Gingerbread House Facade

Gingerbread House Facade

  • Preparation 1 h 30 min
  • Cooking 13 min
  • Chilling 3 h
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 3 facades or 1 facade and 7 dozen holiday cookies
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut-free

Categories

Ingredients

  • Cookie

    • 3 ½ cups (525 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 tbsp ground ginger
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ¾ cup (170 g) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup (210 g) brown sugar
    • ½ cup (125 ml) molasses
    • 1 egg
  • Windows

    • 5 candies (Life Savers-style), crushed and separated by colour (see note)
  • Icing

    • 1 egg white
    • 1 ½ cups (195 g) icing sugar
    • Decorative candies (optional)

Preparation

  • Cookie

  • Windows

  • Icing

Note from Ricardo

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We used individually wrapped candies, which kept our workspace neater when we crushed them using a rolling pin. As well, one candy is just the right amount to fill each window opening.

Don’t hesitate to mix the dough directly on a floured work surface; the flour will be completely absorbed by the dough and once chilled, the dough rolls out very easily.

Bake the cookies for 8 minutes for a tender texture and 10 minutes for crispier cookies.

Personal Note