I am always on the lookout for cute cookies that I can serve that the kids will love. This Gingerbread House Cookie recipe will have your kids clamoring for more!
Gingerbread House Cookie
- 3 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C soft unsalted butter
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1 eggs
- Cookie Cutter: Circle house, mini gingerbread man, mini reindeer
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 small bowl of coconut flakes set aside
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- 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 out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, 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 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.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- 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.
- Using 5 number #2 tips fitted onto piping bags, scoop some icing into each bag.
- 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.
Oh yummy! Everyone else I know just brought theirs from a box, I imagine freshly made would be so much more tasty and satisfying!
Angelic Sinova says
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!
Robin masshole mommy says
Those cookies came out awesome. I think they’re almost too cute to eat. I absolutely love them.
NYC Single Mom says
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.
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.
Alli Smith says
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!
Franc Ramon says
The Gingerbread house cookie looks really cute. It also looks tasty and something kids would really want.
Vera Sweeney says
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.
Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom says
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 🙂
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
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.
Stephanie Jeannot says
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!
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!
Jasmine Eclipse says
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!
I love the look of gingerbread but not the taste. I never have liked it, even when I was a kid.
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. 🙂
Miz Helen says
Oh this is just too cute!
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These are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.