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Gingerbread cookies and houses are a classic for the holidays! Decorating them is always fun! We have a big variety of gingerbread recipes that are perfect for the holidays.

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By sandiB2010

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (17 Votes)
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Servings 12
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 60

  • PAM® Baking Spray
  • 2 3/4 cups sifted Ultragrain® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 cup Pure Wesson® Vegetable Oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • Reddi-wip® Original Dairy Whipped Topping

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Traditional gingerbread cake, dusted with confectioners sugar and garnished with whipped cream

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Scalloped Wreath Gingerbread Cookies are a delicious and decorative addition to any holiday dessert table

  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe Royal Icing
  • Green food coloring
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, about 4-1/4 cups
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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This spicy confection is topped with a rich cream cheese frosting

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, about 6.75-ounces
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened, about 2-ounces
  • 1/4 cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened, about 2-ounces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon curd
4.5/5 (28 Votes)

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Gingerbread cookies are a classic that almost everyone loves! But adding white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 (1 1/2-sticks) cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 60 white and milk chocolate swirled kiss-shaped candies
4.6/5 (55 Votes)

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My whole family loves these Gingerbread Cookies! As they bake, your home will fill with enticing, mouth watering ar...

  • DOUGH:
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 lb unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar or 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • ICING:
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 drop lemon juice or 1 drop vinegar
  • Food coloring, if desired
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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What do you get when you turn a gingerbread man upside down? A reindeer! These are really fun to make with the kidd

  • Gingerbread man cookies
  • Any prepared cookie icing for decorating
4.5/5 (68 Votes)

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This Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread recipe combines pears and nutmeg for a truly tasty treat

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 Anjou pear or 3 Seckel pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional
4.6/5 (49 Votes)

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Butterscotch pudding mix adds a new sweet flavor to classic gingerbread cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (3.5-ounce) packages cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bakinq powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.5/5 (52 Votes)

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Change it up this holiday season and make this delicious Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

  • 2 packages (14-1/2 ounces each) gingerbread cake mix
  • 1 package (4.6-ounces) vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (29-ounces) can solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (12 ounces) carton frozen
  • Whipped topping, thawed, divided
4.5/5 (56 Votes)

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You'll swear that Grandma is in the kitchen when you catch the aroma of molasses, ginger and other spices wafting t

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (for rolling cookies)
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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What a wonderful, easy to make Gingerbread Cutouts

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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The ideal gingerbread cookie recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Decorating icing, nonpareils, red-hot candies or candies of your choice, optional
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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Clear, easy-to-follow instructions for the making and construction of your perfect Christmas gingerbread house

  • DOUGH:
  • 3/4 cup 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 large 1 large egg
  • 5 cups 5 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CONSTRUCTION ICING:
  • 3 large 3 large egg whites*
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 cups 4 cups (1 pound) unsifted confectioners' sugar
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Peppermint oil, lemon extract, vanilla extract, or the flavor of your choice, optional, to taste
  • Or substitute 1/4 cup meringue powder combined with 1/2 cup cold water.
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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Lebkuchen German soft gingerbread cookies are little balls of deliciousness! They are like little bombs of ginger e

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
4.7/5 (19 Votes)

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We enjoy this every year for the holidays! If you're a fan of gingerbread and pumpkin then this spiced Pumpkin Gin

  • ICING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 (15-ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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