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Easy Gingerbread House Dough Recipe – Category: Baking

Easy Gingerbread House Dough Recipe


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup ice cold water
  • royal icing, optional


  1. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes
  2. Add molasses and blend at low speed until incorporated, scraping the bowl once or twice during mixing
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, all spices and salt together, and add to the mixture
  4. Once incorporated, mixture will be dry and crumbly
  5. Add water to mixture until incorporated
  6. Cover the dough and chill overnight or at least 3 hours

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