I am interested in making some Gingerbread houses this year. Well...not exactly though - I cannot stand the smell (or taste) of gingerbread! It makes me want to hurl! (sorry)
What other cookie is sturdy enough to substitute?
well. POOP! I tried to get you the threads from last year, but the crash ate them!
If it's the spices, you can just leave them out. Or you can use a sugar cookie dough, as long as it gets hard.
Try here - http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/index506.html
The roof here is made from sugar cookie dough (recipe included) - http://www.bhg.com/holidays/christmas/gingerbread-houses/gingerbread-cottage/
Franky's Attic, where I would normally send you, apparently is no more...
In the current (Oct.) issue of Martha Stewart Living, she uses a chocolate cookie for a haunted house cake. Are we aloud to put the recipe on here? If so, and you're interested, I'll try to type it up after I take my DD to school. Let me know if you'd like it. HTH!
Here is a link that also discusses that. Maybe you can watch both and get some great ideas. I suggest using the sugar cookie dough. That's what I use for the ones we eat. The kids are not fond of gingerbread =) It holds up the same. HTH, Kristen
edited to add that I tint the dough brown so it looks like gingerbread, but it tates yummier!
I found that one can reach old pages from Franky's Attic through the wayback Machine. Here is the URL.