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Gingerbread for Gingerbread House Kit

This recipe adapted from "Martha Stewart Living" (December 1995)

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Winter 2005



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  • Jane Tanner
    23 NOV, 2013
    I would put parchment paper down on the cookie sheet. Without it, my cookies cracked coming off.
  • katiereap
    5 DEC, 2008
    thank you!!! so smart! i just emailed them and they send me a link that brought me right to the templates. thanks so much!
  • VAWhite
    1 DEC, 2008
    My sister was having the same problem of not being able to get the templates. After many attempts, I finally figured out that you have to close the video (up in the right hand corner of the video) and the instructions will come up with the place to ask for the templates. Hope this helps.
  • katiereap
    30 NOV, 2008
    I really want to make these houses but cannot get the templates to come up! HELP!
  • cherigoldscheitter
    14 DEC, 2007
    You won't believe, but on the second batch i ran out of butter, and so i used margarine( I have no idea why i have it in my refrigerator, Inever use it! ) But the dough was much nicer to work with, and the icing recipe i found is just 4 egg whites, 4 cups powdered sugar and a drop of extract, i used peppermint oil, yum! No mereingue powder, no problem PERFECT!
  • cherigoldscheitter
    13 DEC, 2007
    We have made gingerbread houses as gifts for teachers when our oldest two were in preschool. Our oldest is in fifth grade now, so it has become a tradition. We have fun , eat some candy and talk about the teachers and it helps to build respect for them and a great time to talk to your kids about all kinds of things as you work together! Can't wait to try a new dough recipe!! thank you!
  • kimandkids
    27 NOV, 2007
    My two girls - ages 3 and 2 and I have been working on the gingerbread recipe all day,( baking time and diaper duty involved) we might get around to decorating our houses tonight. I'm so excited to see how they turn out!
  • Kikiak
    7 NOV, 2007
    I have been make a gingerbread house and cookies with my nieces and nephew every year for the past 5 years. I know they look forward to it every Christmas. What a great family tradition, and I will pass the recipe on to them someday. :)

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