Day 17: ‘Gingerbread House Cookies

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Don’t have time to put together an entire gingerbread house? Here’s an idea, make cookies and decorate those instead! Less time, less mess but still have so much fun!!

Happy Baking!

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Dough
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup full-flavor (dark) molasses
1 egg
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
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 1/2×10 1/2×1 inch, with heavy-duty foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at each end of pan.
  1. In large bowl, mix sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with spoon. Stir in all remaining Gingerbread Dough ingredients.
  1. Divide dough in half. Press each half of dough in pan.
  1. Bake gingerbread about 15 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched in center.
  1. Cool 5 minutes; carefully lift foil and gingerbread from pan.
  1. Cut gingerbread lengthwise in half, then crosswise 2 times to make 6 rectangles.
  1. 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.
  1. Decorate houses with frosting and candies.

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