I have another pattern I am going to use and I am trying to figure out how many times I need to multiply the recipe (I am making 14 houses!). https://sugargeekshow.com/recipe/royal-icing/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKNPkeoGxx0. Also, did you use cooking molasses or fancy molasses in the recipe? Thank you, This gingerbread house is not for eating, only for decoration I have not tested it with gluten free flour. Two gingerbread recipes and two icing recipes meant a long two days. Your email address will not be published. Try to make the dough as even in thickness as possible. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Seems pretty impossible considering most kits fall apart the second you put the frosting on. Preheat oven to 375°F once dough is chilled. It came out great, thanks for the recipe! thakyou! Whisk the baking soda, spices, and salt with 1 cup of the flour. But does it have to be refrigerated ? Step 1 – Sift together your flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a bowl and set it aside. You can use whatever candies you like, just mix and match and have fun! The google amount isn’t correct either. Royal icing is the “glue” that holds the house together. I’ll definitely up the cinnammon :p. This recipe is for a sturdy gingerbread house, if you make the dough softer it could potentially collapse The crunchy texture is normal. Also, instructions to thin the royal icing would be handy in one spot as well. I love this gingerbread recipe for making gingerbread houses for the kids! Don’t be skimpy with your royal icing! Watch me decorate a gingerbread house in the video above. I’m not sure why it’s converting to that large of an amount. These little houses look so cute on our bookshelf and make the best decorations for the holidays! Bake at 350 degrees 8-10 minutes. You can definitely eat it but it’s very hard/crunchy so I don’t recommend to eat it. I converted and it came up 3 3/4. I absolutely love the Wilton brand icing decorations you can find online or at craft stores. Step 3 – Attach the sidewall and place it on a flat surface. Combine your egg whites, sifted powdered sugar, and cream of tartar in the bowl of your stand mixer with the whisk attached. Thanks so much for your time and this awesome recipe. Here is more info on how to thin out royal icing https://sugargeekshow.com/recipe/royal-icing/, Wow! I’ll let you in on a little secret, not all gingerbread is created equal. The main thing you need is some THICK royal icing and some patience. If you’ve ever tried to put together a gingerbread house, you know it can be a bit challenging! My gingerbread houses are going to be on point this year! When re-using the cut-away fragments, it turned out to be less sticky due to more flour from first roll-out. Shiny Hot Chocolate Bombs With Marshmallows, Construction Grade Gingerbread House Recipe, Sign up for our email newsletter and get new recipes + tuts first, ©2015-2020 Sugar Geek Show, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Sugar Geek Show, P.O. Cut with gingerbread man cookie cutter. I bought them at Michaels craft store, which had a ton of gingerbread house decorating candies in the seasonal section including the pictured holly and snowflake icing decorations. This recipe is enough to make three gingerbread houses using the gingerbread house template included, Sift your dry ingredients together, set aside, Microwave vegetable shortening (or melt on stovetop in pot) until liquid but not hot, In a stand mixer, whisk shortening, sugar and molasses together. Ginger, and ginger baked goods, have been around forever. BTW, what can I use instead of molasses? Oil is heavier than water, but not as much as sour cream. Love your recipes, Liz!! I used a x-acto knife to cut mine but any small knife works. As the royal icing dried, it gently dripped off the sides and looked like snow. or does it result in an inferior dough/cooked product? So I just weigh everything. You can also use melted isomalt or even caramel to assemble your pieces by dipping the ends in the sugar and gluing them together but be very very careful you don’t drip and get a sugar burn. I’m making my first gingerbread house and have decided to do a replica of the church I live in. I have been planning on making a gingerbread house for some time now. Just don’t cut through your silicone mat! You can replace molasses with dark corn syrup. Step 2 – Pipe a line on the sides of the front and back piece right along the edge. The only thing I did was use half granulated sugar and half brown sugar, but I doubt that would’ve caused such a stark contrast difference. Can I make the dough a few days ahead of rolling and cutting? For a kid-friendly project, make this Gingerbread House recipe from Food Network, equipped with gumdrops, licorice, peppermint and, of course, Royal Icing. Will you please share the icing recipe since you said store bought icing is too soft? I have a convection oven and did not need 50 minutes – more like 40. It’s a gingerbread house so it’s not meant to be cut. Molasses actually gives the gingerbread that nice dark gingerbread color. I like to buy mine pre-cooked and ready to melt from simi cakes and confections. Make them ahead of time and all they have to do is decorate . Can you pls give me some tips to get started? In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar together on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. This was truly one of the most fun projects; it was a complete joy testing, decorating, photographing, and filming this recipe. But as others mentioned, came out a lot darker (looks like chocolate) than your photos. Perfect recipe for building a gingerbread structure!! Hi. We embraced the difference and are very happy with our creation. Muller relies on a German recipe for molasses gingerbread—one she says she’s been using forever—to create a dark brown cookie. The most successful way to roll out this gingerbread cookie dough is between two sheets of parchment paper. Hello! I’ll be sure to update the recipe if I do find out. The royal icing recipe I used is included in this gingerbread house recipe below. Step 2 – Melt the vegetable shortening in the microwave or on the stove until it’s just barely melted. since the shortening is melted anyway, couldn’t oil be used instead? Use your best judgment here, obviously the food will taste old after a few days. Can I make this dough a few days ahead of time I’d like to make it tonight and then have the kids roll and cut out their houses on the weekend would it hold up okay? (to anyone reading: do use a lot of crushed candy, It disappears!). Do you weigh all your ingredients when baking cakes as well? RE: Gingerbread house without molasses? So just to be really sure about this. How much is 30 oz of flour in cups? Thank you so much for the gingerbread recipe! if so how many days? So you can make some amazing gingerbread houses too! Roll chilled dough out onto very lightly floured surface until about 1/8 inch thick and cut into the shape you covet. To make the dough: In a large saucepan, heat the buttermilk and butter until the butter is just melted; remove from the heat. This is the gingerbread house recipe that I got from my friend Christophe Rull who is the head pastry chef at the Parky Hyatt Aviara in San Diego. more about Sally, Copyright 2020 Sallys Baking Addiction • WordPress Development by Southern Web • Website Accessibility Statement • Privacy Policy, THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE SALES LINKS. Hello thnx for the recipe. Grease an 8 x 8-inch cake pan. You can put it in a piping bag without the tip cut off to keep it airtight (tie off the top of the bag as well) and leave it at room temperature, Can I use gluten free flour? I normally use butter in everything, but if it’s not going to be eaten, I’d prefer to use marg. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Your email address will not be published. I have a gingerbread house pattern that you can use to make your own gingerbread houses. Thanks so much for sharing this:-D. Merry Christmas to you and your family Liz! I let this dry for an hour or so before adding the roof just to be safe. I don’t know specifically, it doesn’t say on the bottle. I know it SEEMS very small but once it’s assembled, its actually the perfect size for an individual gingerbread house to decorate. Please forgive the dumb questions but I’m still learning a lot about baking and the basics. Your email address will not be published. Sprinkled throughout are my highly recommended tips and methods to guarantee gingerbread house success. So if you try to build a gingerbread house from regular yummy gingerbread cookie dough, you might find your cookie dough spreading or cracking when you try to assemble the house. This a standard gingerbread recipe, if you feel it’s too dark you could bake for a little less time but the cookie may not be as strong. This is the recipe you have been looking for! This construction grade gingerbread house recipe is SO strong! It was just grandmas unsulphered molassas. It was so Easy to roll, cut, bake and assemble, this was my first gingerbread house from scratch and it turned out so great!! Here’s the video tutorial to guide you along. I used the recipe just as is for the “cement”. I’m so happy it worked well for you. If you want clear windows you can use clear sugar-free candies or you can use isomalt. I’m thinking I’ll let them cool and then wrap in plastic until ready build the houses. Thanks again. More fat? I do not have a scale to measure the dry ingredients. Here’s my completely homemade gingerbread house recipe including how to bake, construct, and decorate with royal icing and buttercream. May I ask what brand of molasses you use? There are so many beautiful (and SIMPLE) decorated gingerbread houses out there. You can make it as far in advance as you need to <3, Just click on the gingerbread house template link (text) in the blog post and it brings up the image to print. Can I replace 1/2 the molasses with dark corn syrup? You definitely don’t HAVE to put windows in your gingerbread house but if you’re extra like me (which I feel like you might be) then you’re going to want to make some awesome windows for your gingerbread house! 2 questions– 1) can I substitute some corn syrup, like 1/2 molasses 1/2 corn syrup because of cost and color? Why two discs? I want to make a ginger bread house but have no scales. Thank you so much for responding with that extra clarification. This looks like a good recipe and template, thank you. This is important to me because I think gingerbread houses SHOULD be eaten, especially if you have kids. One gingerbread house recipe will make three gingerbread houses. As for the taste, I found it most unpleasant. Use my gingerbread house template. It’s also the glue adhering any candies to the walls and roof. I remember watching one of those cooking shows and a judge commented that someone used the dry measuring cup for wet ingredients (or vice versa) and really blew my mind. I also weighed in grams, converting from the listed ounces, but the conversion should have been fine since the recipe turned out. The chimney is totally optional, but I think it’s a cute addition. You can replace the molasses in this gingerbread house recipe with a few things. Step 6 – After the dough is rolled out, put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Step 4 – Bake the pieces in the oven at 300ºF for 50-60 minutes. It was very successful, which I’m grateful for because the last time I attempted this, my pieces basically melted. Add the egg and mix until combined, Switch to the paddle attachment and add your dry ingredients. For one of my houses I used a brick impression tool. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 375°F for about 6-9 minutes. Your THICK royal icing is now ready to be thinned down to the consistency you desire. The piped crusting buttercream on my pictured gingerbread house hid about 100 mistakes. I just need to make a small house for the top of a 6” cake; can this recipe be halved? Could unsalted butter be used instead of the vegetable shortening? This is my first time attempting to make my own gingerbread house. Add in your vanilla extract and whip until it's white. This house is approximately 7 inches tall with the chimney and 6 inches wide. For my windows I used sugar free jolly ranchers and hard candies in pink, blue and green. Set aside. Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Without Molasses. 5 years ago. In fact, the first known recipe for gingerbread dates back to 2400 BC! Thank you! A 12 oz bottle of molasses measured out to 1 1/2 cups so I used 2 cups of molasses. I prepared the dough, rolled it out on the parchment paper in the baking trays and kept it in the fridge till next day, then took the trays out of the fridge one by one, cut the shapes and bake. I used my stiff royal icing to attach the candy to the gingerbread house and let it dry overnight before I lifted it up to put the battery-operated tea lights underneath. I can’t wait to see your gingerbread house creations! So confused!!! Why wouldn’t you eat it? Oh I’m so sorry you threw it away. The bake was alright, and the patches from my peel off disaster did not show. Made with both shortening and butter, crusting buttercream “sets” and doesn’t stay sticky– it’s ideal for decorating gourmet cakes, cookies, and gingerbread houses. House structure must completely set for at least 4-6 hours before decorating. I tasted one defective piece and it’s really crunchy but nothing a good dunk in coffee can’t fix XD I have a good quantity of dough left that I don’t think I’ll be needing, what do you think I could add to it to make it less crunchy and turn it into cookies? Learn how your comment data is processed. Gingerbread isn't just dessert, after all: it's artwork. Cakes are my obession, which is why I'm dedicated to crafting tried-and-true recipes, small cake tutorials, as well as advanced online cake courses! Your thoughts? If you start using a scale you’ll never measure any other way. is that fluid ounces like 2 cups? Can I use lard instead of vegetable shortening. Everything can be prepared in advance, see my make ahead tip after the recipe instructions. I truly hope it brings exciting memories to your family this holiday season. There were zero broken pieces, and the house assembly was incredibly easy. Thank you! I’m so sorry but all my recipes require scales for accuracy. If you want to add a brick texture, now is the time to press it into your dough, BEFORE you cut. I’m not sure if it because of how dark the molasses I used is or if they’re actually burnt! It should be dark and we are not eating this recipe. Hello! They can also be frozen for up to 3 months, thaw at room temperature before using. Every house needs sturdy walls, right? lucky for you it’s SUPER easy! Ingredients. There are probably as many ways of making a gingerbread house as there are families that make them. I also have found that it can be rolled thinner than 1/4 inch and still holds up fine. And maybe you’re the same? Step 5 – Let the gingerbread cool fully before picking it up to avoid cracks. I get the measuring by weight – I have a scale and have realized how off my flour can be especially on a doubled+ recipe. Don’t put them too close together or they will touch when they bake. I mean you could, but it’s going to be VERY crunchy haha. With kitchen-tested quality recipes and step-by-step tutorials, my goal is to give you the confidence to bake and cook from scratch. I honestly have not made a lot of gingerbread houses but I feel like I could do some legit complicated designs based on what I have learned with this gingerbread house recipe and making a couple of practice ones. What’s odd is if you pour an 12 oz bottle of molasses into your food scale it’s 16 ounces. In my country, baking gingerbread houses isn’t rly common, but I want to give it a try. I’ve never made a real gingerbread house until today. Line 2-3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Use your leftover dough to make the third gingerbread house. Thank you for sharing:) Just in time to make these for my granchildren. But when it comes to liquids I wanted some confirmation… the molasses says 16 oz. It resulted in a super sturdy hard gingerbread, although like other commenters it was darker than the pictures which was fine with me. Ours look so cute on our mantle <3. Step 2 – Take your chilled dough from the freezer and lay your gingerbread house pattern on top. Can you please convert the recipe to cups/spoons or direct to a website that can? Also can I use caster instead of granulated sugar??? We used this recipe to build a gingerbread house that was over twelve feet tall! Set aside. Remove excess dough (can be used to re-roll out and make more pieces), Bake in an oven set to 300º F for 50-60 mins until very firm. I baked 40 minutes total (35+5 for the windows). I know I can print it, but would’nt the size be the size of the piece of paper? Are they a necessity and is there anything we can do? The cups conversion is not accurate. Add the brown sugar and molasses, then beat in the egg. It wasn’t the baking, because it was dark prior to baking – not this nice light brown color. Yes you can half the recipe if you want. I find large houses difficult to construct and decorate. If you use honey or glucose the color will be very light. Step 4 – Add your dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix until a smooth dough forms. you could also cut windows out of the house’s walls before baking and add crushed hard candies, just as we do with, assorted candies (see post for suggestions). We are trying to make a larger house this year and I want to make some ahead of time. I made my house three weeks ago and it’s still standing strong. The grams measurement converts to 6 and 3/4 cups of flour. Thanks! With our tested recipes, easy-to-follow template, and decorating suggestions, it's not so difficult — just gather your supplies, get creative, and have some fun! Now if I can only find my food scale! I also sent a message on Insta. hi can i use dark bron sugar instead of white sugar? Let’s get started. Is that correct? Remove from the oven and allow shapes to cool completely on the baking sheets or on the counter. Unlike gingerbread men, a gingerbread house requires a sturdier dough to hold its shape. Everything in there is edible. Yes, I floured it first, but it was a disaster. My goal is to give you the confidence and knowledge to cook and bake from scratch while providing quality recipes and plenty of pictures. I’m worried all molasses will make it too dark. For the Dough: Trim a sheet of parchment paper to fit the interior of a half sheet pan. This was a great recipe and easy to make, though I did not add quite as much flour as it was crumbly. Bake chimney pieces for about 12-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. shortening is really expensive, but margarine is not. So let’s use some STURDY and THICK buttercream called Crusting Buttercream. Thanks! Andrey. However they baked really dark @ 300 for 55 minutes. I want to make a few gingerbread houses for a bunch of school kids and I want them to be able to eat of it. I let my dough rest in plastic wrap to come together lile pie dough and then it was easy to work with. What are the rough measurements of the pieces of your template? Beat in the egg, molasses, and water on high speed. A flat surface is KEY for cooling– the gingerbread house edges very slightly curl up otherwise. And even though they make a beautiful Christmas decoration, don’t forget to eat all your hard work!! I am thinking to tint the dough and maybe dust or paint highlights if needed. There was a slight spread to the edges, so I immediately used an X-acto knife to straighten. THANK YOU! But for future reference, do you mean 16oz molasses by weight (e.g. run a bead of icing on all sides of the cardboard and position it in place, straight up and down, in the interior of your gingerbread house … This is my new favorite way to make a gluten free gingerbread house. I will get started now I’m so excited to finally have found a real doe that will hold up. Easy recipe for gingerbread cookies without molasses. I used TWO batches of the royal icing for this entire gingerbread house. Use buttercream, leftover royal icing, and candies for decorating. That’s ok! As you can see in these photos, I covered the roof with royal icing before piping the buttercream on. I haven’t tried this but I think it would work great since this recipe does not rise at all. You can trim it, sand it, bake it in molds and even pour sugar windows. Thanks for sharing this recipe, im wodering if i could make the royal icing few days ahead. Would attaching the pieces using caramel provide more stability? Good for you! Mine almost looks like a dark chocolate cookie! I made it once and did weigh it but second guessed myself. The ONLY rule is to have fun. They will stay crisp forever. Step 1 – Place some of the royal icing into a piping bag and cut off the end to make a small hole or use a #2 piping tip. 2 cups)? After the publication of the Brothers Grimm's Hansel and Gretel, they soared in popularity, and of course, you can find simple kits in every grocery store these days.But after our three-day odyssey of confectionary construction, we have some tips for you, whether you're baking your … I can see where it makes more sense and will be much more accurate. That is so annoying! Just go by the recipe card. A few comments… It would be helpful to mention that all measurements are by weight on every recipe card so there is no confusion. Cut your template pieces out. TIP: Use as much royal icing as you need to for constructing the house. The molasses is probably the culprit. Everything is by weight, I’m not sure why some peoples gingerbread comes out darker. Gingerbread houses date back to 1500s Germany, when they were painstakingly decorated with gold leaf. I’m excited to try this recipe! Once gingerbread is done, remove from the oven and let fully cool before moving. Thanks! ???? Mix on low to get the ingredients combined then bump up to high for 1-2 minutes. I subbed dark brown sugar for the molasses, and after combining dry ingredients to the wet it’s looking so dry and crumbly and not coming together as a dough. Cookie dough will be very thick. It’s very dry. I'm an artist and cake decorator from Portland, Oregon. Step 6 – Decorate! This recipe CAN be eaten? If you want to use cookie cutters- form dough into a ball and then flatten slightly, wrap and chill. Wipe off any excess royal on the outside but the inside should have lots. Required fields are marked *. I’m in love with all the colors of the icing and the creative use of candy. . How far in advance can you make the dough? King Arthur Flour website has a section you can print that gives the weights over everything and you can print it. . A perfect gingerbread dough made with honey, nicely spiced and so easy to work with. 0 0. Carefully arrange gingerbread house shapes onto prepared baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. But I mixed in a little water to thin it out as needed for decorating the cookie cut outs. Thanks! Molasses is more than twice the cost of corn syrup here and i am making a Large house, the house from the Home Alone movie to scale! Bake house pieces for about 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Whisk the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and salt together in a large bowl. Can i use 8 or 10 oz of molasses for example to qet a lighter cookie color, or how can i get a beautiful classic gingerbread color. I bought a 12 fluid ounce jar and did not use all of it up even though the recipe calls for ’16 ounces’. Makes it very easy. Then you can put on the back piece. I ended up making this recipe three times in two days and made three houses (with some dough leftover) and I will definitely be using the recipe again. All you need is some hard candies but the trick to windows that stay nice and clear is to use sugar free candy. Just finished baking! The first week of every November is all about Thanksgiving Pies. We mostly know ginger for gingerbread, and the term gingerbread was coined in Medieval England and originally just meant preserved ginger--it wasn't until later that the word was used to describe desserts. The ONLY rule is to have fun! Thanks again! Can’t wait to construct and decorate our gingerbread houses, soon! I just pressed the embossing tool into my cookie dough before baking to get this awesome brick texture on my gingerbread house walls! No need to wrap them. I followed the directions to a t, used the attached house template, and measured the 1/4″ heighth of the rolled out dough at many points and was not able to get three houses out of one batch. I used light corn syrup bc I didn’t want it too dark, came out quite nice! Use a pizza cutter or small knife. Thank you for this great tutorial and the tips for making the candy windows; they turned out great! I LOVE this gingerbread house by Freed’s Bakery and will some day attempt something like this. The size the gingerbread prints at is the size of the gingerbread house I made. We usually just buy a kit from the grocery store and every single time I get annoyed at it falling apart. Add a little water? Help! Not this recipe! Divide cookie dough in half, flatten into discs (about 4-5 inches in diameter), and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Let this baby dry overnight before you start adding candy so that it’s rock solid. Fantastic recipe! You can watch me make this gingerbread house from start to finish, including rolling out the dough and decorating the house. Voila! This template will give you a small-medium house that’s totally approachable. ? Awesome! I can’t wait to decorate these this weekend for Friendsgiving! Sugar free candy is made with something called isomalt and is actually more resistant to clouding than traditional sugar. Thanks! 1 cup of flour (weighed properly) is 6oz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKNPkeoGxx0. I don’t know the measurements off the top of my head but you can print the house template if you like . Each shape will be used TWICE. (Alternatively, grease the pan with butter and lightly coat with … PLEASE SEE MY, We’re using a cookie dough that’s similar to my. Sally’s Baking Addiction Gingerbread House Template, a free gingerbread house template with the exact shapes you’ll need, all my decorating tips and recommendations, links to the products I use if you want to replicate this, small amount of baking soda for less puff, less butter so the house shapes are harder, less molasses so the dough isn’t as sticky. Once your gingerbread house is assembled you can start decorating with all kinds of candies and colored royal icing! Step 5 – Divide your dough in half and roll it out 1/4″ thick directly onto a silicone baking mat so that we can pour sugar windows next. I try to keep my pieces pretty close together without being TOO close or they might touch during baking. Just ‘glue’ it with icing inside your gingerbread house like you ‘glue’ the gingerbread together . Add the egg, salt, ginger, cinnamon, clove, and allspice (if using) to the bowl. Step 4 – To add the roof, I piped some royal along the top edge of one side of the house then add the first part of the roof. If they aren’t completely melted then you can do another minute but don’t leave them in too long or they will burn. Merry christmas.? A 16 oz box of sugar measured out to 2 cups so I used 3/4 cup of sugar. What about honey/agave syrup/glucose/corn syrup? Thank you! Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl and beat again as needed to combine. I have it all for you today including: Trust me when I say that I am NOT a crafty person, but I could EASILY decorate this beauty and I’m showing you exactly how I did it. A typical gingerbread house recipe should feature less of the ingredients that make the cookie soft and chewy: molasses and baking soda. And the windows so pretty! This contributes to the edibility. Then I pipe royal to the second part of the house and along the top edge of the first piece of the roof and add the final piece of the roof. 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