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Real Gingerbread House

21 Dec

This is the first time I have ever made the gingerbread for a gingerbread house instead of using a pre-made kit or simply using graham crackers. We ate half of the gingerbread when it was fresh and warm out of the oven then used the rest for the house.

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Here is the recipe:


Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Bars 


1/2 cup butter, softened (save wrapper)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

3/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup molasses

little bit of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and salt

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Line jelly roll pan with parchment paper and rub with the butter wrapper, set aside

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.  Stir in egg, vanilla and molasses.  Whip 1-2 minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until dry ingredients are just combined.  Press into prepared pan and bake 20-22 minutes or until edges are barely starting to brown.  Cool completely.