Gingerbread House

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By Sneji
November 28, 2020

The Gingerbread House is one of the symbols of the approaching Christmas. The aroma of cinnamon, molasses and ginger wafts through the house. The cookies are crunchy and delicious and everyone loves them.

I used homemade royal icing, but you can buy it ready-made. Improvise with the decoration. You will be satisfied with the end result. You can also improvise with the size. From this dough, I made this house and a candle lantern. You can make a house and cut out Christmas cookies, which you can then decorate.

Here are some other recipes for Cakes :

Christmas Star Tree

Very easy and delicious cookies. The taste is vanilla and orange. It is easy to work with the dough and different figures can be cut effortlessly. I decided to make a Christmas tree because these cookies are perfect shape for this type of idea. They do not break when moved.

Christmas Cookie Houses

An easy and very tasty cookie recipe that any child can prepare and any mom can easily bake in the oven. For the decoration, you can let loose your imagination and dive into the spirit of Christmas.

Gingerbread House

Ingredients

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup molasses

Royal Icing

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • water as needed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • Melt the shortening in a greased pot over medium heat. Add the molasses and sugar, bring to a boil, then take off the heat.
  • Gradually stir in 4-5 cups of the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time.
  • Make sure to fully incorporate each portion before adding more.
  • Once the flour is incorporated, cut the dough into 2 portions.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the larger piece of dough. Using a house template cut the pieces.
  • Pictured above are my templates. You can print them.
  • Set the smaller pieces of dough in the pot, cover with plastic wrap and put the lid on. You can work with the dough while it’s warm as it tends to harden at room temperature. If it harden, simply microwave for about 15-20 seconds. The dough will still be warm, but it won’t be hot.
  • Bake the gingerbread house pieces for 12-15 minutes, until they have hardened and baked through.
  • Let cool completely.

Make the royal icing

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric hand mixer until frothy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the icing is smooth and thick.
  • The icing has to be very thick as it is used for gluing the house together.
  • For decorating add about 1 tsp of water at a time to the icing to make it thin according to your preference.

Bon Appétit!

Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House is one of the symbols of the approaching Christmas. The aroma of cinnamon, molasses and ginger wafts through the house. The cookies are crunchy and delicious and everyone loves them.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Декорация 1 hour

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup molasses

Royal Icing

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • water as needed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • Melt the shortening in a greased pot over medium heat. Add the molasses and sugar, bring to a boil, then take off the heat.
  • Gradually stir in 4-5 cups of the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time.
  • Make sure to fully incorporate each portion before adding more.
  • Once the flour is incorporated, cut the dough into 2 portions.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the larger piece of dough. Using a house template cut the pieces.
  • Pictured above are my templates. You can print them.
  • Set the smaller pieces of dough in the pot, cover with plastic wrap and put the lid on. You can work with the dough while it's warm as it tends to harden at room temperature. If it harden, simply microwave for about 15-20 seconds. The dough will still be warm, but it won't be hot.
  • Bake the gingerbread house pieces for 12-15 minutes, until they have hardened and baked through.
  • Let cool completely.

Make the royal icing

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric hand mixer until frothy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the icing is smooth and thick.
  • The icing has to be very thick as it is used for gluing the house together.
  • For decorating add about 1 tsp of water at a time to the icing to make it thin according to your preference.

Bon Appétit!

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