1-2-3 Gingerbread Houses

1-2-3 Gingerbread Houses

Start a tradition of making gingerbread houses with family or friends. The decorating is fun and easy enough for kids of all ages!

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

houses

Gingerbread Dough
1
cup sugar
1
cup shortening
1
cup full-flavor (dark) molasses
1
egg
4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
Icing
1
tub (16 ounces) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Assorted candies and cereals, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with heavy-duty foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at each end of pan. In large bowl, mix sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with spoon. Stir in all remaining Gingerbread Dough ingredients. Divide dough in half. Press half of dough in pan.
  2. Bake gingerbread about 15 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 5 minutes; carefully lift foil and gingerbread from pan.
  3. Cut gingerbread lengthwise in half, then crosswise 2 times to make 6 rectangles. Cut angles from 2 corners of each rectangle to form roof of house. (The corners make good nibbles.) Cool completely, about 1 hour. Repeat with remaining dough. Decorate houses with frosting and candies.
Makes 12 houses
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Purchasing
Shop candy stores or the candy section of supermarkets to find an array of goodies to create fun houses.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 House)
  • Calories 610
    • (Calories from Fat 215),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 95g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.