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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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