I’ll admit it, the only success I’ve ever had with gingerbread houses involved a box kit or graham crackers. But these – I can do! It’s a 2 dimensional version made with a house-shaped cookie cutter. Thanks once again to Better Homes & Gardens for inviting us to participate in the 100 Days of Holidays so that we can share this great idea with you. Find more gingerbread houses on BHG.com.
North Pole Workshop Gingerbread House
This simple gingerbread house is great for the younger ones in a holiday crowd.
Princess Cottage Gingerbread House
Pink wafer cookies, jelly beans, gumdrops, and starlight mints make this princess house come to life.
I should tell you that a few years ago, I was on a quest to find the perfect gingerbread recipe. Over a 4 week period I tried 8 different recipes, and THIS one was our hands-down favorite. They are melt in your mouth perfect!
Another idea: Why not turn this into a “house trimming” party? Invite the kids over to design their own gingerbread houses. The cookie set-up is painless. Just have plain gingerbread cookie houses baked, ready, and waiting for the decorative details. You’ll also want to have an assortment of colorful candies, cereals, and ready-made icings on hand. If your a Room Parent at your kids’ school, this would be a great activity for the whole class to participate in!
Photos and recipe belong to BHG.com. Used on this blog with permission.