Gingerbread House Recipe

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Ingredients for 1 serving

Heavy cardboard base for the house

3 large marshmallows, for snow man

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pastry bag with a medium plain tip and a small plain tip

1 cup dark molasses (not blackstrap)

Graham crackers to build a shed, as needed

2 whole cloves, for snowman eyes

2 eggs

3 cups confectioners' sugar, plus more as needed

White Hershey Kisses for roof top spikes, as needed

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

Gingerbread House Templates, recipe follows

Small candy canes for a lamp post outside the door, as needed

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Mini tootsie rolls for a fence, as needed

8 ounces unsalted butter (16 tablespoons or 2 sticks), softened

2 egg whites*

Granulated sugar for snow drifts, as needed

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pretzel sticks, for snowman arms, as needed

Frosted shredded mini-wheats for the roof, as needed

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons ground ginger

Assorted candy such as gum drops, peppermint drops, M & M's, white chocolate chips, red hots, non-pareils or snow caps, silver dragees, green mint jelly leaves, Life Savers, and Animal Crackers

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Necco Wafers for a cobblestone path, as needed

6 1/4 cups cake flour

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