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Gingerbread House

Traeger Kitchen


Gingerbread House

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

8

Minutes

Serves

2 - 4

People

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What's this?

Build a magical home for the holidays that’s adorned with epic snow & Christmas candy.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Margarine

  • 1 1/2 Cup molasses

  • 10 Cup flour

  • 3 Teaspoon cinnamon

  • 3 Teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 Teaspoon ginger

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 Cup water

Steps

  • 1

    Cream margarine and sugar. Add molasses. Alternate dry ingredients with water.
  • 2

    You'll need to make 7 templates by drawing the dimensions out on butcher paper. Use the templates as a stencil to cut the dough into the required pieces.
  • 3

    Two front and rear walls: 5 inches high by 8 inches long. Cut out 2 windows from each wall, and 2 1/2 by 1 1/2-inch door in one.
  • 4

    Two side walls shaped like a house (triangle on a square): 5 inches high by 6 inches long, with a triangle 7 inches high on top (cut all in 1 piece). Cut 1 window out of each side.
  • 5

    Two overhanging roof pieces: 4 1/2 inches wide by 9 inches long.
  • 6

    One door: 2 1/2 inches high by 1 1/2 inches wide.
  • 7

    Roll out into quarter inch thick sheets and cut them into the shape of your gingerbread house using the templates.
  • 8

    When ready to cook, set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 9

    Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Let cool.
  • 10

    For frosting, whip ingredients on high speed with mixer until frosting forms peaks and holds its shape, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 11

    Assemble the house using the frosting as glue by setting them up on a cardboard base, and piping the royal icing at the joints with a medium plain tip from the inside.
  • 12

    Prop the sides up with glasses and let set for 30 minutes. Attach the roof pieces, using the icing in the same way.
  • 13

    Decorate with Royal Frosting and candy while you listen to Christmas music and visit with your friends and family
  • 14

    Makes 2 large size gingerbread houses.