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Gingerbread House Cookies They Will Rave About

Gingerbread House Cookies They Will Rave About

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It’s that magical time of year where everyone starts to talk about making Gingerbread Houses. This is a fun twist on that idea — an incredibly fancy Gingerbread House cookie!


Here is what you need

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 eggs

Cookie Cutters: Circle, house, mini gingerbread man, mini reindeer

Cookie Directions:

– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth (not grainy to the touch) in a mixing bowl.

-Add eggs…Continue to mix.

-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.

-Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.

-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.

– Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed).

-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.

-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.

-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

Icing Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Icing Directions:

-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)

-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.

-Divide the icing into 5 equal bowls.

-The first bowl of icing remains light brown.

-The second bowl of icing, add several drops of purple gel food coloring. Stir to mix.

-The third bowl of icing, add several drops of  pink.

-The fourth bowl of icing remains white.

-The fifth bowl, add a few drops of flesh colored to get a light light tan color.

-Using 5 number #2 tips fitted onto piping bags, scoop some icing into each bag.

-Thin out the brown icing left in the bowl using a tsp of water

-Pipe on snow around the top of the house and fill in with white icing.

-Let sit for 30 minutes.

-pipe an edge using the brown icing around the house, mini gingerbread and reindeer.

-Fill in with the thinner brown icing.

-Let dry for 2-3 hours.

-Pipe on a white door and use the purple icing to make lines on the door.

-Use the pink to make pink heart windows and then white to make window lines.

-Make 3 dots, in different sizes above the door and pipe on squiggly lines to make “Rose” like looks.

-Decorate the mini gingerbread man and reindeer according to the picture.

-Let dry for another 3 hours

-Dip the circle cookie in thick white icing and then dip the icing covered part of the cookie in coconut flakes.

-Place gingerbread house onto the circle cookie and hold it there for 15 minutes

-Place the gingerbread man and reindeer on the cookie.

-Let dry for 2 hours.

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