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Make mini gingerbread houses, perfect for mugs of hot chocolate!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder and salt.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the butter.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 3
    Step 3

    Crumble the butter into the flour.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 4
    Step 4

    Whisk in the sugar.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mix in the golden syrup.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 6
    Step 6

    Scoop into a dough ball and wrap in clingfilm before chilling for a few hours in the fridge.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lay a sheet of baking paper on your counter, break off a bit of dough and place the dough in the middle, then cover with a second sheet of baking paper. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough as thinly as possible.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use cookie cutters (check out my tutorial for making your own) or templates to cut out two door pieces, two walls and two roof pieces for each gingerbread house.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut as many from each dough sheet as possible before scooping up the excess and rolling out again.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the pieces carefully on a baking sheet covered in baking paper.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 11
    Step 11

    Bake at 150'C for 15 minutes and leave to cool.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 12
    Step 12

    Coat the roof tiles with white chocolate.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 13
    Step 13

    Sprinkle with sliced almonds to look like roof slates.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 14
    Step 14

    Begin constructing the gingerbread houses by coating the sides of the wall pieces with white chocolate and then sticking to one of the door pieces. Hold in place until set.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 15
    Step 15

    Spread the other edge of the walls with white chocolate and attach the second door piece.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 16
    Step 16

    Coat the top of the house with white chocolate.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 17
    Step 17

    Hold the first roof piece in place and coat the top of the second roof piece with white chocolate before sliding in place.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 18
    Step 18

    Leave to set and they're ready to serve.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Mini Gingerbread Houses - Step 19
    Step 19

    They look adorable on the side of a mug of hot chocolate.

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