The Tiniest Gingerbread Houses for your Mug

Die allersüßesten Mini-Lebkuchenhäuschen

I honestly can’t imagine Christmas without gingerbread. Every year at the end of November I am faithfully going to make gingerbread of some kind. Be it to decorate the Christmas tree, traditional gingerbread men, or be it gingerbread cut into stars, angels, and stockings. Today I am going to present the cutest mini gingerbread houses you can decorate your mugs with. Prefect for a dinner invitation or as a gift. You can print out the mini houses here.

Die allersüßesten Mini-LebkuchenhäuserI do agree that anything made from gingerbread requires a lot of work, but I feel nothing says Christmas more. I really do enjoy starting the season this way. Gingerbread may require a lot of work, but there is one advantage to it, you can take a break after every stage and you can make gingerbread in advance. You can easily store the gingerbread dough for a week in your fridge. Undecorated gingerbread will also keep for weeks if stored in an airtight container, and even fully decoarted gingerbread is safe for consumption. Mind you, I at least happily munch away my Christmas tree decoration every year after Christmas. So I invite you to decorate some gingerbread with some friends. Have them come over, prepare some hot cocoa and just give it a go!

Die allersüßesten Mini-LebkuchenhäuserYes, I do decorate my gingerbread with royal icing. But don’t be scared. If you whip up the icing with a handheld mixer for five minutes, you should be alright. If it is too runny, you can always add more icing sugar, if it is too thick, you can also add a bit of water. I have come to learn that the consistency should be close to toothpaste, I usually make mine too runny, but if it has this thick and gluey texture, it is perfect for piping.

Die allersüßesten Mini-LebkuchenhäuschenIt was so much fun making them, just look at these pics!

The Cutest Mini-Gingerbread Houses

Print Recipe
Serves: About 10-12 little houses Cooking Time: Preparation 15min + 10min baking + decorating

Ingredients

  • Gingerbread Dough
  • 100 grams of honey
  • 25 grams of water
  • 25 grams of brown sugar
  • 15 grams of butter
  • 75 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 75 grams of rye flour
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

  • Royal Icing
  • 1 egg white
  • About 200 grams of icing sugar

Instructions

1

Print out the shapes, see this one, on paper and then draw again and cut out on stronger paper.

2

For the gingerbread dough, bring honey, water and sugar to a boil, add butter and take off heat, stir and let cool.

3

Add all other ingredients and mix well until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour in the fridge or overnight. The dough will keep in the fridge for about a week.

4

Roll out dough on a generously floured surface, place your "cookie cutters" on it and cut out all pieces for the little houses with a knife. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pieces on it. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until brown. Let cool.

5

For the royal icing mix egg white with about 180 grams of icing sugar with a mixer for about 5 minutes. The consistency should be of a toothpaste. If it is too thick, add a little bit of water, if it is too runny, add a bit sugar.

6

First glue pieces together, starting with the front and sides. Glue on the roof last. Decorate as desired. If the icing gets too hard, you can always spray on a little water and stir it again.

Notes

Gingerbread keeps for four weeks if kept in an airtight container.

Die allersüßesten Mini-LebkuchenhäuschenI do hope you enjoy making this cute little gingerbread houses perfect for your mugs! If you are still looking for further inspiration for your Christmas cookies, why don’t you check out my blog post with my ten favorite Christmas cookies?

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    CHRISTINA KEY
    Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 12:12 PM

    WOW!!! Das ist mit Abstand der schönste Advents Post, der mir seit langem untergekommen ist! Das Rezept und die Umsetzung ist der absolute Oberhammer!!! Musste es gerade erstmal auf Pinterest teilen! 🙂

    Liebe Grüße und einen schönen 2. Advent,

    http://www.ChristinaKey.com

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      Jenny
      Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 12:20 PM

      Oh, ich fühle mich total geehrt das von dir zu hören! Danke!

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    Julia
    Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 02:03 PM

    Ich liebe deinen Blog einfach. 😍 er ist so authentisch und du hast so tolle Ideen!! Die kleinen Häuschen sind ja mal richtig süß

    LG
    Julia 💕

    https://www.meinzauberplatz.de

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 02:25 PM

      Liebe Julia, das freut mich zu hören! Und falls du die kleinen Häuschen nachbacken solltest, gib Bescheid!

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        Julia
        Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 03:56 PM

        Ich würde sie so gerne nachmachen aber habe gerad in der Küche gar keinen Platz 😕 aber fürs nächste Jahr sind die bereits abgespeichert und werden dann probiert 💪🏻 LG

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