When it comes to the best Christmas activities, you can’t go wrong with getting the family together to build a homemade Gingerbread House. As well as being a delicious baking recipe and a fun Christmas activity, this is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit and decorate the house with a snack-able treat.
The Perfect Gingerbread House Recipe
To make the perfect Gingerbread House for Christmas you need to make sure you have the right cookie dough recipe, an easy to follow template with the exact shapes you’ll need and the best decorating tips to make it your own. Luckily, we have all of those things for you.
The Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe – this delicious and aromatic Gingerbread Christmas cookie recipe will give you the best Christmas spirit flavour and will work well when it comes to constructing your house.
3/4 tsp baking soda
1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tsp cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg
Mix flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and baking powder in a large bowl. Melt the butter and add honey to it. Mix the melted butter with honey into the dry mixture. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Cutting the Gingerbread House parts- Roll the dough on a parchment paper. Cut out parts of the house using gingerbread house template. If you don’t have the right shapes and template, things are bound to go wrong from the beginning (which could be funny)! We’ve found the perfect template for you to make sure you have the right blueprint for your Christmas Gingerbread House - Free Christmas Gingerbread house template
When you are done cutting the house parts, separate them from each other and spread them on the parchment paper leaving space between each part.
Baking the Gingerbread House – Once you are done cutting the perfect Christmas Gingerbread house parts, bake at 170C for 6-8 minutes.
When all the house part cookies are baked and perfect. Let them rest for 15-20 minutes before you start decorating or you can also store them in your freezer for upcoming Christmas gatherings.
Decorating your Gingerbread House – Here is where you can get super creative. First with the icing flavour, cream cheese is a healthy and yummy option for a larger house, but there are plenty of pre-made icing options for novice bakers that would work well too.
Also think about the colour of the icing – white is very traditional against the gingerbread hue, but you can also use food colouring to make a mix of bright and Christmassy colours that the kids will love.
Joining the Christmas Gingerbread house cookie parts- Once you are done decorating, It's now time to join the Christmas Gingerbread house parts. Start putting the house parts together while the icing is still semi dry.
And there! Your Christmas Gingerbread house is ready. To watch the step by step recipe instructions. head to our Youtube channel and watch the video.
When it comes to spreading Christmas spirit, making a homemade Gingerbread House is a sure fire winner. You can even use our easy Gingerbread Christmas Cookie recipe to make some extra cookies so the kids can snack on them before they demolish the house! They are best served up with a glass of milk or hot chocolate served in our Bio-based tableware set with plates and cups, that are eco-friendly and smash-proof and dishwasher-safe.