Gingerbread Houses – Christmas ideas

Gingerbread House ideas – These are made with gingerbread dough. Gingerbread Dough Recipe: In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, 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 the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need Gingerbread House templates.

Here is an internet link to templates:

1/2 cup butter softened 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 plain flour

lots of different sweets, lollies, gum drops, liquorice, peppermint, marshmallows, candy canes, biscuits, cookies and put together with royal icing (2 egg whites lightly beaten mixed with 3 cups of pure icing sugar).

Making a gingerbread cubby house: a bunch of boxes, coloured paper, paints, cardboard, toilet rolls, cellophane, long wrapping rolls, spare cardboard and paper plates.

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