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Mini Gingerbread Cookies House

In this comprehensive step-by-step tutorial, we present the ultimate guide on how to bake and assemble your very own mini gingerbread house. This delightful DIY project is perfect for beginners and baking enthusiasts alike. Follow along as we provide you with clear instructions and helpful tips to create an adorable, edible masterpiece. 

Starting off with our simple gingerbread recipe, you'll learn how to mix the perfect dough and achieve that lovely spiced aroma we all know and love. We'll guide you through the baking process, ensuring your gingerbread pieces are crisp, yet sturdy enough to withstand assembly. 

Once your gingerbread pieces are baked to perfection, we'll dive into the exciting world of assembling a mini gingerbread house. Our easy-to-follow instructions will walk you through each step, from using royal icing as mortar to securely joining the walls, roof, and all the charming details together. 

Discover invaluable tips and tricks for decorating your mini gingerbread house with festive candies, gumdrops, icing, and more. Let your creativity flow as you add personalized touches, making your gingerbread house truly one-of-a-kind. Your family and friends will be amazed at the end result!

Whether you're hosting a holiday party, looking for a fun family activity, or simply want to embrace your inner baker, our DIY Mini Gingerbread House guide has got you covered. Join us on this enchanting baking adventure and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to impress and indulge in the magic of gingerbread!

Don't waste another moment; dive into the world of miniature gingerbread homes today. Follow our easy baking and assembly guide, and experience the joy of crafting your very own edible winter wonderland. Happy baking!


- 1 cup all-purpose flour

- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

- 2 tablespoons molasses

- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

2. In another bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and vanilla extract, mixing well.

3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

5. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Use mini gingerbread house templates or cut out small rectangles and triangles for the house pieces.

6. Place the cut-out pieces on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

7. Allow the cookies to cool completely before assembling.


1. Use royal icing (a mix of powdered sugar and egg whites) as glue to attach the house pieces together. Let it set for a few minutes.

2. Decorate your mini gingerbread house with additional royal icing, candies, or sprinkles.

3. Allow the icing to fully set before handling or displaying your adorable mini gingerbread house.

Enjoy your festive and delicious creation!