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Gingerbread Houses Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Deb Ciavola

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
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4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup molasses
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
6 cups flour

Icing:
2 lbs confectioner sugar
6 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar

Equipment
Pastry bags
Pastry tips
Elastics
Cake rounds to place houses on

Decorating

Red hots Sugar cones
M & Ms Pretzel sticks
Ribbon Candy Mini marshmallows
Gum drops Mini choco chips
Gum wreaths Pine cones
Candy canes Frosted animal crackers
Xmas candy Shredded wheat
Bubble gum tape Chocolate santas
Skittles Andes Mints
Peppermints Chocolate Kisses
Licorice Necco Wafers
Bubblegum tape Sugar Cubes
Shredded Wheat Non-Pariels
Mini choc Santas Gummie Bears
Good & Plenty Tootsie Rolls
Cloves Coconut



Directions:
Directions:
1. Beat eggs, oil, molasses and sugar
2. Add the rest of the ingredients
3. Roll out onto Pam sprayed cookie sheets
4. Cut out the gingerbread shapes
5. Bake 350 for 15 min or until you lightly touch it and it seems firm
6. Roof - 3 inches by 7 inches
7. Front 3 by 5 inches

Icing:
1. Cut off tip of plastic pastry bag.
2. Insert metal frosting tip.
3. Beat egg whites with the tartar until foamy
4. Add in the confectioner sugar
5. Beat until light and fluffy about 5 min.
6. Scoop into plastic pastry bag.
7. Using elastic, secure the top of the bag.
8. To keep tip from hardening. Wrap plastic around tip between assembly sessions.

Assembly:
1. Pipe a strip of frosting on the bottom and side of a gingerbread side.
2. Push down onto the cake round.
3. Taking a gingerbread back, secure to frosted side.
4. Pipe a strip along the bottom and side of another gingerbread side.
5. Secure the front between the two sides.
6. Let harden 24 hours.
7. Pipe frosting on the top of the gingerbread side.
8. Secure roof (may need to add more frosting)
9. Pipe additional frosting over the gap in the top.
10. Pipe a door on the front.
11. Pipe edging around the bottom of the gingerbread house.
12. Tint frosting to green. Frost sugar cones to make Christmas trees

 

 

 

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