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Mini Gingerbread Houses

Mini gingerbread houses that are perfect to use for mugs, as gifts, or even for place settings. These are a smaller version of our classic gingerbread house.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 houses
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $15


Gingerbread House Dough

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp.
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp 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 for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roll out the dough and use cutters to create the shapes of the gingerbread house.
  • Use the mini gingerbread house cutters to make the shapes and create little houses. You should get about 6-8 houses from one batch of dough.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes or until crispy.
  • Let the gingerbread house cool before assembling. It will harden as it cools.
  • Once the gingerbread has cooled, you can start to build the gingerbread house.
  • When the mini gingerbread houses are fully assembled, let it dry for 5 minutes before decorating it.
  • To decorate, use different piping tips and sprinkles.
  • Use these for mugs, as gifts, or write names on the roofs to use as place settings.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg