Christmas Gingerbread Houses

Christmas Gingerbread Houses

Christmas Gingerbread Houses

My daughter Courtney and I decided to give gingerbread houses a try this year.  This one is her creation and . . .

Christmas Gingerbread Houses

Christmas Gingerbread Houses

this one is mine.  Not perfect but not bad either.

The reason we decided to give it a go was because I just recently got some Cookie House Molds from Pampered Chef.

Pampered Chef Cookie House Molds

Pampered Chef Cookie House Molds

These bad boys made it so easy to make the houses.  It came with both a gingerbread recipe and a royal icing recipe which were both very easy to make and then I had a bunch of Christmas sprinkles so we didn’t bother getting any candy.

I also got the Pampered Chef Christmas Cookie Mold

Christmas Cookie Mold

Christmas Cookie Mold

and made a batch of those which mostly got eaten but we did use the Christmas trees, a snowman, a chimney and the wreaths on our houses.

The best part was the fun we had together making them!

Gingerbread House Dough

1 (16 oz) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough

3/4 cup flour

2 tablespoons molasses

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/8 teaspoon cloves

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Brush molds with oil.

2  Using a mixer, combine all ingredients.  Press dough into molds.

3  Place molds on cookie sheets and bake 25 minutes until cookies are light, golden brown.  Allow to cool in molds 12 minutes.  Cool completely before assembling.

Royal Icing

4 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons meringue powder (you can get this at a craft store or Walmart)

1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

6 – 7 tablespoons water

1  Combine all ingredients in mixer bowl and beat on medium for 5 – 7 minutes or until icing is glossy and holds peaks.  Keep covered with a damp towel as icing dries out quickly.

2  Fill piping bag fitted with small round tip with icing and assemble houses.

I doubled the gingerbread recipe and it filled the house molds twice and the cookie mold once.  I did not double the icing recipe but still had plenty.

recipe from Pampered Chef 

 

3 thoughts on “Christmas Gingerbread Houses

  1. Perfect Timing! Amelia and I were going to make a gingerbread house together. This looks like a good recipe. Do you think we can cut our own house shapes? How big are the houses?Thanks for the great idea!

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