Let your inner architect shine and build yourself a gingerbread house from scratch. Not only will you assembly skills shine, but your inner chef will have their moment as well! Follow the recipe below to learn how.
2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups molasses
8 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
5 tbsp ground cloves
5 tbsp ground cinnamon
5 tbsp ground ginger
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl and mix until it’s smooth. Next, mix in the molasses and eggs.
In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and spices).
Add the dry mixture into the bowl you set aside, and mix with your hands to form a stiff dough consistency.
Once you have reached the desired dough consistency, divide the dough it into 2 pieces.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough. Cut it into desired shapes for your house (keep in mind you will need a base, a front and back, two walls and two roof pieces!) and place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until edges start to brown. It is easier to work with if it is firmer.
Wait for them to cool entirely before using them to assemble your house.
Assemble your gingerbread house, and enjoy the fun!