Gingerbread house

Gingerbread House

A gingerbread house is always beautiful!

is the recipe for gingerbread and for a gingerbread house.

You can either just make gingerbread cookies

Without icing or other decorations, or gingerbread hearts with a nice decoration.

But the most beautiful thing you can do is a gingerbread house

You can glue the individual, cut-out parts of the house together with sugar icing, and decorate it as you like. With almonds, sugar pearls, sugar stars…

Gingerbread house

With the icing, you also make the “snow”.

Gingerbread house

The best way to do this is to fill the icing into a small plastic bag and then cut off a small corner.


You can make the spice mixture for gingerbread yourself, just as you like

Or you can buy a ready-made gingerbread spice mix.

I personally like the gingerbread more if it has a little less anise and star anise in it, but a little more cinnamon. Therefore, I make my own mixture.

Have fun decorating!


Gingerbread House

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Decorating time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Cake, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine German, Swiss
Servings 1 small gingerbread house


For the dough

  • 500 g flour
  • 100 g sugar preferably whole cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp gingerbread spice OR 2 tsp ground cinnamon,1/4 tsp ground coriander seeds, 1/8 tsp cloves powder, 1/8 tsp star anise powder, 1/8 tsp cardamom powder, 1 pinch of mace powder
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 200 g honey
  • 2 dl milk

For the icing

  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • ½ - 1 egg white
  • A few drops of lemon juice


For the gingerbread

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Mix flour, sugar, spices and baking powder
  • Add honey and milk and knead well
  • On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spread out the dough about 1 cm thick or cut out in any desired shape.
  • Bake at 180°C for about 20 minutes
  • Then cut into any shape and decorate as you like. With sugar icing, sugar beads, almonds etc.
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  • Or make a gingerbread house ?

For the icing

  • Mix well all the ingredients
    Pour the icing into a small plastic bag and then cut off a small corner. You can then use it to decorate the house.
Keyword gingerbread, gingerbread house

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