While you’re thinking of the perfect turkey treat for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to include desserts for Thursday’s menu. Why not bake some gingerbread cookies for the family? Gingerbread cookies are not only delicious to eat, you can also use them as decorations.

We’ve listed 5 best gingerbread cookies recipes for you.

1. Soft Gingerbread Cookies

AllRecipes mentioned that these soft gingerbread cookies are delicious and warm to eat during the winter season.

What You’ll Need: molasses, brown sugar, water, butter, all-purpose flour, baking soda, allspice, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.

Follow the complete directions here for the mixture. Afterwards, you can roll the dough and then cut it into your desired shapes.

🎅🏼🎄❄️✨ #christmas #gingerbread #sunday #cozy #newblogpost #moreontheblog #linkinbio

A photo posted by Malin Dahl (@malin_dahl) on

2. Gingerbread Snowflakes

MarthaStewart.com listed this recipe as “prettier than the usual gingerbread man.” Each cookie with royal icing atop measures seven inches and is good for sharing.

What You’ll Need: all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, unsalted butter, dark-brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, coarse salt, eggs, and unsulfured molasses. For the royal icing, prepare fine sanding sugar.

Visit this link for complete recipe.

3. Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

As mentioned on FoodandWine, this recipe combines chocolate with spicy gingerbread. Also, the dough is “easy to work with.”

What You’ll Need: all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, salt, unsalted butter, vegetable shortening, dark brown sugar, egg, molasses, and bittersweet chocolate. For the icing, you need to prepare confectioners’ sugar, egg white, and fresh lemon juice.

Out of this cookie recipe, you can serve about 40 large cookies. Check out the full recipe here.

4. Grain-free, No-bake Gingerbread Cookie Balls

If you have no time to bake any gingerbread cookies, don’t fret because this recipe won’t require you to bake.

What You’ll Need: raw organic almonds (walnuts or pecans can be used), Medjool dates, blackstrap molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and sea salt. For rolling, you’ll need shredded unsweetened coconut.

Follow the directions of the recipe here. After you’ve created the cookie balls, roll them on the shredded coconut. Store them in the fridge afterwards.

5. Gingerbread Cookie Cottage

According to BBC Good Food, preparation time for this recipe is only 30 min. This recipe will surely delight both kids and adults!

What You’ll Need: self-raising flour, ginger, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar, black treacle and eggs. To decorate the cookie cottage, you’ll need white icing, flake bars, mini marshmallows, sweets (chocolate buttons, etc.) and a silver cake board.

Click on this link to view complete recipe.

Don’t forget that you can always experiment on gingerbread cookies!