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Gingerbread for the Holidays: From Gingerbread Houses to Gingerbread Cookies

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Stephanie Gallagher

How to Make a Gingerbread House:

There are basically four ways to make a gingerbread house:

  1. Bake the gingerbread, cut it into pieces using a template, assemble the house, and decorate.

  2. Buy a gingerbread house kit, which includes pieces of pre-made gingerbread. Some kits are also pre-assembled; others you have to put together yourself.

  3. Use graham crackers or Pop Tarts for the "gingerbread" house pieces. Assemble with icing, and decorate.

  4. Bake a gingerbread house cake using a gingerbread cake mold. Decorate.

Gingerbread House Recipes:

Here are the recipes you'll need to make dough for a gingerbread house or to make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers or Pop-Tarts.

Products for Making Gingerbread Houses:

Decorating and Storing Gingerbread Houses:

Recipes for Gingerbread:

Gingerbread isn't just for houses. These recipes for authentic gingerbread bring the taste of the holidays home.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipes:

From soft and chewy to classic gingerbread men to gluten-free and low-fat gingerbread cookies, there's a recipe here for everyone:

Special Diet Gingerbread Cookies

Other Gingerbread Recipes:

The flavor of gingerbread can make anything taste good. Here are some clever ways to enjoy this warm and spicy taste sensation.

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