Mini Gingerbread Houses

Mini Gingerbread House Submitted by maiah03
Mini Gingerbread House Submitted by maiah03

This recipe yields 5 to 6 mini gingerbread houses to perch on coffee or hot cocoa cups for the holidays.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice 1/4 teaspoon cloves 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar


Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar, add in egg and molasses then dry ingredients; wrap and chill dough for a few hours before rolling out thinly between wax paper. House instructions: Make a little cardboard cutout of the front (will also be used for the back), little wall cutout (you'll need 2 squares per house) and a longer rectangle for the roof panels (you'll need 2). Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes or until walls are well done and not soft. I eyeballed my houses; for a more accurate little house, maybe break out a ruler or look up templates/complicated instructions online ;) Royal Icing: This is fool-proof: Mix 1 lb (4 cups) powdered sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and 3 egg whites. Whip at high speed at least 7 minutes and keep covered when not decorating (hardens and dries quick). Decorate as desired!