21 Delicious Gingerbread Recipes You Need To Try!

Ah, gingerbread: the holiday staple that we begrudgingly bake every year, despite our guests’ insistence on choosing sugar cookies instead. Why are we so scared of injecting a lil’ spice into our Christmas dessert spread? Gingerbread recipes are not only nostalgic and charming, but they offer timeless, warm, wintry flavor to an otherwise basic cookie swap. And they don’t have to be rock hard. We’ll prove it with 21 gingerbread recipes or holiday recipes that will inspire you to mix up your annual menu once and for all. Make any of these amazing dessert ideas and enjoy your holidays with family and friends. 


21. Gingerbread Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

Gingerbread Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

For our Christmas Eve breakfast this year, I made these incredibly delicious baked gingerbread doughnuts. With molasses and a blend of warm spices, they have all the flavors of gingerbread cookies in a soft, fluffy baked doughnut. While the doughnuts were warm from the oven, I brushed them lightly with butter and then coated them in sparkling cinnamon sugar for a crunchy finish. You’ll love these easy-baked gingerbread recipes for a special holiday breakfast! And since they’re so quick to make, you’ll be spending less time in the kitchen, and more time with your loved ones.
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20. Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Icing

Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Icing

This mild-flavored super moist Gingerbread Cake is topped with homemade caramel icing to create an easy dessert that is perfectly delicious! I actually don’t like most gingerbread-flavored things, but this cake? It’s a totally different story! This cake is super moist, had only a mild gingerbread flavor, and combined with the caramel icing?  Well, it’s just perfectly delicious and one of the best dessert ideas ever. 
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19. Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas holiday recipes to make this season then you’ll love these Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies. Classic soft gingerbread cookies with a white chocolate center and chocolate drizzle. Serve on a holiday cookie platter this season and share with family. Holiday favorite Gingerbread Cookies with a chewy center and spiced white chocolate filling. Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies are a favorite for the holiday season and the dough couldn’t be any easier to make. 
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18. Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

These gingerbread cupcakes are the perfect dessert ideas for the Holidays! Each moist gingerbread cake is topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and adorned with a mini homemade gingerbread cookie. They’re festive, adorable, and taste so delicious. Without a doubt, this is one of the hardest recipes I’ve ever had to develop. I went through 8 different batches and each one sank right in the middle. But through a few strategic tweaks, I finally landed on the perfect gingerbread cupcake recipe. It’s one of the best gingerbread recipes ever, trust me.
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No Bake Gingerbread Cookie Truffles Recipe

If you love gingerbread cookies and quick and easy dessert ideas, look no further! These no-bake gingerbread cookie truffles have the wonderfully delicious flavor of a gingerbread cookie and the soft texture of a truffle that just melts in your mouth. But, don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you. . By the time you get done eating them, you will have wished you doubled the recipe. Yes, you can double this recipe! You can even freeze the no-bake gingersnap truffles for a month or two. Just melt the chocolate over the boiling hot water, covered those truffles, and freeze.
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16. Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Every holiday season, I always start celebrating by making spiced gingerbread men cookies because you can’t have a holiday party without these festive treats. They are pretty easy to make and it’s so much fun to decorate them with icing once they are warm out of the oven. It’s one of the most delicious and cute-looking gingerbread recipes and really fun to make. Children will especially love these types of dessert ideas. 
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Gingerbread Cookie Bars

These Gingerbread Bars are soft, chewy, and so easy to make. We love making these for holiday get-togethers and cookie trays because these holiday recipes make 24 servings! Serve these alongside a mug of hot chocolate for a cozy, festive, and tasty holiday dessert. Or try these gingerbread Cheesecake dips for another delicious gingerbread recipes.
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14. Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Maple Glaze

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Maple Glaze

Let’s make Soft Gingerbread Cookies this holiday season! Soft, pillowy gingerbread with sunken centers and slightly crisped edges, plus little nooks and crannies packed with ground ginger cinnamon spice and molasses. These are SO GOOD! The hallmark flavors of gingerbread are molasses and ginger, so once we’ve got those going on in all the right proportions, who says that gingerbread recipes can’t be a textural wonder of soft and chewy and crackly and tender-buttery-crisp all in one glorious bite? 2022 is the year to reinvent “gingerbread” into a cookie that we really, truly love.
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13. Gingerbread Cheesecake Recipe

Gingerbread Cheesecake Recipe

Rich and creamy Gingerbread Cheesecake is nestled in a crisp gingersnap crust and topped with smooth, sweet, tangy glaze before being dressed with holiday gingerbread men. This easy-to-make dessert is great for a crowd and will definitely be the highlight of the party. Creamy, light, and perfectly spiced with a crisp, sweet crust that’s just humming with snappy flavor. It’s easy to make…and completely fool-proof using just a few of my tips. So, I’m kind of a Gingerbread Cheesecake expert by now and it’s one of the best holiday recipes ever. 
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12. Gingerbread Pudding Cake 

gingerbread Pudding Cake 

Perfect for the holiday season, these Individual Gingerbread Pudding cakes are warm, spicy, and comforting. Enjoy them as individual puddings or make a big one, if you prefer. Pudding cakes are one of my favorite dessert ideas. It’s like getting two desserts in one. These have a lovely light and gingerbread spiced cake topping, with brown sugar “pudding” on the bottom. I love them with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, but vanilla ice cream is lovely, too.
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11. Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

These gingerbread cinnamon rolls are soft, fluffy, and taste just like Christmas. With hints of gingerbread flavors and festive sprinkles on top of the cream cheese frosting, you can’t help but feel nostalgic eating one, or two! Whether you are making gingerbread recipes, decorating a gingerbread house with your kids, or lighting a gingerbread scented candle – gingerbread is everywhere during the holidays! They are the perfect balance between a traditional cinnamon roll and gingerbread flavors. 
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10. Baked Frosted Gingerbread Donuts

Baked Frosted Gingerbread Donuts

These baked and Frosted Gingerbread Donuts are the perfect homemade dessert ideas. The frosting takes them over the top! The best! No frying, No mess, No oil. If you enjoy a cake-style doughnut then these Gingerbread Doughnuts are for you. It has all those yummy flavors of the holiday season and is a snap to make. They taste so good! And who doesn’t love a freshly made doughnut?! Perfect for breakfast or dessert. Satisfies the sweet tooth for sure! 
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9. Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

These Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles are made of gingerbread cookies. These truffles are perfect as a Christmas gift or on your holiday cookie basket. Warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg are the flavors of this festive season.  I am using these spices like in everything. In my cookies, cakes, hot chocolate, even in my espresso. These spices give you the real feel of the winter and you can cool completely in the freeze and serve. It’s one of the best gingerbread recipes ever I can assure you. 
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8. Delicious Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe

Delicious Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe

The classic Italian cookie gets the added flavor of gingerbread in this easy recipe. Perfect for giving and dunking in a cup of coffee! I am in full holiday baking mode. Making neighbor cookie trays is a tradition we look forward to every single year. Biscotti is the best. When you combine it with the sweet flavor of gingerbread you are left with a crunchy cookie that is packed with holiday cheer. It’s so delicious and one of the best dessert ideas you can ever get. 
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7. Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Sticky Whisky Glaze

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Sticky Whisky Glaze

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Sticky Whisky Glaze – this is bonfire night all wrapped up in one bite! This pumpkin gingerbread is the perfect afternoon treat. It makes a large batch, so it’s great to wrap in some foil and take out to bonfire night, or even to serve warm with custard when you get home. If you can’t find a canned pumpkin or don’t want to use it, you can simply leave it out and add an extra 120mls (½ cup) of milk. Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl whisk and mix with other liquid ingredients together. The whisky drizzle will still ensure you still get a lovely, tender, flavourful cake and will be one of your new favorite gingerbread recipes that no need to be baking time so much in the kitchen.
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6. Gingerbread Muffins with Vanilla Bean glaze

Gingerbread Muffins with Vanilla Bean glaze

Gingerbread muffins with vanilla bean glaze are light, airy, and fluffy with warm and fragrant festive spices of ginger and cinnamon, have a traditional dark brown color from a rich dose of molasses, and are perfectly paired with a drizzle of the best vanilla bean glaze on top(room temperature) in a separate bowl. This fun twist on classic gingerbread has all the holiday feels of hard fashioned gingerbread but turns it into a delightful breakfast or dessert that you will come back to again and again. The best part? You can be biting into one in about 30 – 35 minutes in the baking pan.
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5. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

The most incredibly light, airy, and moist gingerbread whoopie pies filled with fluffy cream cheese filling! These cookies are a must-make for the holidays. These cookies are straight heaven in your mouth. I can’t convey enough how perfect they are. The flavor, the texture…. all of it. The cookies themselves are so light, airy, moist, and not dense at all. Like little gingerbread pillows of goodness. It’s one of the best gingerbread recipes and I am sure you will love this recipe. 
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4. Chocolate Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

These chocolate gingerbread sandwich cookies combine gingerbread cookies with thick & creamy chocolate ganache. These Linzer-shaped Christmas cookies are extra flavorful, extra special, and beyond festive for the holiday season! Have you ever had the pleasure of chocolate and gingerbread in one? Forget peanut butter this season because gingerbread is chocolate’s new best bud. One of the best dessert ideas you can ever ask for! 
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3. Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe

This homemade gingerbread latte recipe is inspired by Starbucks. It is filled with sweet and spicy warming flavors – perfect for winter and served warm! Maybe you can’t get to your local Starbucks? Or maybe you just want to impress your family and friends with your barista skills. Either way, this recipe is the answer. You will be serving delicious gingerbread lattes in under 20 minutes! It’s one of my best dessert ideas and I make it whenever I get time. It’s just too delicious to resist. 
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2. Keto Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

Keto Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

This deeply spiced and moist gingerbread cake is complete with swirls of mascarpone cheese frosting and walnuts on top. A low-carb gingerbread dessert that the whole family will love! This holiday classic or holiday recipes is easy to whip up and will be a hit with your guests! This gingerbread cake has no time-of-day limitations and therefore I call it a gingerbread snack cake. The spiced cake needs more richness, but with it being the holiday season and all we thought it was only perfect to top it with a mascarpone cheese frosting! One of my best gingerbread recipes and I am sure you are gonna love it too. 
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1. Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle

Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle

This Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle is an easy no-bake holiday dessert! It has layers of thick gingerbread cookies, no-bake gingerbread cheesecake, caramel, and whipped cream. These holiday recipes are perfect for holiday parties! I used my favorite childhood gingerbread cookies in this trifle – the Little Debbie ones – and I would actually recommend using those. They are thick, puffy, and soft, making them great for a solid layer in a trifle. So what are you waiting for guys?? Make these amazing 21 gingerbread recipes and enjoy your holidays with family and friends. 
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