One year we took an overseas family trip and in the middle of the hotel’s foyer was a life-sized gingerbread house. As you can imagine, there were plenty of bits taken off the biscuit bricks where people had wanted to taste it. Here are some ways to have the gingerbread house experience at home:
You can attempt to bake the biscuits from scratch by cutting them into the right shape or purchasing a dedicated gingerbread house cookie cutter set (think a kitchen shop or eBay).
Cadbury’s Chocolate Gingerbread House recipe: https://www.cadbury.com.au/chocolate-gingerbread-house.
I like the Aussie themed beach shack idea – where you use straight pretzel sticks for the roof, and decorate the gingerbread people in swimwear.
There’s a cute miniature version where you can balance the gingerbread house on the side of your mug of hot chocolate. You could also just make gingerbread cookies in the shapes of circles, stars and Christmas trees – optionally topped with Christmas themed sprinkles.
If you wanted to try an all-chocolate version, then look out for some instructions online like Cadbury’s Chocolate House recipe, or try using silicone moulds (eBay).
Alternative Non-Food Gingerbread Houses
If you’re not a confident baker or on a diet, then you might want to hunt down one of the hard to find but totes cute Lego Gingerbread Houses.
Alternatively, you may like to attempt building a Christmas themed model from Jekca – including a cute Santa Claus, Christmas tree, Christmas stocking pencil cup, snowman, deer, deer pencil cup and a gift box.
Crafty Gingerbread Houses
Craftgawker has lots of ideas for making paper and crafty gingerbread houses, from gift boxes, free printable colouring-in pages and other activities.
Please leave a comment and tell us about your gingerbread house plans: