We have made gingerbread houses many times before, both at home and while in Sweden. I must admit that we have usually used the ready made ones from IKEA that only need mounting and decorating, but this year Mormor set the kids the challenge of making them from scratch.
So, cookbooks were studied and designs were created:
Dough was made:
Pieces were cut out:
And when they were baked, the building started:
And then it was decorating time, the fun part!
And here are the finished gingerbread house creations!