Will Spice Up Your Holiday Season

You'll want to run, run, run as fast as you can to bake these treats!

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The possibilities with gingerbread are endless: you can make unbelievably good gingerbread desserts, you can build super cute gingerbread houses, and, of course, you can bake the best gingerbread cookies. Try one of these recipes to put a little sugar and spice in every holiday treat!

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Gimme Some Oven
Gingerbread Cookies

This classic, no-fail recipe will make perfect gingerbread cookies every single time.

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Wholefully
Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

These addicting goodies have a secret savory ingredient: black pepper!

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Celebrating Sweets
Gingerbread Cookie Bars with White Chocolate Chips

These blondie-like bars only take 30 minutes to make.

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Kristine's Kitchen
Favorite Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

A healthier holiday dessert that doesn't lack flavor? We'll be making these all December long.

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Swanky Recipes
Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Baking thumbprint cookies is a must at Christmastime—especially when they're filled with spiced white chocolate.

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Baker by Nature
Brown Butter Gingerbread Men

Kids will have a blast in the kitchen decorating these colorful edible characters.

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The Food Charlatan
Nutella Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies

Nothing makes a dessert melt in your mouth quite like a spoonful of in the middle.

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Bless This Mess
Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Use a variety of cookie cutters and decorations to customize this recipe to your family's festive likings.

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

These cookie sandwiches would make an adorable Christmas hostess gift. Just wrap a few in a cute gift bag and tie with ribbon.

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Courtesy of Pickles & Honey
Gingerbread Snowflakes

Instead of baking gingerbread people, decorate pretty gingerbread snowflakes.

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Courtesy of Whole and Heavenly
Gingerbread Cookie Bars

For a fun finishing touch, drizzle these gingerbread dessert bars with melted white chocolate.

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Courtesy of Flour Arrangements
Gingerbread-Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

Tart raspberry filling is a surprising (albeit delicious) match for these spiced cookies.

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Raw Gingerbread Cookies

Try this healthier alternative to the traditional gingerbread cookie recipe.

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Courtesy of Belle Vie
Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Imagine sinking your teeth into soft, spiced dough filled with the rich taste of gooey caramel. Yeah, our mouths are watering too.

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Courtesy of Amy's Healthy Baking
Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Oatmeal Cookies

Instant oats and whole wheat flower make for the thick base. Add spices, molasses, maple syrup, and chocolate chips for a healthier, yummy way to enjoy gingerbread.

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Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
Ginger Molasses Cookies

Rolled in sugar before baking for 8 to 10 minutes, these cookies are the chewiest and tastiest ones around.

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Courtesy of Country Cleaver
Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Bored of the traditional? Just add chocolate and pearl sugar, and bake to perfection.

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Courtesy of Dessert For Two
Orange-Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

These orange-flavored, sweet treats feature a cranberry glaze that's lip-smacking good.

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Courtesy of Skinnytaste
Gingerbread Cookie Trees

Decorated with festive frosting and dusted with sprinkles, these trees are fun and delicious for the whole family.

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Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Classic Gingerbread Cookies

There's nothing you can't do with some cookie cutters and icing. These are sure to please your guests this holiday season.

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Courtesy of Handle The Heat
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

With cocoa powder and chocolate chunks in the batter, these are double the delicious.

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Courtesy of Something Swanky
Gingerbread Bark

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better. These beauties make a great addition to your holiday dessert table.

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Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

To get the cracked exterior, roll dough in granulated sugar, then powered sugar before baking. It's a gingerbread overload you'll be obsessing over long after Christmas time.

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Gingerbread Cookie Bites

Everyone knows that the best part of baking is sneaking some of the cookie dough from the mixing bowl. With ingredients like pitted dates, almond meal, oats, ginger, and sugar, this recipe is safe to eat and super tasty.

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Courtesy of Creative Juice
Gingerbread Cookie Cups

Filled with warm caramel and topped with white chocolate mousse and more caramel drizzle, these cuties are absolutely divine.

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Soft Gingerbread Drop Cookies

Sugared cream cheese frosting makes these soft, gingery cookies a holiday hit.

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Courtesy of PureWow
Lattice Gingerbread Cookies

Weave together pieces of dough into a lattice and then cut out circles to bake. You'll get crafty, cute cookies that are sure to impress.

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Courtesy of Cooking Classy
White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

Dipped in white chocolate and decorated with candy melts, these are christmas cookies with cheer.

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Courtesy of Butter with a Side of Bread
Gingerbread Cookies with Spiced Marshmallow Buttercream

Fluffy marshmallow buttercream sandwiched between crunchy gingerbread men—it doesn't get more spirited (and delicious) than that.

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White Chocolate Covered Gingerbread Oreos

Yeah, you read that right—we can't wait to dig in either.

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