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Eggless Gingerbread House Recipe

Gayathri Kumar
Eggless Gingerbread House Recipe will help you create a beautiful gingerbread house from scratch and will also help you nail it.
Course Cookies
Cuisine America


  • 600 gm Maida
  • 1.5 tbs Cinnamon
  • 1.5 tbs Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 180 gm Butter
  • 150 gm Brown Sugar
  • 225 gm Molasses
  • Vanilla


  • Beat together butter, sugar, molasses and vanilla.
  • In another bowl, combine together maida, cinnamon, ginger and baking soda.
  • Add the dry mix to the butter mixture and combine to form a slightly crumbly dough.
  • Divide into four portions, wrap them in cling film and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Once the dough is firm enough to be handled, take one portion at a time.
  • Roll it between parchment papers or cling film to ¼” thickness.
  • Place the house template and cut the shape out.
  • Carefully transfer them to baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 175C.
  • Bake the cookie cut outs, one tray at a time for 8-10 minutes.
  • Once the sides start browning, remove from oven and allow them to cool completely in the tray itself.
  • You can store the baked pieces in an airtight box for a week before assembling.
  • While assembling, use royal icing to first decorate the panels.
  • You can even colour the royal icing to make amazing designs. To keep it simple, just use the plain white icing.
  • Once the designs are completely cool and firm to touch, it is time to assemble.
  • Start with a side. Place support on both sides of the piece, apply royal icing on the base of the piece as well as on the base board.
  • Allow it to completely set. It should be firm to touch.
  • Now add the pieces that join this initial piece. Every time you add a piece, make sure to pipe royal icing on the sides of the piece and the base.
  • Whenever you add a new piece, give it time to set before adding additional pieces.
  • Add roof once all the base pieces are assembled. Have ample support on both sides so that the roof doesn’t slide off.
  • Then add the roof for the side rooms again giving them enough time to set.
  • Arrange the chimney separately and add it once the roof is set.
  • Add more royal icing for the ground around the house.
  • And now it is time to allow the house to set completely.
  • Place it in a shelf overnight.
  • Next day, sprinkle icing sugar on the house using a sifter.
  • Now your gingerbread house is ready!
Keyword Eggless Gingerbread House Recipe