Gingerbread House City

This Christmas, make a snowy cookie city of gingerbread houses. It's an easy Christmas decoration the kids can help make.


Gingerbread Snow Globe City

+ enlarge image Gingerbread cookie house village. Get the gingerbread recipe

 

Download the template for the gingerbread cookie city.

Step-by-Step

+ enlarge image Scoring the cookie dough makes it easier to separate the cookies after baking.
  • Carefully score cookie dough with a sharp knife without slicing all the way through.
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  • Use a wire rack to give your gingerbread house the look of brickwork.
  • Remove excess dough scraps.
+ enlarge image Add siding to your gingerbread house using a dough scraper.
  • Use a dough scraper as a straightedge to create siding on your gingerbread house.
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  • Use a plastic tool to score doors, windows, and other desired details.
+ enlarge image Powdered sugar makes a snowy effect on gingerbread houses.
  • After baking, sprinkle powdered sugar over cooled cookies. Use your fingertips to gently rub in the sugar to create a snow-dusted look.
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  • Arrange the cookies in a large glass jar filled with 2 to 3 inches of granulated sugar to serve as a foundation for the cookie houses.
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