Easy Gingerbread Houses

Make gingerbread houses without rolling out dough or using cookie cutters. Simply the best!

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  • prep time 1 hr 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
roll (30 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated gingerbread cookies
Decorating icing (from 6.4-oz aerosol can)
Multi-Bran Chex™ cereal
Assorted small candies

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough into 16 equal pieces. Work with 1 piece of dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough pieces until needed.
  • 2 For each cookie, cut 1 piece of dough into 3 equal slices. Place 2 slices side by side on ungreased cookie sheet; press into 3x3 1/2-inch rectangle (see photo). Place third slice on center of long side of rectangle; press slice into triangle for roof (house should be about 5 inches tall). Repeat with remaining dough making total of 16 house shapes, 1 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Decorate with icing; use cereal for shingles and candy for house features. Let stand until frosting is set, about 30 minutes. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough into 16 equal pieces. Work with 1 piece of dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough pieces until needed.
  • 2 For each cookie, cut 1 piece of dough into 3 equal slices. Place 2 slices side by side on ungreased cookie sheet; press into 3x3 1/2-inch rectangle (see photo). Place third slice on center of long side of rectangle; press slice into triangle for roof (house should be about 5 inches tall). Repeat with remaining dough making total of 16 house shapes, 1 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Decorate with icing; use cereal for shingles and candy for house features. Let stand until frosting is set, about 30 minutes. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

There's no need for a cookie cutter because you form these adorable houses with your hands. Follow shaping directions in step 2.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie (undecorated)
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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