gingerbread house cookies

Amazing Gingerbread House Cookies You’ll Love

If you're a fan of cookies, listen up! I've got a recipe to take you on a seriously tasty journey. Brace yourselves for the sheer delight our Amazing Gingerbread House Cookies will bring to your taste buds. These aren't just your ordinary cookies; they're a culinary adventure waiting to happen. Picture this: simple cookie shapes transforming into adorable gingerbread houses, all while infusing your kitchen with the warm and spicy aroma of the holiday season.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab that apron, unearth that rolling pin (aff) from the depths of your kitchen drawers, and let's dive into the joy (aff) of holiday baking that'll have everyone singing your praises!

gingerbread house cookies

Gingerbread House Cookie

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American


Cookie Ingredients

Icing Ingredients


Cookie Directions

  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar in a mixing bowl until the combination is smooth, not grainy.
  • Add eggs…Continue to mix.
  • Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
  • Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  • Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  • Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  • Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  • Put flour on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin (aff), and work some flour into the batter. (if needed)
  • Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
  • Line the cookie sheet (aff) with parchment paper.
  • Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  • Put the cookies off the cookie sheet (aff) on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

Icing Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  • If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  • Divide the icing into 5 equal bowls.
  • The first bowl of icing remains light brown.
  • The second bowl of icing, add several drops of purple gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
  • The third bowl of icing, add several drops of pink.
  • The fourth bowl of icing remains white.
  • The fifth bowl, add a few drops of flesh colored to get a light light tan color.
  • Scoop some icing into each bag using number #2 tips fitted onto piping bags.
  • Thin out the brown icing left in the bowl using a tsp of water.
  • Pipe on snow around the top of the house and fill in with white icing.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Pipe an edge using the brown icing around the house, mini gingerbread, and reindeer.
  • Fill in with the thinner brown icing.
  • Let dry for 2-3 hours.
  • Pipe on a white door and use the purple icing to make lines on the door.
  • Use the pink to make pink heart windows and then white to make window lines
  • Make 3 dots, in different sizes above the door and pipe on squiggly lines to make “Rose” like looks.
  • Decorate the mini gingerbread man and reindeer according to the picture.
  • Let dry for another 3 hours
  • Dip the circle cookie in thick white icing and then dip the icing covered part of the cookie in coconut flakes.
  • Place gingerbread house onto the circle cookie and hold it there for 15 minutes
  • Place the gingerbread man and reindeer on the cookie.
  • Let dry for 2 hours.
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As you take the first bite of these Amazing Gingerbread House Cookies, let the joy (aff) of creating something special envelop you. Whether you're sharing these treats with loved ones or savoring them alone, these cookies embody the essence of the holiday season. From the enticing aroma that fills your kitchen to the artistic joy of decorating your gingerbread houses, this recipe invites you to embrace the spirit of togetherness and creativity. So, as the sweet memories linger on your taste buds, here's to a festive season filled with love, laughter, and the magic of homemade delights. Happy baking and happy holidays!

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Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Chloe

    Oh yummy! Everyone else I know just brought theirs from a box, I imagine freshly made would be so much more tasty and satisfying!

  2. Angelic Sinova

    I’ve never had a Gingerbread House from scratch (only store bought) so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out. That Gingerbread House is so adorable!

  3. Robin masshole mommy

    Those cookies came out awesome. I think they’re almost too cute to eat. I absolutely love them.

  4. NYC Single Mom

    We are lazy and make our gingerbread houses from kits. It goes without saying that making it from scratch will taste so much better. This recipe actually looks like we could do it. Sounds like a great activity for my daughter and her friends over the upcoming breaks.

  5. candy

    Now these are just to darn cute to eat but of course we would eat them. Wish I had found this before christmas. Will just have to save it for next christmas.

  6. Alli Smith

    Your Gingerbread house cookies are amazing! I want to try them and I can only hope that mine will look as pretty as these. You did an awesome job decorating the cookies.

  7. Doria

    These are SO CUTE! I’m going to have to do these with my guys even though the holidays are over because they’ll love making them. Yum!

  8. Franc Ramon

    The Gingerbread house cookie looks really cute. It also looks tasty and something kids would really want.

  9. Vera Sweeney

    I love making gingerbread houses during the holidays!!! This is a great way to make a gingerbread, I know I have normally had done kits before.

  10. How fun are these? It’s been a few years since my daughter and I’ve done gingerbread houses, but these would be a fun replacement 🙂

  11. I love the way this came out. We had a lot of fun with our gingerbread house this year. Next year, i’ll try this cookie idea.

  12. Pam

    Wow, these gingerbread house cookies are beautiful. I don’t think I have this much artistic talent!

  13. Stephanie Jeannot

    How fun. I always love using shapes to make a cookie different than just the ordinary circle. I love coconut. Great thing to add to the cookie. I also loved the way they came out. Very nice!

  14. Emily

    I love that they are cookies! Those can actually be eaten, making a ginger bread house is fun but can be difficult to eat. These are adorable and look yummy too!

  15. Jasmine Eclipse

    I think it’s so awesome that you made your own house! I always see the ones made from kits, but yours is so beautiful and unique!

  16. ricci

    I love the look of gingerbread but not the taste. I never have liked it, even when I was a kid.

  17. Agnes

    Making gingerbread house cookies seems like a great and fun baking project,. Tastes good too!

  18. Wendy

    These are adorable little houses! The design is simple and the result is smile-inducing. Perfect combination! I love gingerbread and like to bake it year round. I may try a spring time version of this gingerbread neighborhood. 🙂

  19. Miz Helen

    Your Gingerbread House Cookies are just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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