I have an interesting relationship with Gingerbread. I'm actually not even that big of a fan of the stuff, but made a batch yesterday to give as gifts (and so that my house would smell amazing). This recipe though, is easily the best I've come across, since the cookies are exceedingly warm and spicy, with that signature snap when you bite into them. I dressed mine up with some royal icing (you can see my tutorial here) and they were almost enough to make me a full fledged Gingerbread convert.
My snowflake cookie cutter is part of this wonderful set (that has different shapes for each season)