Gingerbread House Recipe | How to make a Gingerbread House

How to make a Gingerbread House Recipe from scratch. A Christmas recipe, everything from the Gingerbread House Recipe, the Gingerbread House Template and the decorating.

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1 Stick | ½ Cup | 113g Butter
¾ Cup | 250g Golden Syrup, Molasses or Corn Syrup
4 tsp Ground Ginger
4 tsp Cinnamon
1¼ Cups | 250g Brown Sugar
6½ Cups | 810g Flour
1¼ Cups | 310ml Milk

2 Egg Whites
4 Cups | 500g Icing Sugar or Powdered Sugar

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In a small saucepan add the butter, molasses (or golden syrup or corn syrup), ground ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring until the butter has melted.
In a large mixing bowl measure out the flour. Pour the melted butter mixture into the bowl as well as the milk.
Using a wooden spoon or electric mixer mix until you have a combined dough. Cover the bowl and place into the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight to firm up.
Roll out the gingerbread dough between 2 sheets of nonstick paper until it is 1cm or ½ inch thick. Using the templates cut out the gingerbread house pieces.
Bake the house pieces in a 180C|350F oven for 15-20 minutes or until browned. Leave to cool completely before trying to assemble.
To make the royal icing add the egg whites and icing sugar or powdered sugar to a medium sized bowl. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, mix the ingredients together for 5-8 minutes until it is thick and bright white. Cover well to prevent drying out.
Decorate the gingerbread house pieces using a piping bag filled with the royal icing. Leave the pieces to dry for at least 6 hours or overnight before trying to assemble the house.
To assemble the house use a cake board or chopping board. Pipe the edges of the front, back and sides with the royal icing. Stick the pieces together, using a glass or mug for support. Leave the bottom of the house to dry for at least 4 hours before adding the roof.
Pipe the edges of the roof pieces with the icing and place on the top of the house, using glasses or mugs for support until it has dried. Pipe the bottom of the chimney pieces and stick them to the top of the house, followed by the side pieces. Pipe the bottom and side of the door to stick down, leaving it as opened or closed as you want. Leave the house to completely dry overnight.
Decorate the outside of the house using gingerbread men or trees or cinnamon sticks to look like wood. For a snow appearance use any leftover royal icing and spread it over the base outside the house. Once dry dust the whole house with icing sugar or powdered sugar.

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Nazneen Latif

I am here after reading the fiction "jannat ke pattay"

Aimee-louise Wilson

Thank you. This is so helpful and simple. What I was looking for. 🥰🥳


I just finished mine! Like some other folks, I had to add a bit more milk because the dough was dry. Also, if I do this again, I won't put the dough in the fridge before rolling and cutting, as that made it really stiff. My arm muscles got a great workout.

The template worked quite well! I had a feeling that I'd need more royal icing than the recipe called for so I made extra and was glad: I did need it. If this helps anyone else who, like me, doesn't have a piping bag and tips, a 25cc feeding syring (used to feed sick animals) works quite well as a substitute. It doesn't give you the same precision, but it works.

Shawna Xiyue Jiang

Hi Carina, I would like to make this but I have one question. How much extra royal icing is there left when done?

Dan Williams

I have made this n it is tooooo much flour it came out like bread I am so disappointed even much more than I needed I only used half of the dough smh 😪

adrian gil

I work at Target and I tell the customers to make them from scratch because we’re sold out since the first week of December. It’s far more rewarding to make something out of nothing.


As if I'm gonna be able to keep my cats off the surface for 2 to 3 days. Mine's gonna be a botched job 😂

Sara James

I really wanted to like this recipe, but I don't. The consistency was not right – I would have needed to add way more liquid. It also didn't taste good…at all. I know most gingerbread house recipes aren't made to be eaten, this is definitely one of them. It's a lot of work for something not to taste good. I do appreciate the template, it's a sweet, classic look.


I hope nobody else measures their flour like that. It's an easy way to ruin your recipe.


Help I'm a bit confused about the chimney am I supposed to be cut out two pieces of the angle into the small because I see a big piece I'm a little confused about it

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