5 Gingerbread House Ideas with Recipes


I got an e-mail from Rachel wanting some inspiration on gingerbread houses. Girl, I hit the mother load! You are not going to believe what I found blog-jogging. Here you go, have fun!

How to Make a Gingerbread House Skyscrapper

How To Make a Gingerbread House

1. The Farmer’s Wife has gone above and beyond with several tutorials on how to make an amazing gingerbread house.

Light Up Gingerbread House Recipe and Tutorial

2. Synergy Mom hooked us up with an amazing tutorial complete with candy windows that light up! {{fabulous}}

gingerbread house tutorial

3. Here’s Random Ramblings version, I’m loving the light post.

Gingerbread House Ideas

Lord of the Rings Gingerbread House Ideas

4. Dianasaur has several different Gingerbread House Ideas with many styles to choose from: Christmas Chalet, Country Chapel, and Candy Cottage. Wow!

How to Make a Gingerbread House DIY

5. Tracy’s version is incredible! Are those “Merry Christmas” pretzels!

Mini Gingerbread Houses

6.  Mini Gingerbread Houses ~ Depending on the ages of your kids this is a project that you could start, by building the house and then let them go to town decorating! All you need in addition to the candy decoration is graham crackers, icing and a knife to cut the graham crackers! Small enough that each member of the family can have their own!


7.  The Best Gingerbread Glue Recipe ~ If you have a great icing “glue” then your gingerbread house will turn out every time.  Here’s a great recipe that is perfect to use with kids because it dries in about 10 seconds!


8.  Mini Gingerbread Houses ~ If you love mini, then you’ll love this template for making mini gingerbread houses!  {score}


9.  How to Make a Gingerbread House ~ Here’s a great recipe for icing, plus tips and tricks that are tried and true to help make your gingerbread house decorating enjoyable!

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What Did I Miss?

I’d love to know what other holiday recipes you are looking for and want to make this holiday season.  Leave a comment below. I also take requests, so if you’re looking for a specific recipe let me know in the comments.

I have more gingerbread recipes here…

12 Amazing Gingerbread Recipes to Make12 Gingerbread Recipes for Great Gingerbread Houses and Men

Plus, check out these gingerbread house ideas…

Gingerbread House Ideas and Recipes8 Gingerbread Houses To Make

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  1. These houses are great! My friend built a huge gingerbread house this year and donated it to our kids school. The class with the most nights of reading won it to eat. It was amazing hearing all the ooos and ahhhhs from the kids when they saw the house wheeled into the gym! My friend is very shy but you could see the pride on her face as the kids cheered! I felt very proud for her!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. I had a lot of fun making the house with my daughter. We will be doing this again next year. I enjoyed looking at all the other houses.

  3. Those are amazing! How in the world did she keep that first one from toppling over! It’s awesome!

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