Gingerbread Cookies and Houses!

Decorated gingerbread house
Decorated gingerbread house

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.

Rolling out gingerbread dough
Rolling out gingerbread dough

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.

Cutting out cookies while Mummo cuts out the gingerbread house parts
Cutting out cookies while Mummo cuts out the gingerbread house parts

Sophia used cookie cutters to make some cookies while Mummo cut out the gingerbread house pieces.

Tasting the cookie dough
Tasting the cookie dough

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 glued together and decorated the house a bit
Mummo glued together and decorated the house a bit

Mummo used melted sugar to glue the house together. She also did a bit of pre-decorating of the house pieces.

So excited to decorate and taste it all
So excited to decorate and taste it all

Decorating with candied cherries, candies, sprinkles, and icing. Use the icing to “glue” the decorations on.

Placing green and red cherries on
Placing green and red cherries on
Eating a cherry
Eating a cherry

Of course it’s important to taste all the decorations 🙂

Decorated gingerbread house
Decorated gingerbread house

Sophia’s and Mummo’s finished gingerbread house.

TIP: You can even dust it with powdered sugar for a light snow effect.

Decorated gingerbread house
Decorated gingerbread house