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Roughly, How many houses can I make with this recipe?
Hi Alexis, this recipe makes one gingerbread house.
been using this recipe for almost 10 years now to make cookies. It’s just the best. Especially when they are cooked thin. This year I’ll make the house. I did it before long ago, and it turned out excellent. But now I do it again with some meringue powder as the icing glue and have fun! Thank from the bottom of my heart for this awesome ggbread recipe.The Fairy Penguinos want to extend their warmest greetings.
Thanks so much for your comment FairyPenguinos! I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed this gingerbread recipe to make cookies all these years!
Everything worked amazing! Only gingerbread recipe I’ve used that was stiff enough to survive construction without casualties but soft enough to be delicious at the same time.The frosting worked amazing also, had to add about 1/2 cup more powdered sugar and it made enough for at least two houses. I’d cut in half next time if I’m only making one house. *I also microwaved it for 30 seconds.Frosting also set up in about half hour for me which was good since I was building with a toddler that we could do everything in one evening.
Hey! I made this today. Unfortunately, all of my pieces broke. So, instead of making a lion king cinnamon bread house, I made a lion king teepee, and an ed rock out of cookie dough. Oh, and I forgot to add ginger! Woops! Quite honestly, it looks horrifying. I added sugar to make some desert sand to try and tie it together and windows with melted jolly ranchers but woof that just made it worse! However, the cookies tasted great! Would recommend. this recipe, and definitely patience to get it right! Thanks for the tip on using frosting for broken pieces- that worked!
This recipe is the best I have tried. It reminds me of the houses my grandmother used to make.
My boyfriend and I decided to do these before Christmas and we had a blast. It also smelled and tasted great.
The gingerbread house was DELICIOUS!Didn’t take so long, but the “glue” was a failure. :(
Excellent gingerbread recipe ! The dough was easy to work with ; it baked off beautifully, and the taste is delicious. The Royal Icing worked well to mortar the house. We made two houses, and used the extra dough for cookies. Fun project with the family.
I LOVE this recipe!! I have four younger siblings and we all love making gingerbread houses at Christmas. This was my fist time using this recipe and it worked out great! I ended up with quite a bit of extra dough and was able to make three houses. Wasn’t sure if I did something wrong or not. All and all great recipe!!! Will definitely use again in the future.
I also was able to make 3!
This is the best gingerbread I’ve ever made! It’s firm, but not crunchy and tastes amazing!
We have been making gingerbead houses for years as a family. Best tips: use hot glue gun to assemble the house, then pipe over the glue with frosting. Store-bought tubs of frosting work fine to attach the candy (but obviously not strong enough for house assembly).
What a GREAT TIP!!! I’d have never thought of hot glue!!! Thank you for the suggestion!!
Hi, I was wondering how many batches of the royal icing you need to make, i.e. do you need to make a new batch for each step (assembling walls, then assembling roof, then decorating) as I assume it would set in the wait times?
Hi Stefanie, if you cover the royal icing with plastic wrap so that it doesn’t touch air, or with a damp towel, one batch should be enough.
I followed and loved the recipe. I ended up having extra dough which I used to make little gingerbread guys
This is a keeper!! I was able to get nearly 3 houses out of this recipe. The walls were firm enough to hold up to little peopele dropping them! I doubled the icing! So much better than store bought!Thank you!
What were the sizes of your houses, please? TIA.
So my fiancee and I have signed up for the gingerbread house contest for the family christmas party. The dimensions are 24″ x 24″ x 14″. Would this recipe for the pieces hold a house that big?
Hi, Samantha! No, this pattern is for a smaller house that’s about 5.5″x5″. You could certainly quadruple this recipe and make a larger house, but you’d need to modify the dimensions on the cut-outs. Good luck!
Hi Samantha, this recipe produces enough dough to make the walls of a house whose base is 5″ by 5 1/2″. If you were to make a house 4 times as big, I think you would need to quadruple the recipe.
found putting extra back piece inside of house walls will give more support for walls , roof on big houses.
How many days in advance can I make the house before decorating?
Hi Sally, good question! I think you can make them several days in advance, as long as you keep them in a cool and dry place. Humidity is the enemy of the gingerbread cookie pieces that hold the house together.
Last year my daughters had a gingerbread themed birthday party and I needed to make enough gingerbread for around 14 houses. I baked the gingerbread starting about 2 weeks ahead of time and carefully wrapped each piece with foil and froze them. I thawed them days before the party and assembled them ahead of time. This seemed to work well and I plan to do again this year.
Wow, you are an awesome parent!!!
Making it this week! Would it be feasable to decorate the walls and letting then dry overnight and then assemble? I just feel that piping is easier on flat surface.
Hi, Susan! I think that should work just fine. Have fun!
Is this for just one house? I have three toddlers coming over tomorrow and would love to do this. Should I just double the recipe?
Hi Caitlin, yes, this is just for one house. Just one house is plenty of work, so if it were up to me, I wouldn’t do a double batch. But if you have the energy and inspiration, go for it!
My daughter is having to decorate a cardboard graham cracker gingerbread house at school tomorrow. I just need ideas on decorating tips and ideas. I’ve never attempted any kind of gingerbread house and I’m not creative. Please help!
I love this recipe for ginger bread… I use this mold I found on Amazon to make the houses. Makes it very easy and looks great!!!
Great idea Deb, thank you!