Gingerbread Houses – A Holiday Family Favorite!

Some You Can Eat, Some You Can’t, But All Are Festive and Fun!

Gingerbread houses are a time honored tradition in many households. Many families build these holiday beauties every year, enjoying the time spent together and the festive result, making it the center of their holiday decor. gingerbread houses look beautiful on a sideboard, or buffet. They also make a gorgeous centerpiece for a Christmas feast.

If you don’t want to build a gingerbread house every year, a great solution is to buy a ceramic or polymer house that will last beautifully from year to year. Sometimes it is hard to tell the edible gingerbread houses from the gingerbread house decor here, so be careful to check the description so you know what you are purchasing!

They all look so good. You may see a decorative Gingerbread House that you could replicate with your own Gingerbread House building kit!

Give it a try! It will be fun!

Make Your Own Gingerbread House with These Cookie Cutters

Make your own gingerbread dough, cut out your house parts and bake. Now you have all you need to make your own gingerbread house! Choose your own floor plan, roof line and cut out windows. What you need now is something to put your pieces together!

Wilton 3 Piece Gingerbread House Metal Cookie CuttersFox Run Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter Bake Set

If You Want To Make Your Own Gingerbread Building Pieces

Here’s Your Gingerbread Recipe!

Gingerbread house dough needs to be firm with no leaveners so it will bake flat and make good building blocks for your house.

Ingredients:

2 cups corn syrup (light or dark)
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cups margarine
9 cups general purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt
In a saucepan over low heat melt the margarine, add corn syrup, spices and brown sugar and stir until combined and smooth
Remove from heat and add to flour and salt mixture and let cool till you can manipulate with your hands, then combline and manipulate till the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl
Wrap the dough in a dishtowel and let it sit for 30 minutes
Roll out to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface and cut out your pieces
Spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray and transfer the pieces to it
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until pieces are browned and hard to the touch
Remove from oven and let cool completely before you touch them, then remove from the cookie sheet.
I usually wait till the next day to build my gingerbread house to let the pieces firm up.

Gingerbread House Kits

Everything You Need!

These kits are perfect for the first time builder, they have all the things you need to create the perfect gingerbread house. They are also good for those that don’t have the time to bake and shop for all the little decorations to make a beautiful house.

Wilton Pre-Baked Gingerbread House KitDeluxe Gingerbread House KitWilton Mini Village GingerbreadWonka Gingerbread House Kit

Icing Recipe to Bring Your House Together

The icing needed to put together a gingerbread house is thicker and stiffer than most. While you are using it, it needs to be stirred frequently.

Ingredients:

3 egg whites only
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 5 minutes.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes..

Not Up For Making a Gingerbread House?

Here Are Some Other Gingerbread Items You Can Make!

If building a gingerbread house is not for you, how about a train? Or a tree? How about a gingerbread man family? These kits are great for giving you exactly what you need to make whatever you please!

Create A Treat Create-a-Treat Gingerbread Ginger Bread Train KitWilton Pre-baked Gingerbread Tree KitWilton Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Kit 31 OZ

In the Mood for Decorating Something Different?

How about Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

This is something fun and new! Ugly Christmas swetaters are all the rage! They have parties to wear them, they have t shirts that mock them…….now they have cookies to decorate like them! Fun for kids and adults alike!

In The Mix Cookie Kit, Ugly Sweater, 11.5 Ounce

Gingerbread Houses That Last from Year to Year

A Family Keepsake

These lovely houses are perfect decorations for not only Christmas, but for winter. They can be brought out well before you usually put up the Christmas Decorations. Enjoy these festive pieces on Thankgiving and keep enjoying them through January and February.

Kurt Adler Clay Dough LED Gingerbread House, 13.5-InchKurt Adler Clay-Dough Gingerbread Inn with C7 Bulb, 13-InchWhimsical Polymer Clay Gingerbread House That Lights Up Christmas Holiday DecorSet of 3 Clay Gingerbread House Christmas Tree Ornaments that Lights upRAZ Imports – Multicolored Gingerbread House 8Santa and a Snowman at Gingerbread Houses Set of 2 Tall HousesPersonalized Gingerbread House OrnamentRAZ Imports – Christmas Village – Multicolored 2 Story 13

Want to Decorate a Gingerbread House Without the Mess?

We Have an App for That! Decorate Gingerbread on Your Phone or Tablet

Includes a huge amount of gingerbread items to decorate including Cottages, Mansions, Large Houses, Christmas Trees, and even the Classic Gingerbread Man himself! Also has wide variety of toppings like candy, gum drops, licorice wheels, jelly beans, sugary treats, desserts, chocolate, mints, candy, sprinkles, and more. Save your creations to a gallery to share with everyone whenever you want!

Gingerbread House: Make & Decorate!

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve always wanted to make a gingerbread house, I find them delightful for the eyes! Since I’m a bad cook – I could burn food without fire – I’d opt for those gingerbread houses in kits. And even more, I just found out that there’s a Christmas train kit available. The Christmas train lover that I am would be sooooooooooooooo happy with a couple of these food craft sets!

  2. Gypzeerose

    I think gingerbread houses make the holidays last for more than just one day. You have given us a lot of beautiful ones to think about, making one from scratch using the kit you provided is a lovely idea – and thanks for the gingerbread house recipe! I also liked the Multicolored 2 Story 13″ Gingerbread House and Christmas Village.

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