Gingerbread cookies need to be on every dinner table during December’s holiday season. They are adored by the children, especially when they get to help with the baking. Holidays are all about spending quality time with your family, so engage your loved ones into a cookie bake-off with these spectacular gingerbread cookie recipes that will make your whole house smell like Christmas!
1. Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies can be very firm or very soft, depending on your preference. If you prefer softer cookies that literally melt in your mouth as you bite into them, Bless This Mess has a recipe you’ll want to try. Sweet, soft and Christmassy – it doesn’t get any better than that!
2. White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Don’t you love it when classic recipes and desserts get a modern twist? Dipping your gingerbread cookies into white chocolate and giving them a mistletoe decoration is going to win you the title of most creative baker in the family. Send your thanks to Cooking Classy!
3. Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Whether this is your first vegan Christmas or you’ve been doing it for years, vegan cookies need to be a part of it! If you’ve wondering how to make vegan gingerbread cookies that will impress even your non-vegan family members, Pickles & Honey has a winning recipe!
4. Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
The texture of the cookie is its most important part, but it often comes down to personal preference. Maybe you don’t like the thin cookies that are gone in one bite, in which case you’ll rejoice when you try Wholefully‘s chunky and chewy gingerbread cookies!
5. Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cookies
By now you’ve already decorated your Christmas tree, so it’s time to start making the traditional smaller versions of the tree, in the form of ornaments or cookies. Stray away from the classic gingerbread man this year and make Skinny Taste‘s Christmas tree gingerbread cookies instead!
6. Classic Gingerbread Cookies
If you are very old-fashioned and a stickler for tradition, you’re going to want to stick with the classic gingerbread cookies. There are countless recipes on the internet, but Gimme Some Oven really captures the essence of gingerbread cookies that we all know and love.
7. Gooey Butter Gingerbread Cookies
Holidays are not the time to count calories or avoid certain food groups. This is the time of indulging and enjoying in the most delicious desserts this world has to offer. The gooey butter gingerbread cookies by Wicked Good Kitchen definitely made our list of tastiest treats you need to indulge in this holiday season.
8. Disneyland Gingerbread Cookies
Is your family a loyal Disneyland-goer? Your kids enjoy the magical fairytale world, you love seeing them happy and after a whole day of running around, you all sit down for their special Disneyland gingerbread cookies. If you’ve ever wished you could swipe the recipe, Babes in Disneyland did it for you!
9. Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies
Snowflakes are hard to escape in December, whether you live in a place that gets snow or not. Not only can you decorate your whole house with them to create a winter wonderland, you can also bake them in a form of gingerbread cookies. How so? Cosmo Cookie shares the recipe!
10. Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
The holidays can be a hard time for people with food allergies and intolerances, but if you know where to look for, you can find countless recipes that taste just like the regular version. We’ve decided to bring you a recipe for gluten free gingerbread cookies from Gluten Free on a Shoestring, because you shouldn’t feel left out!
11. Lattice Gingerbread Cookies
December usually awakens so much creativity in people. All of a sudden we have time for baking, testing new recipes and trying different decoration styles. We absolutely love it when a cookie has an innovative look and a familiar taste! Make Pure Wow‘s lattice gingerbread cookies to see what we’re talking about!
12. Frosted Gingerbread Cookies
Is anyone else obsessed with frosting or is that just us? Whether you’re baking muffins or a cake, frosting is usually the best part. Bring some of that frosting magic to your classic gingerbread cookies as well, following the tutorial by Baker by Nature!
Tell us in the comments which one of these gingerbread cookies is going to be on your Christmas table this year!