Can you believe that Christmas is just two weeks away?

We have been having fun over here enjoying the season and during the weekend

we took the time to bake some delicious Ginger Bread Houses.


We kept one more year our tradition of making with them

my kiddo’s adorable Christmas Village.


Today I’m sharing here our Ginger Bread Recipe and Free Printable Template for the houses.

Wait, there is more!

 I am also visiting my dear friend Jen over at Tatertots and Jello

and sharing there an adorable gift idea using this same recipe.

Make sure to visit with us when you are done here.

Busy day!


Ginger Bread Recipe
Serves: 2 to 3 houses
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Shortening.
  • 1 Cup Sugar.
  • 1 Cup Corn Syrup { Dark molasses or regular syrup works also }
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • 1 tap. Nutmeg
  • 1tsp. Cinnamon
  • 4 to 4½ Cup Flour { 1 Cup at a time }
  1. Melt the three first ingredients together in a pot over low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the next 5 ingredients.
  3. Then stir in the flour one cup at a time.
  4. Split the dough into manageable balls. Keep excess in warm temperature covered tight with plastic wrapping.
  5. Roll out about ¼" thick, cut pieces and bake at 375º F.


Here is the Small House Template

8×11 Ginger Bread Template Printable


We love Christmas and simple traditions just like this one makes

this magical Season even more special as we spend time together as families.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me and

for letting me share a little piece of our own Christmas with you all.



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7 Responses to Ginger Bread Recipe

  1. Linda E says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your receipe and templates for your gingerbread houses. I love your childrens gingerbread house, they are adorable.

  2. Wanda Ann says:

    These are adorable, I bet the kids had a fun time making them. Great kits idea!
    Love and Besos,
    Wanda Ann

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