In a word: stunning. These Gingerbread House Cookies from SweetAmbs are a site to behold. Amber breaks down the steps to make these cookies in the instructions below, and all the supplies you’ll need are right here. Watch the video at the bottom of the page for a little extra visual help, too!

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Gingerbread House Cookies

Gingerbread House Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 batch gingerbread cookies
  • 1 batch royal icing
  • House-shape cookie cutter
  • Small round cookie cutter (about 1-1/4”)
  • 15-second count royal icing in yellow, light pink, light blue, dark blue, light green, dark pink and white (test the consistency by taking a spoonful of icing out of the bowl and dropping it back in. It should take about 15 seconds for the icing to be completely smooth)
  • 12” decorating bags
  • Decorating tip number 1, 2 and 3
  • Couplers
  • Scriber needle or toothpick
  • Square-tip brush

Directions

1) Cut cookies from a chilled sheet of gingerbread dough using a house-shape cutter and a small round cookie cutter.

2) Bake and cool cookies according to the recipe instructions.

3) Ice the windows with yellow 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Use a scriber needle or toothpick to help shape the icing.

4) Outline the door using light blue 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Apply a small amount of icing inside the outline, leaving a space for a window. Use a square-tip brush to spread the icing and add texture. Use the scriber needle or toothpick to draw wooden planks in the icing.

5) Fill in the window in the door with yellow 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Use the scriber needle or toothpick to help shape the icing.

6) Fill in the rest of the cookie with light pink 15-second count royal icing with a decorating tip 3. Use the scriber needle or toothpick to evenly distribute the icing. Allow the icing to dry about 2 hours.

7) Ice a small circle toward the top of the cookie with white 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Use the scriber needle or toothpick to help shape the icing. Apply 4 small dots of dark pink 15-second count royal icing with a decorating tip 2. Use the scriber needle or tooth pick to swirl the colors.

8) Pipe a ring of light green 15-second count royal icing with a decorating tip 2. Use the scriber needle or toothpick to drag the icing into small points all the way around, inside and outside the ring.

9) Outline the windows with light blue 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 1. Outline the door with white 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 1.

10) Add a door handle with dark pink 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2.

11) Pipe snow on the roof and on the window sills with white 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2.

12) Pipe trees under the windows using light green 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Use the scriber needle or toothpick to help shape the icing. Allow the icing to dry about 1 hour.

13) Use the scriber needle or toothpick to add small elongated dots of dark pink, dark blue and yellow 15-second count royal icing to the wreath.

14) Pipe dots of dark pink, dark blue and yellow 15-second count royal icing with a decorating tip 2 on the edges of the house.

15) Add snow to the trees and the bottom edge of the house white 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2.

16) Ice the small round cookie with white 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Add 5 sections of dark pink 15-second count royal icing with a decorating tip 2. Use the scriber needle or tooth pick to swirl the colors.

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  1. Andilisha Clemente said:

    Can someone direct me to good royal icing ??

  2. Elisa said:

    Where I can found the gingerbread cookie recipe. Thanks