The Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Roundup

With the holidays around the corner we’re sure you’ve Googled “best gingerbread cookie recipe” at least once. After all, ’tis the season for all things gingerbread!

Look no further because we’ve found 25 perfectly spiced gingerbread recipes that you and your family will love. From cookies to cakes and brownies to cupcakes, we’ve got it all!

'Tis the season for gingerbread cookies! | The Dating Divas
Mom and daughter baking gingerbread cookies
Table of Contents
  1. We’ve Got the Tastiest Gingerbread Cookie Recipe You’ve Been Searching For
  2. 6 Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipes
  3. 4 Tasty Gingerbread Cakes
  4. 5 Gingerbread Bars & Brownies
  5. 3 Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipes
  6. 7 Other Delicious Gingerbread Treats

Gingerbread cookies are a holiday must! These gingerbread cookies are perfect for serving your family or delivering to your friends and neighbors.

1. Ginger Molasses Cookies (iHeartNaptime): We love the darling holly accents on these gingerbread cookies!

We are in love with these darling gingerbread cookies with holly candy! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread cookies with holly candy

2. Ginger Melted Snowman Cookies (iHeartNaptime): Stop what you are doing and check out these cookies. Aren’t they snow adorable?!

These melted snowman gingerbread cookies are so adorable! | The Dating Divas
Melted Snowman gingerbread cookies

3. Healthier Gingerbread Star Cookies (My Fussy Eater): These cookies are perfect for adding a touch of holiday glam to the treat table.

These gingerbread cookies are not only beautiful, they're also so delicious! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread Star Cookies gingerbread recipe

4. Easy Gingerbread Cookies {With Cake Mix} (Cake Whiz): A gingerbread cookie recipe involving cake mix? Talk about easy!

These gingerbread cookies are made with cake mix! Talk about easy! | The Dating Divas
Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Cake Mix

5. Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Maple Glaze (Pinch of Yum): Another elegant cookie for your holiday table.

These gingerbread cookies are dipped in a scrumptious maple glaze. Yum! | The Dating Divas
Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Maple Glaze

6. Gingerbread Butterscotch Cookies (Skip to My Lou): Gingerbread and butterscotch sounds like the perfect flavor pair!

Check out these yummy gingerbread cookies with butterscotch flavoring! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread Cookies with butterscotch

4 Tasty Gingerbread Cakes

Gingerbread flavored cake… who knew?! We can’t wait to try these delicious cake recipes!

7. Moist Gingerbread Snack Cake (Sally’s Baking Recipes): We are already drooling over this cake!

This gingerbread recipe turns into a delicious cake! | The Dating Divas
Snack Cake gingerbread recipe

8. Gingerbread Cake (Grace & Good Eats): This cake looks easy and oh-so scrumptious!

You can't go wrong with a gingerbread recipe that turns into a tasty cake! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread cake gingerbread recipe

9. Gingerbread Caramel Poke Cake (What’s Cooking, Love?): Who doesn’t love poke cake?!

A gingerbread recipe that turns into a poke cake? Yes, please! | The Dating Divas
Caramel Poke Cake gingerbread recipe

10. Gingerbread Tres Leches (Play Party Plan): A delicious gingerbread spin on a well-loved classic!

Check out this gingerbread recipe for a tasty Tres Leches cake! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread recipe for Tres Leches cake

5 Gingerbread Bars & Brownies

Brownies, blondies, and bars are all fan-favorites, but when you add a touch of gingerbread… BAM! Instant holiday dessert!

11. Gingerbread Caramel Gooey Bars (What’s Cooking, Love?): This gingerbread recipe had us at “gooey!”

This gingerbread recipe involves caramel and turns into an ooey gooey treat! | The Dating Divas
Caramel Gooey Bars gingerbread recipe

12. Gingerbread Bars (Love from the Oven): We’re fans of anything involving cream cheese frosting! Anyone else?

Check out these tasty Gingerbread Bars! The perfect gingerbread recipe for the holidays! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread Bars gingerbread recipe

13. Gingerbread Twix Blondies (Mandy’s Recipe Box): We didn’t know gingerbread Twix was a thing! Looks like we’ll need to stock up on this candy.

You are going to love this Gingerbread Twix Blondies gingerbread recipe! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread Twix Blondies gingerbread recipe

14. Gingerbread Brownies (My Fussy Eater): These brownies almost look too cute to eat! Almost.

This gingerbread recipe for brownies looks so yummy, and they turn out so cute! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread recipe for brownies

15. Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars (The Bewitchin’ Kitchen): Gingerbread and cheesecake are a match made in heaven.

You are going to love this gingerbread recipe for cheesecake bars! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread recipe for cheesecake bars

3 Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipes

Cupcakes are a trend right now, and we’ve found three drool-worthy gingerbread cupcake recipes just for you!

16. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream (Pass Your Plates): We can’t wait to try this flavor combination! A touch of spice and a hint of citrus… Yum!

This gingerbread recipe combines spice and citrus. YUM! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread cupcakes gingerbread recipe

17. Gingerbread Icebox Cupcakes (My Baking Addiction): These cupcakes will be a hit at your holiday party!

This gingerbread recipe will be a hit at your next holiday party! | The Dating Divas
Gingerbread Icebox Cupcakes gingerbread recipe

18. Gingerbread Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes (My Baking Addiction): These cupcakes would be great for making with your kids!

This Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes gingerbread recipe will be a hit with the kids! | The Dating Divas
Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes gingerbread recipe

7 Other Delicious Gingerbread Treats

Now that you have mouth-watering recipes for cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, check out these other holiday gingerbread treats!

19. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies (Sally’s Baking Recipes): Whoopie! These look delish!

20. Gingerbread Pecan Snowballs (Love Bakes Good Cakes): These are the kind of snowballs that you should most definitely eat!

21. Gingerbread Loaf Recipe (Glorious Treats): We know your neighbors would love receiving this tasty treat!

22. Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls (Love from the Oven): Perfect for a holiday breakfast!

23. Gingerbread Man Truffles (Hungry Happenings): It’s going to be hard to not play with your food!

24. Easy Gingerbread Trifle (Tatertots and Jello): This gingerbread recipe is perfect for sharing!

25. Gingerbread Pancake Recipe (Skip to My Lou): Another awesome breakfast idea for the holidays!

You now have plenty of delicious gingerbread recipes to last you all season long, right?! However, there is one thing the list above is lacking and that is gingerbread houses…

Don’t worry, we have you covered! Check out this Gingerbread House Party group date. We’re sure you’re going to love it. What a great way to celebrate the holidays with friends!


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I am an avid DIY'er, a Disney lover, and an amateur foodie! Chips & salsa, chocolate, and Diet Dr. Pepper are a few of my favorite things. I'm married to my best friend who is literally my Prince Charming, and I'm a mommy to three darling kiddos! You'll often find me in the kitchen baking something chocolatey, or snuggled up on the couch listening to a good book or true crime podcast.

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