Gingerbread Cookies

This holiday season, get the kids involved in making classic gingerbread cookies for party treats, favors, gifts, or tree decorations. We've got gingerbread drop cookies, spiral cookies, and creative cutouts that are perfect for your next Christmas cookie exchange.

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    Giant Ginger Cookies

    These delicious, chewy ginger cookies are a reader favorite. Roll them in coarse sugar for a touch of sparkle and crunch.

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    3-D Gingerbread Trees

    Get lost in the enchantment of our top-rated gingerbread forest. Not only do these cookies look and taste great, but they're also easy to make.

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    Gingerbread Cutouts

    Create traditional gingerbread cutouts with this classic cookie recipe. Pair them with a batch of our easy powdered sugar icing, and hand them over to the kids for decorating.

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    Gingerbread Madeleines

    This classic French cookie gets a holiday twist with fragrant seasonal spices like nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar for snowlike sweets.

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    Spicy Gingerbread Twigs

    Cayenne pepper and brewed coffee spice up these cute gingerbread strips. Each crunchy cookie has just 30 calories, and they can be bundled and tied with a bow for a beautiful holiday gift.

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    Step-by-Step Spicy Gingerbread Twigs

    We've taken classic gingerbread cookies and styled them into snack-size sticks perfect for a holiday party. Watch as our senior food editor shows you how to make these simple, sweet treats.

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    Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies

    Sweet molasses flavors these giant gingerbread cookies that are the perfect dessert to leave out for Santa. Serve plain or with our easy powdered sugar icing.

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    Gingerbread Stars

    Upgrade refrigerated gingerbread cookie dough by cutting it into festive star shapes. Dip in white chocolate and serve at your next cookie-exchange party.

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    Classic Gingerbread Cutouts

    These top-rated gingerbread cutouts have all the delicious spices you look forward to in the classic Christmas cookie. Decorate them with colored meringue icing, then gobble them up or give as gifts.

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    Striped Ginger Cookies

    Intertwine refrigerated sugar cookie and gingerbread doughs to make these kid-favorite treats with just three ingredients.

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    Gingerbread-Espresso Spirals

    Made with refrigerated sugar cookie and gingerbread doughs, these top-rated spiral cookies are easy to make. A hint of espresso powder elevates the Christmas cookies from basic to delicious.

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    Chocolate-Gingerbread Drops

    Chunks of chocolate and dried red cherries fill these moist gingerbread drop cookies. Plus, they can be frozen for up to three months, so you can enjoy them even after the holidays are over.

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    Peppered Orange Gingerbread Cutouts

    Ginger is just one of the spices in this timeless cutout-cookie recipe. Use your favorite cookie cutters to personalize the orange-infused gingerbread.

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    Favorite Gingerbread Cookies

    Made with whole wheat flour for a little health boost, these gingerbread cutouts get their flavor from molasses, cinnamon, cloves, and grated fresh ginger. Top them with our cream cheese frosting, a bit of food coloring, and nonpareils to add color to your holiday cookie plate.

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    Gingerbread Teddy Bears

    These teddy bear desserts are made from molasses-spice cookies. For the cutest cookies, be sure to form the balls into the sizes directed.

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    Gingerbread House Cookies

    Your kids will love helping out with this fun and tasty holiday cookie recipe. After just 7 minutes in the oven, the gingerbread house cookies are ready to be decorated with your children's favorite candies.

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    Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

    Improve traditional gingerbread cookies with the addition of everyone's favorite dessert ingredient: chocolate! This twist on the classic cookie just might become your new favorite.

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    10 Delicious Gingerbread Houses

    Find a gingerbread house to fit your taste and skill level. Any one would make a perfect handmade holiday gift.
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