How to Decorate a Stenciled Gingerbread House

This gingerbread house design is perfect for the decorator that doesn't have a lot of extra time. Use a stencil to quickly start the design. Piping accents add a pop of color and take the cookie to the next level.

Cookie Yield

This is a medium cookie. For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping the Royal Icing


For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).

This cookie set has 6 icing colors. I used Bright White, Christmas Red, Deep Pink (just a dot to make the pastel pink for the nose), Sky Blue, Leaf Green (dark for the holly), and Leaf Green + a dot of Lemon Yellow for the icing base. l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.


For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.