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Gingerbread Cookie Houses

December 3, 2012

In the eyes of a munchkin, cookies + candy = is the perfect combination. For a mom, an entire gingerbread house means mess and stress. So, thus began the hunt for a giant gingerbread house cookie cutter. One big enough to feel like you’ve decorated an entire house without the haphazard assembly or toddler tears.


Give them as gifts, eat under a twinkly tree, or share them with Santa!

Tips: I used THIS cookie cutter set (that also includes a gingerbread family). My dear friend, Dani from Sweet Dani B, makes AMAZING cookies (see her youtube channel) and sells the handiest cookie decorating tool kit. The squeeze bottles coupled with tweezers for placing tiny decorations, makes the whole flawless-looking-cookie-thing effortless.


  • Reply Blaire December 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    oooo I love this! I need to order this for my nephew! How fun!

  • Reply Melissa December 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    gosh you are like the perfect mom and your blog is so dang cute and your outfits are gorgeous, yada yada, i could go on forever

  • Reply Laura at Simply Lowcountry December 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    so cute!!!!


  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life December 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    These are such a fun activity to do with kids or a group of friends!

  • Reply Leigh December 4, 2012 at 1:57 am

    This is completely adorable! I love this concept because I always get so many decorating ideas… Too many ideas to put on one house! But the front part is the most important anyway 😉 Now I could do multiple!

  • Reply Serena {Pretty Fluffy} December 4, 2012 at 7:15 am

    These look so amazing – pinning now!

  • Reply jaclyn @ December 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    What a great idea!! a ginerbread cookie house!! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Lynn Hovis December 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Just bought the cutters! Will use them next year when my boys are older, so excited! Love them! What a great idea! Thanks friend! 🙂

  • Reply Mariann December 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I got the cookie cutters today! YAY! Now I’m almost ready to start a’ building…. Do you have a particular gingerbread recipe that you follow?? Thanks for the adorable ideas!

    • Reply missy December 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      I used my favorite packaged mix from World Market. It’s not overly “gingery” and my boys love it (minus the babe, of course). wink wink

  • Reply Sue {munchkin munchies} December 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I LOVE the design of your cookie houses with all the peppermint trim…adorable!

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