Wanted: A Non-Ginger Cookie Recipe For A Gingerbread House

Baking By Emerald1961 Updated 20 Sep 2008 , 7:01pm by nickshalfpint

Emerald1961 Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 6:14am
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I want to make a gingerbread house but do not want to use the traditional gingerbead cookie recipe. I heard there was a good recipe from Colette Peters in one of her books but I do not have the book. Is there anyone out there that A) Has the book and is willing to share the recipe? or B) Has a good tasting, reliable recipe to share?


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nickshalfpint Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 6:43am
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I actually made a "gingerbread house" out of sugar cookies. I just tinted the dough brown to get the same effect. It was funny because everyone said they hated gingerbread cookies, but mine were GREAT!

lovely Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 6:46am
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Someone may clear this up better than me and as a newbie to gingerbread houses, would NFSC work? Rolled chocolate cookies be fine? Either of these be sturdy enough to do the same as ginger dough. I've made ginger bread cookies and the dough seem to be the same as NFSC and chocolate rolled cookies.
Just curious.


mbelgard Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 1:12pm
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I've used both chocolate and sugar cookie dough for houses in the past and they've worked the same as gingerbread.

MaisieBake Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 4:05pm
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Do people actually eat gingerbread houses? Don't they get stale after weeks on display?

mbelgard Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by MaisieBake

Do people actually eat gingerbread houses? Don't they get stale after weeks on display?

It depends, how long they've been out and the recipe both have alot to do with it. I have a gingerbread recipe that my husband loves long after it gets hard. I don't do fancy houses and my kids start eating what they've made within a day or two of finishing it.

Emerald1961 Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 6:13pm
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Well, some people eat gingerbread houses. I want to a replica of the community house that is in the village where I live. I wanted to use something other than gingerbread because I always associate it with Christmas. This isn't for Christmas. I don't know if sugar cookie dough will be strong enough. Someone suggested I make gingerbread dough and just leave out the ginger. I might try that idea if someone can't get that Colette Peters recipe I have been told about.

nickshalfpint Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 7:01pm
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This is made out of sugar cookies. It's where I got the idea to do my gingerbread house from.

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