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

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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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