December is wonderful… The merriest time of the year is coming with hot cocoa, glogg, delicious meals and lots of presents. And if you think this is not enough to get into the rhythm of Jingle Bells Rock, you need to create a home wonderland with festive gingerbread Christmas decor ideas.
Celebrate the most wonderful month surrounded by festive Christmas decorations, listen to Christmas carols, and have fun and piles of presents under the Christmas tree. What is better than a snowy white Christmas, and home full of joy and aroma of freshly baked gingerbread?
Get the aprons on along with your kids because it is time for the most delicious gingerbread recipe and gingerbread Christmas decor inspirations.
There is no one who has said that he does not like these sweet temptations. So it’s time to smell Christmas.
An indisputable advantage of these gingerbread cookies is that they last for a long time, which means that you can prepare them a few days before Christmas or before the moment of consumption, without worrying that they will spoil. This makes them ideal to be used in your home Christmas decoration.
Your Recipe: Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
To prepare these delicious gingerbread Christmas decor elements you will need:
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 7 oz. honey
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup flour
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp.cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. ginger
- 2 cloves, finely minced
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
Tools you will need:
- two deep bowls
- gingerbread kit (you can find different variations with shapes, colors, and decorating accessories)
- baking paper
Gingerbread Christmas Decor Ideas
Once you already know the traditional gingerbread recipe it is time for the real fun.
Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments
Christmas gingerbread cookies are a great addition to your Christmas decor, you can use them for decorating your gifts under the Christmas tree, and of course to create a gingerbread house- a Christmas masterpiece.
Thanks to the different gingerbread kits you will be able to make snowflakes, gingerbread men, gingerbread Christmas trees, and any other shape you like. You can use a metal straw to make a little whole before baking them so you can attach a string to them.
Gingerbread Christmas House
Gingerbread Christmas house is the most festive element you can add to your Christmas decoration. It contains all the festive spirit. The irresistible scent of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, black pepper, and ground cloves.
The most common options for making a gingerbread house are in cases you can find a gingerbread house kit to cut out templates from harder paper or cardboard. Apply them to the rolled dough and the panels and cut carefully. Then bake, leave to cool down, and then decorate.
Here are some great essentials for decorating:
- candy canes (mini or regular size)
- peppermint swirl candies
- edible metallic beads/dragees
- coconut or sugar powder for “snow”
- cinnamon sticks, Hershey’s Kisses, chocolate chips, cereal pieces
- icing decorations such as snowflakes, hearts, stars, and etc.
Choose a solid base as a cake stand or a tray on which the house will be assembled
It is a good idea to decorate some of the tricky parts before you put all the pieces together.
In case you are planning to decorate with younger kids, you can assemble your Christmas gingerbread house in advance simply because it needs some time to get glued. Leave it in a cool place to rest.
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