What better to do while counting down the days to Christmas than do some baking. My mom, Mummo (Grandma in Finnish), really wanted to make a gingerbread house with Sophia this year.
There are many different ways to make gingerbread houses but this recipe is fairly close to what Mummo makes. For recipe click here. If you want to make the yard and all the trees and animals then double the recipe.
Sophia used cookie cutters to make some cookies while Mummo cut out the gingerbread house pieces.
The best part of baking is taste testing 🙂
Bake the house pieces and cookies as the recipe states. After the pieces are cooled off you can glue the pieces together.
Mummo used melted sugar to glue the house together. She also did a bit of pre-decorating of the house pieces.
Decorating with candied cherries, candies, sprinkles, and icing. Use the icing to “glue” the decorations on.
Of course it’s important to taste all the decorations 🙂
Sophia’s and Mummo’s finished gingerbread house.
TIP: You can even dust it with powdered sugar for a light snow effect.