It’s time to put to use use our Ginger Bread Recipe again. 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.

Ginger Bread Recipe
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Cook time
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Serves: 2 to 3 houses
  • 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.


Here is a Gift Idea that you can do using these Ginger Bread Houses!

Click HERE to make a Ginger Bread House Kit


Also  check out these favorite 25 Edible Neighbor Gifts.

Trust me they are awesome!

25 Edible Homemade Gifts over at

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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