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Different Cookies for "Gingerbread" Houses

cndbaker Sep 26, 2011 03:43 PM

Hello everyone,

I need some help with baking. I normally make gingerbread houses, but I have a friend and her two girls who don't like gingerbread (blasphemy I know!). I tried to make them last year with a thicker short bread, but the royal icing was not strong enough to hold the pieces together.

Can anyone suggest some other cookies that would taste as good and be strong enough to decorate like gingerbread?

Thank you for any help! =]

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  1. todao RE: cndbaker Sep 26, 2011 04:09 PM

    Wondering why you couldn't use a simple sugar cookie recipe. Maybe even a sheet pan brownie that you can cut up into blocks.

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      cndbaker RE: todao Sep 26, 2011 04:16 PM

      I found the sugar cookie too crumbly too. =) Hmmm brownies that could work!! Thanks

    2. maplesugar RE: cndbaker Sep 26, 2011 04:27 PM

      Graham Crackers. It's what my girls' school uses when they make "gingerbread" houses every year.

      1. chowser RE: cndbaker Sep 26, 2011 05:31 PM

        What don't they like about gingerbread cookies? If it's just the spices, leave them out. As long as you slow bake a sugar cookie to dry it out and harden it, they should work fine.

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