There’s just something so great about homemade gingerbread houses. And trust me, I’m all for going and buying a pre-made one, but when it comes to Christmas, I always like to make at least one myself!
*update 2015: here’s one of two i made this year, to decorate with my family. and as you can see, it’s not mixed as well as my previous years….haha(see below)! in my defense, my mixer (i have an old school one) broke on me, and i kinda got tired of mixing it by hand, called it good, and threw it in the oven…my bad. so make sure to mix ingredients WELL! 🙂
I am sounding crazy, I know. But I really wanted to prove to myself I could do it. I followed my Grandma Huber’s recipe and used the easy-peasy cardboard pattern (my mom cut out for me-she is so great) to cut it after pulling it out of the oven…
It is SUPER important to cut the gingerbread right when it comes out of the oven and is still soft. If you wait, it will get too hard and break if you try to cut it!