23+ Gingerbread Cookies and Desserts

These gingerbread cookies and desserts are filled with all of the right spices and everything nice.

To me, gingerbread is the most essential smell and taste of the holidays.

Yes, peppermint desserts are good too, but nothing is as comforting as the smell of warm gingerbread.

From gingerbread cookies to gingerbread cakes to gingerbread fudge and even gingerbread treats for your dog, this list of the best gingerbread cookies and desserts will give you plenty of new recipes to try.


With 9 guaranteed-delicious cookie recipes and plenty of secret baking hacks, this is your ad-free key to cookie success!

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1. Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

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A naturally gluten free recipe: cute gingerbread men cookies made with oat flour and raw brown sugar!

Healthy and delish!

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2. Gingerbread Pumpkin Cupcakes

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You will LOVE these tasty and festive Gingerbread Pumpkin Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting.

The molasses, pumpkin and wintery spices all combine to make a moist, light, fluffy and delicious holiday treat!

3. Gingerbread Fudge

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This yummy gingerbread fudge recipe combines two Christmas classics into one delicious treat.

It’s perfect for gift giving or holiday cookie trays!

4. Gingerbread Snowflakes

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Sharing the best gingerbread cookie recipe out there!

These gingerbread snowflakes are easy and delicious. You’ll love the simple royal icing recipe, too!

5. Gingerbread Truffles

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Gingerbread Truffles are spicy bite-sized confections, not really a candy and not really a cookie, made of baked gingerbread mixed with cream cheese frosting, then wrapped in a blanket of chocolate.

A drool-worthy sweet treat for holiday entertaining.

6. Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

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This Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is simply perfect for Christmas celebrations!

Easy to make and utterly delicious. Decorate with gingerbread cookies or meringue kisses.

7. Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Crispy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and healthier than your average cookie!

These chewy gluten free Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies are sure to be a holiday favorite!

8. Air Fryer Gingerbread Cookies

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This Air Fryer or Oven Gingerbread Cookies recipe is a quick and easy version of everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie!

Made with pantry staples and done in just minutes, these air fryer gingerbread man cookies will become a new family tradition.

9. Gingerbread Loaf

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This Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Icing is perfect for holiday gifts or Christmas parties!

Celebrate the season with this amazing recipe.

10. Instant Pot Gingerbread Cheesecake

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We love a nice, moist gingerbread cake!

To make it perfect for holiday celebrations, bake it into cupcake form and top with a delicious cream cheese frosting.

11. Jumbo Gingerbread Muffins

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Jumbo Gingerbread Muffins are the best Christmas muffin recipe.

They bake up to a plump, fluffy consistency, and have lots of delicious, warm spice notes.

These muffins are a fun winter treat and can be enjoyed with or without icing.

12. Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

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These Shrek-inspired gingerbread men are soft, chewy and so much fun to decorate.

They’re vegan-friendly too!

13. Spiced Pear Gingerbread

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Boldly spiced and subtly sweet, this snacking cake is perfect for afternoon tea on a chilly winter day.

14. Gingerbread Nice Cream

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Quick to make, fun to eat, a vegan holiday treat, gingerbread nice cream!

15. Caramel Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip

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Caramel Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip is the perfect easy dessert recipe to wow your holiday guests with.

This sweet dip recipe combines caramel and gingerbread flavors together in a creamy dip.

16. Gingerbread Chocolate Bark

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The easiest holiday treat—Gingerbread Chocolate Bark!

Just 5 ingredients, and ready in 15 minutes!

17. Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs

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Looking for a special holiday treat for your favorite dog?

These Gingerbread Puppuccinos with Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs will give your dog something fun to sip on while you’re enjoying all those holiday cocktails!

18. Gingerbread Edible Cookie Dough

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Looking for an awesome homemade food gift idea?

Skip the traditional Christmas cookies and try this gingerbread edible cookie dough in cute-as-can be mini mason jars.

19. Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats

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Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats are a delicious and easy recipe that can be ready in 30 minutes!

Cut into traditional squares or use a cookie cutter to make them into cute Mickey Mouse shapes.

Just like at Disneyland!

20. Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

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Super simple and fun to make, these Reindeer Cookies are made with a quick and easy spicy gingerbread cookie dough and a gingerbread man cookie cutter.

They are perfect for Christmas gifts and taste amazing too!

21. Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn

The aroma of this holiday Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn will fill your house and warm your soul.

Great for gifting for friends or chowing down on in front of your favourite Christmas movie.

22. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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These Gingerbread Whoopie Pies feature a cream cheese frosting sandwiched between two large, thick, and chewy gingerbread cookies.

These cookies are the perfect holiday treat!

23. Gingerbread House

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Make your gingerbread house and eat it too!

Put together with hot caramel and icing it’s a delicious and festive treat.

Want more Christmas dessert ideas? Check these out!

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