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11 Borderline Genius Tips For Making A Gingerbread House

The smell of gingerbread and the activity of decorating with sweets are both Christmas staples, but many people think making a gingerbread house from scratch is just too much bother for something that might turn out to be a disaster. You just don't know the tricks and tips! Those who've done it have developed some ways to make building a house of cookie dough much more foolproof. Learn how to get your lines straight, keep your walls from falling in, and even make stained glass windows…

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Make delicious Edible Gingerbread House from Scratch. Follow my tips and tricks on how to bake and build a gingerbread house. [Video]

1 · 18 minutes · Makes about 24 medium size cookies. Popular for holidays and year-round. Makes 1 standard-size gingerbread house, ( about 6-inch tall, 5-inch long, 5.5-inch wide)This recipe can also be used to make delicious edible gingerbread houses. Check notes.


  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tsp Lemon
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Eggs, whole
  • 3 tbsp Honey
Baking & Spices
  • 2 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1 1/3 g Powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Star anise, ground
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp Butter
The Ultimate Gingerbread Houses! Free Template and Recipe • Tessie Fay

For the past 15 years or so, our family has been making gingerbread houses every Christmas. It is one of our favorite family traditions and leaves our house smelling amazing for weeks afterward.

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