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Gingerbread House

Traeger Kitchen

Gingerbread House

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

8 Minutes

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


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    • 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.

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