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The classic molasses spiced cookie paired with icing and sweets made at Christmas. A common Christmas tradition in many homes. Learn how to make a gingerbread house. Plus seven great gingerbread recipes.
A traditional Christmas gingerbread house is made of sweet gingerbread cookie walls and roof. Sealed together with icing and decorated with candies.
On a modern twist you can find gingerbread homes made of graham crackers and sugar cookies alike.
Gingerbread is made with flour, sugar, molasses and spices. Every recipe will be slightly different including the seven amazing recipes below. We have included a Keto and gluten free gingerbread recipe because no one should be left out during the holidays.
gingerbread house ideas
Over the years I have seen big gingerbread houses, small ginger bread houses, gingerbread boats and trains. If you can cut it into a cookie and seal it with icing let creativity be your guide in your gingerbread creation.
gingerbread house kit
- Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter Kit
- Play-Doh Gingerbread Kit
- Wilton Build Your Own Mini Village Gingerbread
The next best thing to a gingerbread house is gingerbread men cookies. Granted most people will nibble at a gingerbread house but it is more for decoration. Gingerbread men are fun to decorate and delicious to eat paired with hot cocoa.
Gingerbread cookies are a timeless holiday classic. Whether you are making gingerbread men, a gingerbread train or a gingerbread truck. No matter your cookie cutter shape add some icing and sugar decorations and enjoy.
cookie decorating kit
old fashioned gingerbread house recipe
Traditional old fashioned gingerbread isn’t even a cookie its more of a cake served with whip cream and cinnamon sugar. If you are looking for an iconic traditional gingerbread cookie recipe Gimme Some Oven has a great recipe.
12 gingerbread house recipes
how to make a gingerbread house
A gingerbread house consists of walls, a roof, possibly a chimney, icing and decorations. First you will need to bake the gingerbread and cut out the cookie structure shapes.
Once the pieces of your gingerbread house are cut out you will need to assemble them using icing. Then the fun of decorating begins. Using more icing like glue you will attach candies, licorice, gum drops and peppermints to create your perfect gingerbread house.
homemade gingerbread house
Traditional homemade gingerbread house from the dough to the decorations are a family activity in some homes. Places even have gingerbread house contests. Whether you are baking your gingerbread from scratch using the twelve recipes above or purchasing a cookie decorating kit the fun is in the creativity and imagination.
best gingerbread house recipe
If you are looking for the most popular gingerbread house recipe it would have to be the Food Network gingerbread house recipe. It’s classic, easy and can be enjoyed and made by both kids and adults.
making your own gingerbread house
Making your own gingerbread cookies or house is a fun frugal family activity. If you have never made gingerbread before or question the cutting and design parts Sally’s Baking Addiction gingerbread recipe includes a video and some great baking tips.
graham cracker gingerbread house
If you don’t want to mess around baking gingerbread but still want to decorate the house and maybe sample the decorations Our Best Bites easy graham cracker gingerbread house is a great choice.
gingerbread holiday tradition
Baking and decorating a gingerbread house is a holiday tradition anyone can enjoy from children to adults.
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