I took on the task of making my own gingerbread houses for our “Ginger-Off” party this past Saturday night! I used a simple recipe and baked four batches to create six houses. While I was making them, I thought it would be cute to package the houses up (unassembled) and give them away as gifts. For extra love, attach a recipe for the frosting… cute, right? I will post some photos of our Ginger-Off night later!
There’s one gingerbread house in that package!
Here’s the recipe (from Food Network) for one gingerbread house. If you want to make two, double it up like I did. It works great!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup light molasses or dark corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons water
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and baking soda together until the mixture is smooth. Blend in the flour and water to make a stiff dough. Chill at least 30 minutes or until firm. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out the dough and use cutters to create your little houses! Bake for about 10 minutes or until crispy.
Gingerbread cutouts: I bought mine at Michaels.
Paper Source snowflakes
Photo credit: Sugar and Charm