How to Decorate a Whimsical Gingerbread House

Gingerbread LARGE House Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
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All the colorful details add up to one fun cookie! This whimsical Gingerbread House will delight your holiday guests, but the simple details make it totally doable!! Pair with a simple candy cane and gingerbread man to create a totally sweet cookie set!

Cookie Yield

This is a large cookie. For a single batch of dough, you can make about 15 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, Deep Pink (just a dot to make the pastel pink for the nose), Sky Blue, Leaf Green, Coal Black, and Buckeye Brown (I mixed Buckeye Brown with Bright White to keep this a light 'gingerbready' brown color). 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.