22 Gingerbread Cookies to Spice Up Your Holidays

These sweets are as cute as they are delicious.

gingerbread cookies
Kate Sears

If you're looking for creative ways to bake everyone's favorite Christmas cookie, you've come to the right place. These sweet and spicy treats will warm your heart all season long. Add some festive festive cakes to your dessert table for an irresistible spread.

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gingerbread cookies tree
Steve Giralt
Gingerbread Cookies

These spiced cookies taste so good that you won't be too sad to see your display disappear within seconds. Consider it compliments to the chef.

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gingerbread recipe Gingerbread Polar Bears and Frosted Stars
Kate Sears
Gingerbread Polar Bears and Frosted Stars

Instead of gingerbread men, make polar bears complete with a fluffy white shredded coconut fur this Christmas.

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gingerbread recipe chocolate gingerbread men
Con Poulos
Chocolate Gingerbread Snow Angels

This one's for the chocolate lovers! Add some cocoa to your favorite Christmas gingerbread cookie for a rich, chocolaty flavor.

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Gingerbread Cookies S'mores
ETHAN CALABRESE
S'mores Gingerbread Cookie Cups

Combine gooey marshmallow cream, chocolate chips, and spicy gingerbread cookie dough to make these mouthwatering treats.

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Bars
LINDSAY CONCHAR
Caramel-Gingerbread Cookie Bars

We're drooling over these beauties. Decorate them with mini gingerbread men sprinkles for a clever touch.

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What you'll need: Gingerbread Men Confetti Sprinkles ($8, )

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Gingerbread Cookies Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Cups
Delish
Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Cups

Taking a bite into these cookie cups will fill your mouth with flavors of sugary caramel, spicy cinnamon, and creamy vanilla.

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cookies
Courtesy of Wicked Good Kitchen
Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cookies

Take a bite into these light and moist cookies and your tastebuds will enjoy hints of traditional holiday spices like ginger and cinnamon.

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What you'll need: Murenking Stand Mixer ($80, )

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Drop Cookies
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Soft Gingerbread Drop Cookies

Instead of adding it to you usual red velvet cupcakes, put cream cheese frosting on top of soft gingerbread cookies for a creamy, rich flavor.

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What you'll need: AmazonBasics Nonstick Half Baking Sheet ($16, )

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Gingerbread Cookies Polish Gingerbread Cookies
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Polish Gingerbread Cookies

Swapping molasses with a sticky sweet substitute, these Polish cookies are unique, simple, and oh so delicious.

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What you'll need: Checkered Chef Stainless Steel Cooking Rack ($11, )

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Gingerbread Cookies Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies
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Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies

These competition winning cookies call for orange juice to create maximum bursts of gingerbread flavor.

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Gingerbread Cookies Raw Gingerbread Cookies
Courtesy of The Healthy Maven
Raw Gingerbread Cookies

Made from dates, nuts, and oats, these flavorful cookies are no-bake. Instead, freeze them for 15 minutes and munch away.

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What you'll need: Pro Chef Kitchen Tools Stainless Steel Mi Bowl ($9, )

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Oatmeal Cream Pies
Courtesy of Baker by Nature
Gingerbread Oatmeal Cream Pies

Filled with marshmallow cream, this unique oatmeal gingerbread mix is too sweet to pass up.

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Magic Cookies
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Gingerbread Magic Cookies

Combine gingerbread crust with white chocolate and cinnamon chips to create these magical bars, topped with crunchy pecans and tasty coconut.

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What you'll need: LivingKit Knife Set ($27, )

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Brownie Recipe
Courtesy of I Heart Eating
Gingerbread Brownie Recipe

Go a different route with gingerbread infused brownies. Rich, soft, and chewy, there's no turning back after one.

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What you'll need: Pyrex Glass Baking Dish Set of 2 ($20, )

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Gingerbread Cookies Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies
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Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies get a unique twist: caramel oozing between the dough.

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Gingerbread Cookies Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Courtesy of Nerdy Mamma
Soft Gingerbread Men

Dip these bad boys into hot chocolate for a satisfying mix of gingerbread and chocolate.

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookie Cups
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Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Use gingerbread cookies as a base for brown spiced cheesecake. Then place mini frosted gingerbread cookies in the center for adorable decor!

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Biscotti
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Gingerbread Biscotti

Make these elegant gingerbread cookies to show off for guests at your next holiday rendezvous.

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Gingerbread Cookies Gingerbread Bars
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Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, these decadent gingerbread flavored cookie bars will bring the Christmas spirit this season.

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Gingerbread Cookies The Best Gingerbread Cookies
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The Best Gingerbread Cookies

With just 10 ingredients, this version of a holiday essential will be an easy treat to whip up.

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Gingerbread Cookies
Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
Gingerbread Cookies

In different shapes and sizes, these simple vanilla-frosted gingerbread cookies are so much fun.

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Gingerbread Cookies The Best Soft Gingerbreads
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The Best Soft Gingerbreads

Top these cookies with an extra dash of sugar to make them even sweeter post baking.

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Gingerbread Cookies
Courtesy of Belle Vie
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