Santa's Houses

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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