Vegan Gingerbread House & Egg-Free Royal Icing (gluten free)

This house was surprisingly simple to build.  Just mix the flour with all the sugar and spices, roll and cut your desired shapes.  (Think out side the box and create trees, animals and of course gingerbread men and women.)  Visit Laura’s blog at Petite Allergy Treats for more great recipes!

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Servings 48servings
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 10 - 13minutes
Passive Time 2 - 4hours
Submitted By Laura O. from Petite Allergy Treats
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Servings 48servings
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 10 - 13minutes
Passive Time 2 - 4hours
Submitted By Laura O. from Petite Allergy Treats
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Ingredients
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Instructions
Gingerbread Dough
  1. Combine shortening, molasses, sugar, milk, and spices in bowl. Mix by hand or with a mixer until ingredients are well combined and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add baking powder and gradually add all of the flour while constantly mixing. The dough will turn from sticky to stiff by the time all flour is added. Continue to stir/mix until all the flour is incorporated.
  3. Dough should be firm and pliable. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness parchment paper. Cut into shapes and peel away excess dough- do not move the dough or else the shape will be distorted. (It may seem too thin but the dough will puff up while being baked)
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Look for the edges to turn golden brown and the center will appear dry to touch. Allow to full cool before moving or assembling. (You can make it in advance to allow the cookies to dry out)
Royal Icing
  1. Pour powdered sugar into a blender or large food processor. Mix until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Scrape down sides and mix an additional 1-2 minutes. Icing will be very thick.
  2. Pour a portion of the icing in a heavy duty ziplock bag. Seal and cut a small hole on one of the corners to pipe frosting/glue for house assembly.
  3. Use the same icing for decorating icicles and designs; add a little water to make it thin enough to create designs but not too thin or else it will run.
House Assembly
  1. Pipe a thick line of icing on the back borders of the cutouts. Start with a front and side piece. Firmly press all pieces making sure there is enough frosting to cover gaps. Repeat with other pieces.
  2. Allow to dry at least 2-4 hours before moving. Decorate however you choose and have fun!
Recipe Notes

The size I used was as follows:

Front/Back– 3.75 inch length x 4.75 inch height
Side– 4.5 inch length x 2 3/4 inch height
Roof*– 5 inch length x 3 inch height
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