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Children's Gingerbread House

Reviewed: Dec. 16, 2012
This gingerbread house turned out really well and it looks really cute! The dough after it hardens overnight is of a strong consistency so you're not afraid it won't hold up for the building process. Definitely would recommend you add 1 or 1 and 1/4 cups additional flour to the dough recipe before attempting to roll it out, or it'll be one sticky mess. And plenty of dough on the rolling board/roller is a must. Roll the dough to 1/4" thick or slightly thinner. Make sure that the cut-out gingerbread house pieces are matching up with the cardboard cut-outs AFTER placing them on the baking sheet. I did this, & mine didn't need to be trimmed at all after baking. And with the gingerbread dough left over, I was able to get 5 little gingerbread boys using my cookie cutter & an extra end wall (spare in case one didn't hold). Now the powdered sugar called for (4 16 oz. bags) is a little too much- had 2 full cups of sifted powdered sugar left over & if I'd tried adding all of it to my icing for the house decorating, it would have broken my mixer. The gingerbread is pretty good tasting, though it's main function is as a building material. This would be a great Christmas project for you to work on with your kids, especially putting all the candies on. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Ruth!
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