Published On: Mon, Sep 28th, 2020

Mini gingerbread houses

Ho ho ho… Have a go at these cute mini gingerbread houses by AO Life!

A great bake to make with the kids, these mini gingerbread houses are the perfect way to start off the Christmas festivities!

mini gingerbread house

Mini gingerbread houses

Author AO Life



  • 500 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200 g honey, melted
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 25 g gingerbread spice mix
  • 120 g unsalted butter
  • 1 free-range egg
  • white icing pen
  • sugar shapes, to decorate
  • mini gingerbread house templates (see step 4)


  1. Combine the flour and bicarb in a bowl and set aside. Melt the honey in a pan over a low heat, then add the sugar and spice mix and stir until runny.

  2. Add the flour to the bowl of a stand mixer, followed by the honey mixture. Add the butter and egg, then combine until a stiff dough forms. Roll into a ball, then chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to 2-3mm thick.

  4. Using templates (you can find them online and print them out, or create your own), cut out little house shapes.

  5. Pop the shapes onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  6. Using a white icing pen, stick the sides together. Decorate with icing pens and use sugar shapes to decorate.

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