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Gingerbread Recipes Roundup! Who doesn’t love a great gingerbread recipe? All these recipes were inspired by the classic gingerbread and will be perfect for your holiday baking. Enjoy!

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Three gingerbread cookie bars decorated for the holidays and stacked on top of eachother


Gingerbread cookies are the classic Christmas cookie recipe!

Gingerbread Cookie Sticks
This is the BEST gingerbread cookie recipe and my absolute favorite. It bakes in a sheet pan and is sliced while it’s still warm. Top it with your favorite candy, like Twix, or drizzle it with white chocolate and sprinkles!
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Three gingerbread cookie bars decorated for the holidays and stacked on top of eachother
Chewy & Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
These easy soft and chewy gingerbread cookies are the perfect holiday cutout cookie recipe!
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Gingerbread Cookie Cake Recipe
Gingerbread Cookies made into a cookie cake – this is a soft molasses cookie with a simple glaze. Perfect for Christmas!
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gingerbread cookie cake on parchment paper with sprinkles on top
Gingerbread Snowballs
Gingerbread Snowballs – this easy snowball cookie recipe tastes like gingerbread! It’s the easiest holiday cookie recipe and perfect for giving.
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Molasses Cookies Recipe
These Christmas Molasses Cookies are the BEST drop gingerbread cookies full of molasses and spices, with Christmas M&Ms on top!
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STACK OF 4 MOLASSES COOKIES on brown parchment
Salted Caramel Molasses Cookies
Salted Caramel Molasses Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie! They’re soft with gingerbread flavor and stuffed with a salted caramel chocolate candy!
Stack of Salted caramel molasses cookies are chewy molasses cookies stuffed with salted caramel dark chocolate candies. The perfect Christmas cookie recipe!
Gingerbread Fudge Thumbprint Cookies
Gingerbread White Fudge Thumbprint Cookies |  Thank you Pillsbury for helping me come up with these delicious and simple to make cookies just in time for Christmas!
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Gingerbread Cookie Bars
Gingerbread Cookies made easy! Everything you love about gingerbread cookies with only a fraction of the work! These are delicious!
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Molasses Cookies
Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies with wonderful spices and rolled in sugar. A cookie that screams holiday cheer!
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Christmas Drum Cookies
I thought a drum would be the perfect shape to fill with candy.  I started with my gingerbread pumpkin cookies, covered the tops with royal icing, added some bakers twine and gold dragees, and filled them with mini M&M’s.  I think they turned out pretty cute!
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Ginger Snap Recipe
This recipe tastes even better than Grandmas and is quick, easy and Paleo friendly! Perfect for healthier Christmas baking!
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Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Boys
To me a Christmas without Christmas cookies was no Christmas at all, and the crux of the Christmas cookies was Gingerbread Boys {& Girls!}. They had to be soft and chewy; they had to be my mom’s family recipe; and they had to have raisins.
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Gingerbread Pudding Cookies
These soft Gingerbread Pudding Cookies are a fun cookie to add to holiday cookie trays!  Soft cookies loaded with cinnamon and white chips won't last long!
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Ginger Spice Carrot Cake Cookies
Buttery, light and sweet cookies laced with carrots, orange zest and plenty of spices. This is a very unique cookie, barely crisp on the bottom with a slightly chewy cake-crumb center.
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Ginger Molasses Cookies
Molasses cookies that are soft and chewy on the inside and crisp around the edges. Full of delicious ginger flavor and taste just like Christmas! Drizzle or dip in white chocolate for the ultimate holiday cookie!
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Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies
I can’t get over how addicting these little thumbprint cookies are. I’ve already made these twice since coming back home from my whirlwind weekend.
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White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies
These White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies are the best ginger cookies around! They’ll quickly become a new favorite holiday cookie!
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Nutella Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies
Soft, spicy gingerbread cookies stuffed full of Nutella. I could go on, but really I don’t feel like I need too. GINGERBREAD AND NUTELLA. I mean come on.
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Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Soft gingerbread cookies with a touch of molasses and the wonderful flavors of ground ginger and cloves covered in a brown sugar molasses icing and gingerbread men sprinkles
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Gingerbread Poke Cake Recipe

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Gingerbread Cake is a classic gingerbread recipe!

Gingerbread Poke Cake
This Gingerbread Cake is poked and filled with butterscotch and topped with toffee – it's a fantastic easy holiday dessert!
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A Gingerbread Poke Cake is the perfect Christmas cake recipe! Gingerbread cake is filled with butterscotch and gingersnaps and topped with whipped cream and toffee bits!
Gingerbread Cake Roll with Eggnog Whipped Cream Recipe
A soft gingerbread cake is filled with an eggnog whipped cream! I can guarantee that even non-gingerbread and non-eggnog lovers will LOVE this cake roll.
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sliced gingerbread cake roll with whipped cream and sprinkles on top on a grey plate.
Gingerbread Lemon Cupcakes
Sometimes I like to jam a bunch of flavors together and then…it’s too much.
But these?  Were perfect.
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Ginger Icebox Cupcakes
They turned out even better than expected. Now, I don’t know if I like the chocolate or ginger ones better. But since it is the holiday season, my vote is going with ginger!
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Eggnog Cheesecakes
These mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust are simple to make and are filled to the brim with holiday flavor.
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Bourbon Gingerbread Cheesecake
 It turned out wonderfully! There are a lot of ingredients in the filling, but it’s mainly just spices and things like that. So it’s actually pretty easy. You don’t have to be a cheesecake pro or anything because I’m definitely not!
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Gingerbread Pudding Cheesecake
This Gingerbread Pudding Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce and Biscoff Cookie Crust is so delicious and a great treat for everyone!
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No Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake
This no bake cheesecake has all the flavors of classic gingerbread! An easy Christmas dessert idea that is sure to please everyone with it’s smooth, creamy texture and holiday flavors.
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Gingerbread Cake
Delicious and easy cake for this holidays season. This is a homemade gingerbread cake drizzled in pure maple syrup and frosted with smooth, light cream cheese frosting made with flavors to compliment the cake.
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Gingerbread Magic Cake
It’s hard to describe this cake, but if you’ve never heard of it here’s the skinny: Eggs yolks beaten with sugar are mixed with whipped egg whites to create a runny, curd-like batter. As it bakes in the oven the layers separate, and you end up with a cakey top layer and a custard-flan kind of base. I suppose it would belong to the brownie family if you had to categorize it.
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Gingerbread Blondies
I have been making these squares for years. And I get requests for them all the time from my family and friends. They are thick and chewy (toothsome, you might say). And perfectly spiced.
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Gingerbread Caramel Gooey Bars
Gingerbread Caramel Gooey Bars are so chewy and flavorful, it’s hard to stop eating them! These easy dessert bars are made with lots of brown sugar, molasses and sweetened condensed milk so they stay nice and soft.
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Gingerbread Bars
They’re a simple gingerbread- oat bar with white chocolate and macadamia nuts mixed in.  For ease and a lower price-point, look for the bag of chopped macadamia nuts at Trader Joe’s, if you’re lucky enough to have one in your area.
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Frosted Gingerbread Bars
These gingerbread bars are full of peppermint flavor and frosted with vanilla buttercream. Gingerbread and candy cane. It’s a thing. An amazing thing. Don’t knock it til you try it.
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Gingerbread Breakfast

Why not have gingerbread for breakfast??

Gingerbread Spice Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
A fluffy homemade cinnamon roll filled with gingerbread spices.
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Gingerbread Latte
Instead of going to the coffee shop, make this Gingerbread Latte that tastes just like the Starbucks version at home. Made with just brewed espresso (yes, you can absolutely use instant), ground cinnamon and cloves, and sweet syrupy molasses for that classic gingerbread flavor.
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Keto Gingerbread Latte
This Keto Gingerbread Latte is a delicious and easy holiday drink. Make your own sugar-free gingerbread syrup, add some coffee and hot milk, and enjoy this low carb hot drink all winter long.
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Overnight Gingerbread French Toast
I love a good make-ahead breakfast.
Especially when it’s buttery soft French toast that tastes a lot like soft gingerbread and molasses cookies.
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Gingerbread Muffins
Sparkling gingerbread muffins have beautiful crackly tops, robust spice flavor, and are finished with zippy lemon glaze. The combination of ginger and lemon is totally underrated and works SO well in these festive holiday muffins.
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Gingerbread Scones
Soft & tender gingerbread scones full of cozy spices. Lightened up, guilt-free & ready in just 30 minutes!
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Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls
These rolls can be prepared the night before and baked the next morning, so that you don’t have to get up early to enjoy fresh-baked cinnamon rolls! These rolls are a great addition to a holiday brunch or a fun breakfast to enjoy while opening presents on Christmas morning!
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Pumpkin Quinoa Gingerbread
Tired of plain ‘ol pumpkin bread? Try this Pumpkin Quinoa Gingerbread! It has all the yumminess of pumpkin bread and gingerbread combined but also has quinoa added in to make it more moist and healthy! 
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Miscellaneous Recipes

Gingerbread recipes can also include dips, fudge and so many more ideas.

Gingerbread Fudge
Gingerbread spiced white chocolate fudge – this is an easy cooked fudge recipe with tons of holiday flavor. It sets up perfectly!
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Eggnog Dip
Eggnog Pudding Dip is the easiest Christmas dessert recipe – just 3 ingredients to make an eggnog dip with gingerbread dippers or use it for a pie filling!
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hand dipping cookie in eggnog pudding
Gingerbread Biscoff Rugelach
I came up with a seriously simple “copycat” way to whip up some rugelach this holiday season.
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Gingerbread Kettle Corn
Gingerbread Kettle Corn | Delicious kettle corn flavored with gingerbread and drizzled with white chocolate
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Gingerbread Granola Clusters
Gingerbread Granola Clusters make the perfect festive snack with all the classic gingerbread flavors.
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Gingerbread Cookie Dough Peanut Butter
Homemade peanut butter tastes nothing like storebought. It’s creamy, drippy, comfort food in a jar. 
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Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix
Try this simple Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix Recipe and you will never want to use the store bought variety again!  This gingerbread spice blend is great for your holiday recipes.  Or make a batch to give as homemade gifts.
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Toffee Gingerbread Bread Pudding
Moist, flavorful and downright scrumptious, this Sticky Toffee Gingerbread Bread Pudding has all the classic flavors of Christmas with a sticky-sweet toffee twist!  
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Gingerbread Buckeyes
Gingerbread Buckeyes combine traditional creamy buckeye filling with crunchy gingerbread cookies for an irresistibly delicious holiday treat! These insanely easy bites will be a favorite on your dessert table!
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Gingerbread Steamer
With the seasonal flavors of brown sugar and molasses, these Gingerbread Steamers are the perfect warm drink for a quiet evening by the fire.
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Gingerbread Cookie Bark
 used the Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix as the base for this cookie bark, and I was thoroughly impressed with the flavor and texture it produced. The cookie is incredibly soft, which is a perfect compliment to the hardened chocolate on top. And I loved the flavor, like a lot. As I said, gingerbread has never been my favorite.
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Last Updated on November 19, 2022

Dorothy Kern

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  1. I don’t know how I’m just now seeing this, but thanks for including my bourbon gingerbread cheesecake! I would like to try each one of these. 🙂

  2. Gingerbread alllll the things!! I’m still dying over your gingerbread twix sticks up there. NEED. Thanks for the shout out on my nutella cookies Dorothy!

  3. Love this gingerbread roundup!!! I want one of everything! Thank you so much for including me! XO

  4. I love this round up…so many great ideas for one of the season’s best flavors! We love gingerbread here…except my husband…although he seemed to be okay with pancakes…the soft molasses cookies look soooo good!