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These Aren't Your Grandma's Gingerbread Cookie Recipes

Is there any other cookie that screams Christmas time more than the classic gingerbread? We don't think so.

Made with sugar, spice, and everything nice, there's not a single soul who can turn down a gingerbread cookie in any form.

We don't believe it's the holidays unless you make some of your very own, so we went ahead and rounded up some recipes for you to choose from.

We must warn you that these aren't your average, run-of-the-mill gingerbread cookie recipes. These are a unique twist on a classic.

Check all the recipes out below!

1. Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Tree

via Sugar Hero

Check out the full recipe from Sugar Hero here!

This towering gingerbread cookie tree will win over holiday guests and Santa alike. Though it looks incredibly detailed and intricate, it's not too difficult to make. Plus, this is one of those recipes where the more cooks in the kitchen, the better.

2. Frosted Gingerbread Cookies

via Baker by Nature

Check out the full recipe from Baker by Nature here!

We're pretty big fans of frosted cookies, especially frosted gingerbread cookies. The spicy, sweet cookie is made more tantalizing with an extra amount of cream cheese frosting in this recipe.

3. Chocolate-Dipped Gingerbread Cookies

via Liv for Cake

Check out the full recipe from Liv for Cake here!

You can never have too much chocolate around the holidays, so update your go-to gingerbread cookie recipe with these decadent chocolate-dipped ones.

4. Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies

via Skinny Taste

Check out the full recipe from Skinny Taste here!

Who says gingerbread cookies need to be shaped like men? Not us, and not this recipe. Really dive into the Christmas spirit with these tree-shaped cookies.

5. Gingerbread Cookie Bites

via Butter With a Side of Bread

Check out the full recipe from Butter With a Side of Bread here!

Looking for a gingerbread cookie recipe that's easier to make than most? This one is right up your alley. Whipping up these chewy, bite-sized treats is easier than unwrapping a present on Christmas morning.

6. Star Wars Gingerbread Men

via Bake Love Give

Check out the full recipe from Bake Love Give here!

The force is strong in these Star Wars-inspired cookies. The question is, will you theme them around the Light Side or Dark Side?

7. Spiced Gingerbread Bars

via Yellow Bliss Road

Check out the full recipe from Yellow Bliss Road here!

Don't feel like making cookies? Opt for these spiced gingerbread bars instead. They're easier to make than a cookie and will surely stand out from all the other desserts at the holiday party.

8. Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

via My Heavenly Recipes

Check out the full recipe from My Heavenly Recipes here!

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a kiss under the mistletoe, but with this recipe, you can at least receive a gingerbread kiss. And isn't that all that matters?

9. Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

via Swanky Recipes

Check out the full recipe from Swanky Recipes here!

We've always been a sucker for thumbprint cookies, so we had to include this gingerbread take on the classic. You won't taste a sweeter dessert in your life.

10. Mushroom-Shaped Gingerbread Cookies

via Twigg Studios

Check out the full recipe from Twigg Studios here!

Apparently a popular German take on a gingerbread cookie, these mushroom-shaped bites will surely throw everyone for a loop. If you really want to cause some havoc during the holidays, you should absolutely make these.

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