gingerbread: santa’s workshop

recipe link: http://www.marthastewart.com/258923/gingerbread-for-gingerbread-house-kit

all gingerbread is from martha stewart! we found a royal icing recipe online that used egg whites and cream of tartar. for the stained glass trees (super fun by the way), i just cut out shapes from dough, cut a space from the middle, and filled the spaces with smashed jolly ranchers. then basically just baked until the dough was cooked through. don’t forget parchment paper for this!!

ali and i spent a solid 10 hours on this project! SUPER FUN.

gingerbread recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unsulfured molasses
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
  2. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in spices and salt. Beat in eggs and molasses.
  3. Add flour mixture; mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Divide dough into thirds and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, or using template instructions, if desired. Place dough shapes on ungreased baking sheets; chill until firm, about 15 minutes. Bake 15 minutes, or until gingerbread is firm in the center, but not dark around the edges.
  5. Click here for our Gingerbread House template and Gingerbread House Kit instructions.

 

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