As the holidays approach, there’s there’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread filling the house (except maybe fresh pine, if you’re putting up a tree). And this year, choosing your gingerbread fix just got a little harder: from our rich and chewy gingerbread, to perfectly crisp gingersnaps and Belgian-style speculaas cookies, the gallery below is more than full of festive inspiration. We doubt you can choose just one:
Like a nice wine, these cookies get better as they age. The spices in Piparkakku (a Finnish version of gingersnaps) continue to develop over the course of a few days. Of course, they’re just as tasty out of the oven, so we don’t blame you if you don’t get to the three-day mark. Get our piparkakku recipe.
Watch: How to make classic gingerbread cookies