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Have A Gingerbread Kind of Christmas!

Annie's Gingerbread Page is packed full of Gingerbread things! You will find recipes,
history about Ginger, information about Hansel & Gretal and even some game & activity ideas.

Make a Candy Castle! Good Housekeeping's Gingerbread House plans include recipes fpr Spicy Gingerbread Dough, Ornamental Frosting, printable templates,plus decorating and assembly instructions.

This very cute Gingerbread House has complete directions including a pattern,
the recipe and careful assembly and decorating directions.

At Gingerbread Lane you'll find gingerbread and icing recipes, construction tips,
a pattern, tips on preserving houses and photos of a fun gingerbread train.

The Pastry Wiz Gingerbread House includes a gingerbread dough recipe,
templates, directions for building, decorating and adding lights!

From Disney's Family.Com - Get the complete construction details for an
Alpine Sugar Chalet . This would be a great weekend family project!

If you'd like to create a holiday house without the gingerbread, see Kraft's Graham Cracker House.

Or, check out the Sugar Cube House at Martha Sugar cubes and royal icing serve as the
bricks and mortar, the roof is made of peppermint sticks, and jellybeans line the windows!

Mr.Food has directions for a lavish Gingerbread House with recipes
for the gingerbread and the icing plus step by step assembly.

Build and design your own Gingerbread House with these
Basic Patterns for a Gingerbread House and Chimney to help with the construction.
Print out each piece and cut around the template on the gingerbread
to create a design for your house.

While the gingerbread house is a traditional favorite, gingerbread can be fashioned into other festive creations too. See the High Plains Journal website for a gingerbread recipe and directions for a charming Sugarplum Sleigh sitting on a platter of marshmallow candy snow. See their Gingerbread Circle of Friends for cute ideas for decorating gingerbread people too.

Land o' Lakes Gingerbread House Cookies have a delicate, subtle ginger flavor that will
appeal to all ages. Give them a personal touch by decorating with assorted candies and glaze.

The Ultimate Gingerbread website is dedicated to the Gingerbread House builder. It's a place to get Gingerbread House ideas, check out Gingerbread House photos, view a large selection of Gingerbread House patterns, get Gingerbread House recipes or join a Gingerbread e-mail group! The site is designed to encourage the beginner and inspire the advanced builder.

Use this recipe to make gingerbread people for eating or hanging!

Classic Gingerbread People

These edible gingerbread cookies can also be hung on the tree. Remember to make the holes before you bake them!
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Preparation -
In a large bowl combine sugar, butter or margerine, molasses and beaten egg. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to first mixture. Beat at medium speed until well-mixed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough 1/8" thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet...leaving a space between each cookie. Using a plastic drinking straw, make a hole in the top of each cookie. Reroll the trimmings and repeat. Bake 8 minutes at 350║ or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire racks to cool.
Combine confectioners sugar with just enough milk to make a thick icing. Fill a pastry bag with a writing tip and decorate completely cooled cookies. You can also use raisins, small candies, etc. for decorating. Tie a small piece of thin ribbon thru hole for hanging

Gingerbread from Amazon.Com...

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