I know, that

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

is correct. But I am not sure, if this holds also for other verbs?

So is

I am looking forward to taste your cookies.

or is

I am looking forward to tasting your cookies.



It is indeed. In each case, you need an object, so you need a noun or noun phrase:

I am looking forward to the holidays.

So in order to make a verb serve you must use the gerund.

I am looking forward to taking some time off.

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    All complement clauses (that-clauses, wh-clauses, infinitive causes, and gerund clauses) are noun phrases. It happens that look forward to requires a gerund clause and does not allow any of the others. Every predicate has its own individual settings. – John Lawler Sep 17 '13 at 20:35

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