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Ginger Bread House

Recipe Source: Sallys Baking Addiction Ginger Bread House is a must for christmas. Gingerbread House Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. This is a fun recipe to try with your kids and family.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Aarthi
Author: Aarthi

Ingredients

FOR GINGER BREAD:

  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups
  • Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Ground Ginger - 2 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Unsalted butter - 6 tblsp
  • Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Molasses - 1/2 cup
  • Egg - 1

FOR ROYAL ICING:

  • Egg White - 1
  • Confectioners Sugar / Icing Sugar - 3 cups
  • Water - 1 tblsp

FRO DECORATION:

  • Jellies
  • M&M's
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Start by making cookie dough. Take butter, sugar in a bowl and cream well.
  • Add egg and molasses and mix well.
  • Add in flour, spice powders, salt, baking soda and fold into a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into two portions. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • Cut out templates as per the link.
  • Roll the dough into thin sheets and cut out cookies as per template.
  • Place it in a parchment lined pan and bake for 15 to 18 mins. Remove and cool completely.
  • Now whip egg white and icing sugar till thick and fluffy. Add in water and whip till pipeable.
  • Decorate the house as per image and decorate it.
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