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Gingerbread House Dough
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This gingerbread dough is flavorful and full-bodied. It holds a good structure for building gingerbread houses or making gingerbread men.

Course: Christmas dessert, Dessert, Dessert - Cookies, gingerbread
Cuisine: European
Keyword: gingerbread house, gingerbread house tutorial
Servings: 1 pound
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • pinch salt
  1. In a large bowl using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, molasses, and vanilla.

  2. Slowly incorporate the ginger, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and all-purpose flour until the mixtures comes together to form a soft dough.

  3. Divide the dough in half and wrap well in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours before rolling, OR freeze for up to 2 months.

  4. When cutting and baking, roll the dough to ¼" thickness and cut your desired shapes.

  5. Preheat oven to 350-degrees and bake the dough pieces on parchment lined baking sheets for approximately 20-25 minutes.

  6. Cool completely and air dry the dough for several days before decorating with royal icing.

  7. See  https://kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/gingerbread-house-tutorial/ for full instructions for making and assembling the gingerbread house.

Recipe Notes

For making gingerbread houses, make at least 4 batches.