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Gingerbread cookie recipe with a twist

I think that is very necessary to take a time out and relax once in a while.  The kids now a days live a very stressful life, between school and after school activities, they do not have enough free time to really enjoy the simple things in life, and when they have a free time they spent it using their cellphones, computers, ipads, etc, etc. 

And this summer we try to relax and enjoy our free time doing fun and simple things...for a while I was wishing to make a Ginger bread house for my little Girl (not so little any more), and finally this summer we made it!!! It is just ADORABLE and DELICIOUS!! 

As a kindly warning make two recipes, because the cookies are so delicious that you should taste them. 

I am sharing with you the recipe we used  so you can start practice and when the Christmas time comes you will be an expert on making   Ginger bread cookies!!

You can see how to build the ginger bread house here

This is not the traditional ginger bread cookie recipe, we add a special touch..." A la Cookie Couture"



1 cup of flour

1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Koek and Speculaas
2  tbsp of dark brown sugar
7 tbsp of butter at room temperature 
1/4 cup of molasses


Ginger bread house cookie cutter

Baking tray lined with paper

This recipe is enough to make a small house. 


1)  Sift the flour and the baking powder into a mixing bowl, add all the spices and mix, then add the sugar and mix again. 

2) Add the butter  to the flour mix and using  the  tip of your fingers try to incorporate all the ingredients until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. 

Since you start sifting the ingredients the smell of your kitchen will be delicious.

3)  When everything is well incorporated make another well in the center and add the molasses and start mixing all the will be a little messy...just saying!!

When all the ingredients are well combined you will form a cookie dough with an even brown color. 

No Mixer necessary : )

4)  Rolled out the cookie dough to a 1/4 in of thickness, your cookies needs to be thinner than normal (because this cookies are kind of heavy and you don't need them to be super thick because it will be harder to build the house) put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Lined a baking tray with parchment paper.  Using a ginger bread house cookie cutter, cut out the pieces of the house and place them on the baking tray.

5)  Bake at 350 F for 10-13 minutes, let them cool.

Be in the look out for the next tutorial on "how to build and decorate the ginger bread house"