Who doesn’t love making gingerbread houses during the holidays? While making everything from scratch can be fun it’s not always feasible when kids are involved. That’s where No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids by Lisa Turner Anderson comes in handy. check it out for lots of fun gingerbread house ideas. I think the cozy cabin is especially darling (pictured above).
Cozy Cabin Instructions
1 batch white royal icing with about 1/2 cup tinted dark yellow
44 pirouette cookies
Decorations: Spearmint Leaves
1. Using royal icing, make one side of the roof by “gluing” three whole crackers together in a row along the long edges. Glue a quarter cracker across each seam to help the pieces stay together. Repeat to make the second side of the roof. Set aside the two roof pieces to dry.
2. To make the front of the house, glue two three-quarters graham crackers together along the longer sides. Glue the long side of a horizontal point piece along the top of the two crackers. Glue a quarter cracker across each seam to help all the pieces stay together. Repeat to make the back of the house.
3. Make one side of the house by gluing two three-quarters crackers together along the long edges. Glue a quarter cracker across the seams. Repeat to make the second side.
4. Glue the four sides together to make the house, making sure the quarter seam crackers are on the inside of the house.
5. Glue a pirouette cookie along the bottom of the house front. One ned of the cookie should be even with the left edge of the house and the other end should stick out past the ridge edge. Glue another cookie on top of the first cookie, staggering it so that the end sticks out past the left edge. Keep adding cookies this way on all sides of the house. You will need to cut some of the cookies to fit the top front and top back of the house.
6. Pipe icing along the slanted rooflines and gently place each roof piece on top of the house, making sure the quarter seam crackers are on the inside. Cover the roof with icing and add icicles made of icing to the front eaves.
7. Make the windows and door out of pretzel sticks. Fill in the windowpanes with dark yellow icing. Glue graham sticks upside down to make the porch.
8. To make a pine tree, glue a sugar cone upside down next to the cabin. Cut spearmint leaves into two layers and stick the layers in rows on the cone. Repeat to make a second pine tree.