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RECIPE
14 INGREDIENTS 9 STEPS 1hr 35min

Christmas Gingerbread House

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A simple recipe for the classic holiday treat! I can already smell Granny's kitchen. Use your favorite festive candy to decorate.
Christmas Gingerbread House Recipe | SideChef
A simple recipe for the classic holiday treat! I can already smell Granny's kitchen. Use your favorite festive candy to decorate.
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Ingredients

Servings
12
US / METRIC

Gingerbread House

1 tsp
Baking Soda
1 tsp
1 tsp
Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp
Ground Cloves
1/2 Tbsp
Ground Cinnamon
1 cup
1 1/4 cups
Blackstrap Molasses

Frosting

3 Tbsp
Meringue Powder
or Dried Egg Whites
1 pckg
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1/3 cup
Hot Water
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
826
FAT
17.8 g
PROTEIN
8.9 g
CARBS
158.0 g

Author's Notes

It takes about 2-3 batches of the icing to frost one regular house. To make the house, I look at book designs, I copy my pattern, then cut the pattern out, make the dough and roll out and cut out pieces: 2 roof sides, back, front, 2 sides. Then bake the dough, collect my candy, make a batch of icing and assemble.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Mix together All-Purpose Flour (5 1/2 cups) , Baking Soda (1 tsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , Ground Nutmeg (1 tsp) , Ground Cloves (1 tsp) , Ground Cinnamon (1/2 Tbsp) , and Ground Ginger (1/2 Tbsp) .
Step 2
Melt Butter (1 cup) in a small saucepot over low heat, then add Granulated Sugar (1 cup) and Blackstrap Molasses (1 1/4 cups) . Stir until combined then turn off the heat.
Step 3
Once the mixture has cooled, add the Large Eggs (2) . Stir until combined and add to the dry flour mixture.
Step 4
Mix in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment until a ball forms. Wrap in 2 individual packages, place in the refrigerate for one hour.
Step 5
Roll out on a flour dusted parchment paper.
Step 6
Cut out into desired shapes.
Step 7
Baking depends on if they are for eating or building. For just eating, bake about 15 minutes at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). If you want to build a house, you'll need to bake them for 25 minutes for a harder cookie.
Step 8
To make the icing, place Meringue Powder (3 Tbsp) , Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 pckg) and Water (1/3 cup) in a standing mixer with whisk attachment and beat for about 12 minutes, until light and fluffy.
Step 9
Decorate and enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
826
% Daily Value*
Fat
17.8 g
23%
Saturated Fat
10.5 g
52%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
78.2 mg
26%
Carbohydrates
158.0 g
57%
Fiber
1.8 g
6%
Sugars
106.3 g
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Protein
8.9 g
18%
Sodium
357.5 mg
16%
Vitamin D
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Calcium
188.1 mg
14%
Iron
8.6 mg
48%
Potassium
562.7 mg
12%
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