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Easy Gingerbread Houses

  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 16

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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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.

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie (undecorated)
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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