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Get Snappy with Ginger Cookies! - 12 recipes

Everyone knows the gingersnap, but ginger cookies can be so much more! There are variations that are soft, chewy or crispy. Some are sweetened with molasses and include fresh or crystallized ginger. Pick your favorite!

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By Cindy

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (24 Votes)
Gingerbread Men Cookies 1 Picture
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground gringer
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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A classic of the Christmas holiday season, these gingerbread men are just waiting to take a dip into a cold glass o

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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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Yum, these Oatmeal Gingerbread Pumpkin Cream Sandwich cookies feature both fall and winter flavors

  • 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons molasses
  • CREAMY PUMPKIN SPICE FROSTING: (store in the fridge until ready to use)
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoons softened butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
4.8/5 (4 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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Gingerbread turtle thumbprint cookies are easy to make and delicious! These cookies will have everyone coming back

  • 1 (30-ounce) roll refrigerated gingerbread cookies
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dulce de leche or caramel dessert topping
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4.4/5 (21 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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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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These are very simple cookies to make and they have the right balance of ginger and sweetness

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup raspberry jam with seeds
5/5 (1 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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What fun! Make these Gingerbread Man Cookies with the family for a festive time during the holidays! Happy Holidays

  • 4 cups flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel (optional)
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Zest of an orange
  • 1 egg
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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With white whole wheat flour and less butter used in this healthy version of gingerbread cutout cookies there is no

  • DECORATION & ICING:
  • 2 cups 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Tips)
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup canola oil or corn oil
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 1 large 1 large egg
  • Zest Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup clear or white sanding sugar (see Tips)
  • 1 cup 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon dried egg whites (see Tips)
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • “Holiday” red natural liquid dye (see Tips)
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Maple adds a gentle sweetness to these cookies, which are a little milder than traditional molasses gingerbread coo...

  • 1/2 cup (125-mL) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (125-mL) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125-mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon (15-mL) fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 1/3 cups (575-mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4 mL) ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
4/5 (3 Votes)

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