Mini Gingerbread Houses

I have always admired the beautifully decorated gingerbread houses that people make for Christmas celebrations so this year I thought I would attempt to make some mini houses too!

They were easier than I thought but very time consuming to cut out the pieces…thankfully Mila slept long enough to get them in the oven before waking up – yay!

I’m really happy with the end result…my 3 cute, slightly crooked, delicious little houses. I was planning on making 10 as gifts but time restraints (and my patience) only allowed for 3 this time.

I will add the gingerbread recipe (technically a spicy sugar cookie recipe but for this post I will call it gingerbread because ‘spiced sugar cookie houses’ doesn’t really sound as good!) at the end of this post.

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First I made these three templates to use as a guide when cutting out the gingerbread walls

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Using a knife I cut around the templates

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I tried to smooth the edges and keep the shapes looking neat and even when positioning them on the tray (easier said than done!)

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The cookies came out of the oven looking golden and smelling delicious! When they were cool I used icing as glue to stick them together and add decorations

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The end result was these cute wee houses almost too sweet to eat…almost!

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Spiced Sugar Cookie Recipe 

225gm soft butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 cups flour (can substitute with a gluten free flour mix)

2 TBsp cinnamon

1 TBsp mixed spice

Cream the soft butter in a mixer then add the remaining ingredients, stirring together well. Form the mixture into a roll, wrap in gladwrap and place in the fridge until firm. Roll out dough and cut into shapes. Bake at 180 degrees Celicus for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden looking. Ice when cool.

 

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