Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house

18 ratings

Hie-suk, knowledge manager and foodie


„I always saw gingerbread houses for sale and never thought I could make them myself. This is just Christmas cuteness at its best!“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
400 g
all-purpose flour
½ tsp
flaxseed (ground)
5 tbsp
water (divided)
125 g
turbinado sugar
2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice mix or mixed spice
1 tsp
baking soda
225 g
molasses
125 g
margarine (vegan)
200 g
confectioner’s sugar
100 g
sugar
flour for work surface
Christmas-themed sprinkles or other edible decoration (optional)
Metric
Imperial
  • 400 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp flaxseed (ground)
  • 5 tbsp water (divided)
  • 125 g turbinado sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix or mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 225 g molasses
  • 125 g margarine (vegan)
  • 200 g confectioner’s sugar
  • 100 g sugar
  • flour for work surface
  • Christmas-themed sprinkles or other edible decoration (optional)

Utensils

  • stencil for gingerbread house
  • pastry brush
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks
  • cooling rack
  • Christmas tree- and gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters (optional)
  • plastic wrap
  • serving plate
  • small saucepan
  • parchment paper
  • piping bag
  • knife
  • small bowl
  • rolling pin

Enjoy with

Gingerbread smoothie
What would go better with this delicious gingerbread house than our vegan gingerbread smoothie?

Nutrition per serving

Cal
823
Protein
7g
Fat
17g
Carb
158g

Step 1/7

Mix ground flaxseed with a part of the water in a small bowl. Set aside for approx. 5 min.
  • ½ tsp flaxseed (ground)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • small bowl

Mix ground flaxseed with a part of the water in a small bowl. Set aside for approx. 5 min.

Step 2/7

In the meantime, add flour, demerara sugar, spices, baking soda, margarine, and molasses to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
  • 400 flour
  • 125 demerara sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix or mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 225 molasses
  • 125 margarine
  • standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks

In the meantime, add flour, demerara sugar, spices, baking soda, margarine, and molasses to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.

Step 3/7

Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.
  • plastic wrap

Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.

Step 4/7

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll dough out until approx. 1/2 finger thick. Using stencils (you will find them in the last step), cut out shapes needed for a gingerbread house. Cut Christmas tree shapes and gingerbread men out of remaining dough. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for approx. 10 – 20 min., in batches if necessary. The pieces should be golden brown with a slightly firm surface. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • flour for work surface
  • Christmas tree- and gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters
  • stencil for gingerbread house
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • cooling rack
  • parchment paper
  • knife
  • rolling pin

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll dough out until approx. 1/2 finger thick. Using stencils (you will find them in the last step), cut out shapes needed for a gingerbread house. Cut Christmas tree shapes and gingerbread men out of remaining dough. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for approx. 10 – 20 min., in batches if necessary. The pieces should be golden brown with a slightly firm surface. Transfer to a cooling rack.

Step 5/7

Meanwhile, mix confectioner’s sugar with just enough water to form a thick icing. Once pieces have cooled, decorate with icing using a piping bag. If desired, decorate with sprinkles or other edible decorations. Set aside to dry completely.
  • 200 confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Christmas-themed sprinkles or other edible decoration
  • piping bag
  • small bowl

Meanwhile, mix confectioner’s sugar with just enough water to form a thick icing. Once pieces have cooled, decorate with icing using a piping bag. If desired, decorate with sprinkles or other edible decorations. Set aside to dry completely.

Step 6/7

Melt sugar and a little water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until a dark caramel forms. Carefully dip bottom of house pieces in caramel and stick to a serving plate. Use caramel to stick together other inner edges and to attach Christmas trees and gingerbread men.
  • 100 sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • pastry brush
  • serving plate
  • small saucepan

Melt sugar and a little water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until a dark caramel forms. Carefully dip bottom of house pieces in caramel and stick to a serving plate. Use caramel to stick together other inner edges and to attach Christmas trees and gingerbread men.

Step 7/7

For your gingerbread house cut out each template from the dough twice. You can also take the measurements and make your own stencils. Enjoy!

For your gingerbread house cut out each template from the dough twice. You can also take the measurements and make your own stencils. Enjoy!