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Wintertime & Gingerbread House Cutouts

Wintertime is here. Cookies need to be baked. Gingerbread houses need to be decorated. And gifts need to be wrapped.

What is your favorite part about wintertime?

While decorating gingerbread cookies and gingerbread houses can be tedious and time consuming, it can also be a great way to pass some time with friends and family during the holidays.  I’ve attached three printouts you can use to make three different gingerbread houses: A-Frame, Modern and Sloped Roof. The printouts contain instructions plus cutouts you can use to cut the cookie dough.

Each of the three have slightly different difficulties. The modern house is easy as it’s easy to cut, bake and assemble. The A-Frame is labeled as intermediate as the large roof panels and their steep angle can be tricky to assemble. The sloped roof is labeled as difficult as it requires ingenuity during baking. You will need to bake the roof panels on the edge of a sloped pan or on a form to create the curves – be sure to make any adjustments to the sides to ensure the curves match. This can easily be done with a few chopsticks and a silicon baking mat though some certain baking pans or sheets will have an adequate curve.

 

 

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AUTHOR - Russell van Kraayenburg

Born and raised in Texas, Russell van Kraayenburg may sit you down for a stern lecture if you confuse barbecue with grilling. Creator of Chasing Delicious, and author of Haute Dogs, his work has been featured in Southern Living magazine and on such sites as Lifehacker, Fast Co. Design, Business Insider, The Kitchn, Live Originally, The Daily What, Quipsologies, Neatorama,Explore, and Fine Cooking.

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  • Ardith

    This is such an ingenious idea and so kind of you to share. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Ardith

  • Shanna@ pineapple and coconut

    I have watched 3 times now. WOW!! You sir are insanely talented. I LOVE the part with the cookies baking, I love all of it. I am so glad I discovered your blog! Happy Holidays!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This is fabulous! You rock my Christmas world!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Love, love, love your video! What song did you use? The violin is hauntingly beautiful!

  • David E.

    As with everything to post, the video is beautiful. You are amazing Russell. Happy Holidays!

  • Fork and Whisk

    Merry Christmas Russell. Have only known about your site for a few months now but you put real quality stuff. I hope you have a great New year and fantastic 2013. Much success to Chasing Delicious.

  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    So very pretty! I feel like mine would come out as indistinguishable lumps though.

  • Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips

    Beautiful video! The gingerbread house is fabulous! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  • Reem

    Beautiful! !
    I love watching this video again n again… It is just so beautiful.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy, Prosperous and Gorgeous NewYear!

  • Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats

    Happy New Year Mr R! I have to say when the first snow flake falls from the sky.. that has to be the best. Oh! and making snow angels. LOL. I got to experience it while I was traveling around Italy in winter several years back. Have a wonderful year ahead! ♥ Jo

  • Beth | {local milk}

    Your industriousness, attention to detail, and styling never cease to blow my mind. Your skills, they are mad.

  • Stephanie

    Love your little houses!!

    Best part of winter is everything (this is before Christmas)

    Best part of winter is absolutely nothing (this is after christmas until march when it is -20 plus windchill and horrible roads)

  • RavieNomNoms

    Your pictures paint such an amazing story! These houses are adorable!

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