Gingerbread House!!

Easy to make, very messy but so much fun. This is a recipe that the whole family can help with. It is right up there with decorating the Christmas tree. Merry Christmas!
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Ingredients:

6 Cups of All Purpose Flour

1 tsp of Baking Soda

½ tsp of Baking Powder

2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter

1 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar

4 tsp of Ground Ginger

4 tsp of Ground Cinnamon

1 ½ tsp of Salt

2 Large Eggs

1 ½ Cups of Molasses

For the Icing:

3 Egg whites

5 Cups of Powdered Sugar

How to Prepare:

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer, shape the dough as a ball then place in the fridge for one hour.

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Find a template you like to use or make your own. I made my own simple template, here are the dimensions.

For the house: (2 Roof pieces 6 1/2″ by 7″ – 2 side pieces 3″ by 5″ – Front and back 5 1/2 ” bottom, 3″ side, 7 1/2″ height- Door 1 1/2″ width and 2 1/2″ height).

For the chimney: (Front 3″ by 1″- Back 1 1/2″ by 1″ – 2 sides 2 3/4″ by 1 1/2″ by 1″).

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Roll out the dough to about a 1/4 inch thick and then cut it over your house template.

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Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Take out of the oven and let the pieces cool down.

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Prepare the royal icing by mixing  3 egg whites and 5 cups of powdered sugar.

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Let the fun begin, shape, and decorate your house.

Tip: I used some can goods and spice containers to hold the pieces at some point until the icing dried and glued the house together.

I also made some gingerbread cookies and Christmas trees to decorate around the house from the left over dough.

My work area..

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Keep holding until it dries out.
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Ladies and Gentlemen We finally finished 🙂DSC09656

The front.
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The side.DSC09672

The top.DSC09683

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The tree.DSC09690

The door.DSC09691

The window.DSC09694

The chimney.DSC09695

The back.DSC09696

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4 Responses to Gingerbread House!!

  1. Thanks for bringing back the memories of making a gingerbread house. It’s a lot of work, even with out all the prep for the great phot hournal in your post. Hopefully the reward of a quick demolition of your house makes it worth it. 🙂

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