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:











Gingerbread Houses & Professional Decorator Icing
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Gingerbread Houses or Cookies
  1. 6 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  5. 1 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
  6. 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  7. 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  11. 2 large eggs
  12. 1 cup molasses
Professional Decorator Icing
  1. 3/4 c. Crisco
  2. 3 Tbsp. water
  3. 1/2 tsp. salt
  4. 1 tsp. clear vanilla
  5. 4-4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp. almond extract
Gingerbread Houses or Cookies
  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in spices and salt, then eggs and molasses. Add flour mixture; combine on low speed. Divide dough in thirds, and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough 1/8-inch thick. Cut into shapes then transfer to prepared baking sheets.
  4. Freeze for 10 minutes before baking (or refrigerate for 15 minutes) Bake for 9-12 minutes. If you like a crisper cookie you can bake longer. I like them soft so I took them out at 9 or 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on wire racks.
Professional Decorator Icing
  1. Cream the Crisco and the salt together in an electric mixer..
  2. Gradually add 2c. of the powdered sugar, the water, vanilla, almond extract, and 2 remaining cups of powdered sugar.
  3. Beat at high speed on a 3 speed mixer or medium in a larger mixer. Avoid beating it too long or fast, you don't want to create air holes.
  1. Pure cane powdered sugar makes the best frosting.
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Thanks for stopping by dear friends!

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

I will be sharing some more Christmas decorating &

I have a couple of parties I am working on so make sure you

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Hopefully I will see you again soon!



December 5, 2012
December 7, 2012



  1. Janet

    December 6, 2012

    Oh, I wish I had the patience to make one…I’ve attempted several that were terrible flops. I’ll just stick to what I do best! Happy Holiday’s to you!

  2. Christina at I Gotta Create!

    December 6, 2012

    Oh wow! The house and snowflakes are gorgeous! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  3. Ann K

    December 7, 2012

    These are beautiful, what a wonderful art!!! The photo of the snowflakes is precious!! I will be pinning that photo too!!

  4. amber

    December 7, 2012

    I bet they weren’t as bad as you think…
    Happy Holidays Janet!

  5. amber

    December 7, 2012

    Thank you Christina! You are so sweet!

  6. amber

    December 7, 2012

    Thank you Ann!

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