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Gingerbread Houses

As promised yesterday in my Gingerbread Christmas Brunch post, today,

I am sharing with you my Gingerbread House & Professional Decorator Icing Recipes.

I have included the House Pattern for download it prints out on 8 1/2 x 11 paper

and looks like this:

{Click on  “Gingerbread House Pattern” download}

Gingerbread House Pattern

Gingerbread Houses & Cookies

Gingerbread Houses & Cookies Recipe
Dessert, Christmas, Cookies, Gingerbread, Houses
  
Ingredients
  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c shortening
  • 3/4 c full-flavor molasses
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 3 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Decorator Icing
  • Assorted candies, non-perils, nuts, cereal, crackers, or anything else you would like to decorate with.
Directions
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease jelly roll pans as needed.
  • Mix brown sugar, shortening, and molasses in a large bowl. Stir in the cols water. Stir in remaining ingredients except for frosting & assorted candies.
  • Roll dough out with a rolling pin to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out accordingly {use my pattern on my Gingerbread Houses Post}.
  • Bake 1 pan at a time for 15 minutes. Cool Completely.
  • Use the decorating frosting on the edges to build the house & decorate with candy.
  • * Hint: Crushed up hard candy or suckers melts perfectly in the windows to create a stained glass effect. Just add it before baking.

Decorator Icing

Decorator Icing Recipe
Dessert, Frosting, Decorator, Professional
  
Ingredients
  • 1 c. Crisco
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. (4 c.) sifted powder sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. water (or enough to create the correct consistency)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
Directions
  • In a large bowl or kitchen aid, cream together the Crisco and the salt. Add 2 c. of the powdered sugar gradually. Then add the water, vanilla, & almond extract. Add the remaining powdered sugar gradually. Beat just until blended.
  • Hints:
  • * If to thick, add more water.
  • *Do not beat to hard or for to long, it creates air-bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by dear friends!

As always, it was so wonderful to see you today.

I will be sharing some more Christmas decorating &

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