1Mix all dry ingredients well, flour and spices. Melt butter in a small sauce pot over a low heat, add sugar and molasses let cool a bit then add the eggs. Stir mixture well and add to the dry flour mixture. Mix in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment until a ball forms. I wrap in 2 individual packages, place in the refrigerate for one hour. Then I roll out on a flour dusted parchment paper.
2Cut out into desired shapes.Baking depends on if they are for eating or building.
Eating, bake about 15 minutes at 325.
Building 20-25 minutes at 325.
3 tablespoons of Meringue powder or dried egg whites
1 box 10x powder sugar
6 tablespoon hot/warm water
Place all ingredients in a standing mixer with whisk attachment and beat for about 12 minutes until light and fluffy. It takes about 2 ~ 3 batches of icing to do one regular house.
Gingerbread House Info
I make my patterns or I get them out of books
Once I decided on a house, I copy my pattern
Cut pattern out
Make the dough
roll out and cut out pieces 2 roof sides, back, front, 2 sides
bake dough, cool
get candy for houses ~ I collect all year
get a board for house ~ I use a thick foam board
Make one batch of icing
make another batch of icing