While the origins of this fun “holiday” are unknown, Dec. 12 is Gingerbread House Day! Just in time for the holidays, today is the perfect opportunity to get your creativity on and build yourself a fabulous gingerbread house!
Elaborate or simple, big or small, nothing gets the little ones into the holiday spirit like building and designing their very own homemade home! Usually comprised of delicious gingerbread and decorated with colorful candies and icing, gingerbread houses can be made by scratch or with store-bought kits.
Some businesses, organizations and churches around the country host gingerbread house contests and workshops too. This holiday season, gather up the kids and start a new family tradition.
Gingerbread House Recipes and Directions
- 20 Free Gingerbread House Patterns, Templates & Recipes for the Holidays – From helpful decorating tips, how-to’s, recipes and templates, everything you ever needed to know about gingerbread houses in one location.
- How to Make a Gingerbread House – Bree gives you easy, step-by-step instructions with photographs on how to build your one-of-a-kind gingerbread house!
- 1-2-3 Gingerbread Houses Recipe – You’ll need all-purpose flour, baking soda, dark molasses, an egg, sugar, shortening, Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting and assorted candies.
- Easy Gingerbread House Dough Recipe – You’ll need all-purpose flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sugar, salt, molasses, eggs and shortening for this recipe.
- Debbie’s Gingerbread House Dough Recipe – Besides the house, Royal Icing and lollipop windows recipes are also included.
- Gingerbread House – This recipe calls for creamed honey or honey spread, rye and all-purpose flour, spices, almonds, egg whites, lemon juice and powdered sugar.
And speaking of gingerbread, check out these amazing homemade gingerbread cookie recipes perfect for the holidays! Dec. 12 is also Poinsettia Day and National Ding-a-Ling Day! And speaking of the holidays..
- 31 Decadent Chocolate Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Holidays
- 50 Christmas Cookie Recipes – The Best Homemade Cookies for the Holidays
- 25 Best Homemade Gingerbread Cookie Recipes for Christmas
- 25 Gourmet Fruitcake Recipes
- 20 Free Gingerbread House Patterns, Templates & Recipes for the Holidays
- Holiday Hazards & Dangers for Pets