Prefer Easy Gingerbread House Recipes?
Are you looking for some easy gingerbread house recipes that you can do yourself at home? Whether this is your first gingerbread house attempt or you are a gingerbread house building veteran, we have some great tips, ideas and recipes here to keep you making fabulous houses from season to season.
Making gingerbread houses is both easy and fun. If you are creating them alone, as a family or even as a fun project for children, you can find easy gingerbread house recipes here that allow you to do just that.
There are a surprising number of recipes available for gingerbread. Not all of them are the best for house-building though. Here we share our #1 favorite easy gingerbread house recipe as well as an even easier alternative for a mini gingerbread house using graham crackers (although graham crackers CAN be crumbly so mixing up a batch of gingerbread MAY even end up easier!
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Our #1 Easy Basic Gingerbread House Recipe
Here is our favorite of the easy gingerbread house recipes for you to build your house with. This makes a dark, spicy gingerbread that's durable and delicious. This recipe will give the house walls strength so that you can decorate with candy, icing and even additional pieces of gingerbread without having to worry about the house collapsing.Ingredients:
Directions - Phase 1 - Making Dough:
Directions - Phase 2 - Rolling, Cutting, and Baking Dough:
Mini Gingerbread House Recipe
This mini gingerbread house is about as easy as it comes. Instead of mixing and baking gingerbread, simply start with graham crackers! This is a fun, anytime project and kids have just as much fun decorating their own mini house as with a full-blown gingerbread house.
You can put your frosting in a pastry bag or in a Ziploc bag with a tiny hole in one corner. Use graham crackers to make the sides of your gingerbread house. Apply the frosting to hold the crackers together and then allow it to dry and harden.
Once dry, use more frosting, various candies and ribbon to decorate the house. Give each child their own house to decorate as they please. Or make a whole village yourself and use it as a Holiday party centerpiece.
These easy gingerbread house recipes should get you started. Search our site for more recipes, from simple to elaborate, and send us your favorite easy gingerbread house recipes along with photos of the end result.
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