Monday, December 15, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

Instead of making "real" gingerbread houses, the girls and I made gingerbread house cookies yesterday. We used the Betty Crocker gingerbread cookie mix (super good sale plus coupon made it a great deal) and this idea was on the back of the mix.

We cut out 8 squares and 8 triangles (for the roof) to make the cookies, and I made this icing (except I halved it). If I had planned this ahead of time it would have been fun to have some little candies or more colors of food coloring to decorate the cookies, but the girls had a great time with what I had on hand.

These cookies were so easy to make, required no special equipment or even cookie cutters and tasted good too. I think we'll definitely put these in the "make again next year" file. :)




6 comments:

M. said...

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Tracy said...

Cute Idea!!!!

Angie said...

So cute! I can never get "real" gingerbread houses to work out, so we like to do the simple ones too :)

Mother Hood said...

Nice to see someone make a homemade gingerbread house. I'm not much of a baker. So, I always end up buying a kit.

Serah said...

I got a gingerbread train kit at Target last week that Brady and I are going to make Friday night. He's so excited about it!

Sarah said...

Thank you for visiting me :)

Those are so cute!!!! I may have to look for that mix at the store.