Ginger less bread house

My apologizes... I do not know why did I did that  this post appear with no instructions, I think I forgot to save it...oops!!!

O.k. here are the instructions again!!

Last winter I had the chance to made a lot of Christmas cookies, but I haven't get the chance to make the post for the tutorials, so little by little I will be sharing them with you!!

I know it is still July, but in a blink of an eye, we will be setting our ovens to 350  F and preparing Christmas cookies, so I hope this tutorial will inspire you!!

You will need:

*  Foolproof Cookie recipe
*  Ginger bread house cookie cutter
*  Jolly Rancher candies
*  Firm royal icing
*  Mortar
*  Pastry bag, coupler and decorating tip #3
*  m& m's
*  Candy canes or other candies to decorate
*  Bake trays
*  Parchment paper


1)  Prepare your cookie dough, click here for the recipe: FPR

2)  Cover your tray with parchment paper.

3)  Crush your candies using  a mortar to form tiny candy pieces.

4)  Cut out the pieces to build you house.

5)  Put the candy crushes on the window holes and in one door.

6)  Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes, you have to bake some extra minutes than you do for your regular cookies, you want to be sure your cookies are golden and not soft.

7)  Let them cool in the tray for some minutes, and carefully peel them out from the paper.

8)  Prepare your firm royal icing and put it in a pastry bag with tip #3.  Click here for the instructions: FRI

9)  Using your royal icing as glue, build your house and let it dry for some 20 minutes, before you start decorating it. 

10)  I decorate this house in a very simple way, I want that the focal point will be the stain glass window.

I hope you can see better the stein glass effect, in this picture you can not appreciate it very well, but it is truly beautiful!!

I put an electric candle inside and use it as a little lamp in my kitchen, I think this house will be a lovely gift for a dear friend. 

I will try to make a real ginger bread house soon and share it with you!!

FPR= Foolproof Recipe

FRI= Firm Royal Icing

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  1. Hola Lupita, como estas??
    Ahhhh, fabulosa idea!!! Me encanto muchas graciasss!!! Que clase de dulces son? y en cuanto tiempo se derriten?

    Ahhhh, great idea!!! I love it thank you!! -- what kind of candy is it? and at what temp do you melt them at??

  2. Did you got my response?? They are jolly ranchers

  3. Hola Lupita, gracias!!--no I didn't get it...and when I click on 'casa de Jenjibre' it tells me that the page doesn't exist...(??)


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