These Gingerbread Recipes are a family favorite with the brown sugar, molasses and ground ginger making the house smell like a bakery in winter.
Whether your’e entertaining for the holidays or headed to a cookie exchange party, you’ll definitely want to peruse these recipes for just the perfect treat.
If you need a little help getting started and haven’t done a whole lotta baking before, I do have some helpful tips for choosing the best cookie sheet. I come back to these every time I feel like I need to replace my baking sheet, honestly.
Now, on to our recipes!
Because, seriously, I really want some gingerbread now. Like, I made some the other day, but the kids, well, they do that drive-by-snacking thing that a) drives me nuts and b) disappears all the yummiest stuff in seconds flat.
So, I’m ready for another batch of gingerbread. Cookies, cakes, muffins, you name it, I’m ready.
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Reminder, not all ingredients for all of the Gingerbread Recipes are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
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20+ Gingerbread Recipes
Where are the recipes, you might ask….well, just keep scrolling because here we are!
Tips for Making Gingerbread:
Make sure to follow the recipe. Gingerbread isn’t a super-finicky thing to make, but let’s be very clear: It’s still a bread.
And, as with all breads, you do have to make sure to follow the directions. If it says to use hot water, don’t use lukewarm water–make sure it’s hot, but not boiling water, just hot.
The same goes with the spices. To make the traditional ginger-flavor you’re looking for with a gingerbread recipe, you really need to make sure you’re measuring your spices correctly. Do not just “put a dash” or you’ll be throwing out your gingerbread cookies in a heartbeat.
If you can, absolutely serve warm. Gingerbread warm is an absolutely huge treat. Gingerbread cake and iced gingerbread cookies may not be able to be served warm, but if you can….oooohhh…
Here’s some additional tips I like to make gingerbread by:
- If the recipe calls for a toothpick inserted in the center to come out clean, do not pull the gingerbread out to check it–do it in the oven, if possible because the gingerbread will fall.
- Prep your baking sheets with parchment paper unless the recipe calls for it. If you use cooking spray when it’s not called for, you could easily burn the edges of your winter treat.
- Same goes with butter–don’t use margarine, if it calls for butter. And don’t let the butter melt if it calls for room temperature butter, because the butter actually helps the baked good retain it’s shape.
- Don’t put your gingerbread into the oven early! Let the oven preheat completely before you put it in the prepared pan and bake it. If the recipe calls for you to preheat oven to 350 degrees, the oven itself can get much hotter than that while it’s getting to that temperature, so it could burn or simply melt your recipe.
- Top all gingerbread treats with whipped cream. It is a law.
Best Cookie Recipes:
Once you make your Gingerbread Recipe, you’ll see just how fun it is to make a great cookie–and how fast they can really come together. I love cookies and some of my very favorite are listed here so you can fall in love with them, too.
If you're excited and ready for that tasty gingerbread flavor, you're going to love these easy gingerbread recipes!
You'll love the layers of the cake recipe! So sweet and delicious!
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
Homemade whoopie pies are literally the best. So soft, moist, and full of delicious cream in the center!
These hot cocoa bombs are the best!
Soft Gingerbread Cookies that Don’t Spread
Who here loves soft gingerbread cookies? If you like your cookies to melt in your mouth, this simple cookie recipe is right up your alley.
Cut yourself a piece of this tasty gingerbread loaf. It really is a great starter to the morning or a tasty way to end the day.
Easiest Ever Reindeer Cookies
These literally might be the easiest cookies, ever. And since they look like a reindeer and taste like gingerbread cookies, you know that you're in for a treat!
Easy Gingerbread Kiss Cookies
Kiss cookies are the best! The taste of that chocolate kiss goes perfectly with the gingerbread cookie.
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting
You can't go wrong with frosting and gingerbread cupcakes. So good, you just might not want to share.
Apple Gingerbread Muffins
Did you know that apple and gingerbread are quite the perfect combination? One bite of these muffins and you're going to be hooked.
Gingerbread Cake with Homemade Butter Rum Toffee Sauce
Calling all cake lovers! The butter rum toffee sauce really sets this homemade cake over the edge!
Easy Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Get your thumbs ready...because these simple cookies are perfect for grabbing and enjoying every time you walk by the plate.
Traditional Gingerbread Recipe
This cake recipe is certain to give you that traditional gingerbread taste. No frills but TONS of awesome flavor.
Gingerbread Bundt Cake
This bundt cake is the best! Not only is it beautiful to look at but it takes awesome, too!
Apple Gingerbread Cakelets
Check out this recipe! Another great example of how gingerbread and apple really are meant to be.
Gingerbread Mug Cake with Caramel Syrup
When's the last time you make your dessert in a mug? This simple mug cake recipe is perfection in a cup!
Gingerbread Turtle Cookies
OMG, these cookies are literally to die for. Packed with that caramel flavor and chocolate drizzle, you're not going to be able to stop at just one.
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
These chewy cookies are certain to be a treat! Don't forget to grab one for each hand.
No Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake
When you don't have to bake your cheesecake recipe, you know it's going to be a hit!
Gingerbread Chocolate Log
This gingerbread log is a great dessert for any time of the year. Just roll, bake, and serve!
Gingerbread Quinoa Coffee Cake
Coffee cake is the best and this simple recipe is no different. Fill up your coffee cup and enjoy with a slice of this tasty cake.
No-Bake Gingerbread Buche de Noel
Talk about a true treat for your tastebuds. This recipe might be something you've never tried before, but once you do, you're going to make it over and over again.
Gingerbread Scones Recipe
Scones are the best! Put on the tea kettle and get ready to enjoy a nice afternoon of snacking, sipping, and fun.
Classic Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies (Vegan)
Check out these vegan, gluten-free gingerbread cookies! They have great flavor, too!
Soft Gingerbread Cookies
You're not going to find any softer cookies than this simple recipe. They just might melt in your mouth.
These simple muffins will have you looking forward to your next one. So easy, tasty, and packed full of flavor.
Gingerbread Holly Cookies
Get ready for the Christmas treats! The ease of this simple cookie recipe will have you hooked!