Mom Always Finds Out received Good Cook Sweet Creations products to create the Halloween gingerbread house in this blog post. All opinions expressed are my own.
Gingerbread houses are a Christmas tradition in my family. I had never even thought about making a haunted Halloween gingerbread house until I saw the Good Cook Sweet Creations Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set. And since my kids are never ones to shy away from the opportunity to eat candy, we set out to create our very first Halloween gingerbread house.
We used the gingerbread recipe that is found on the box – which happens to be quite tasty according to my kids. One tip to remember about making gingerbread for a house is that you need to give the dough at least a couple of hours to chill in the refrigerator before you can roll it out and cut it into shapes – the dough needs to be really firm and not sticky.
The Haunted House Cookie Cutter set comes with 3 cookie cutters for the front/back of the house, sides of the house and the roof. You also get decorative tools like the two rollers and two stamps. The tools were a really easy and fun way to add spooky touches to the house before baking.
Putting the house together turned out to be rather tricky. You will need good gingerbread house glue aka “royal icing” to put up this house and add candies to it. The Royal Icing Recipe I used worked great and I added some food coloring to turn it orange:
This house’s walls are actually designed to be slanted (not like the usual gingerbread houses I make where everything is straight and square). You just have to work with it and get it built to the best of your ability. I actually did not realize there are 4 pieces of roof and only baked 2 pieces of roof. We made it work, though!
NOW…THE REALLY FUN PART CAN BEGIN!!!
Decorate the House with CANDY
We got a variety of our favorite fall treats to decorate the house. We love candy corns and Reese’s pieces – so we used a lot of those. Cute ghost-shaped marshmallows helped up make our candy graveyard and they also haunt the house. My kids barely let me take any pictures of our completed house before they started picking away at the candy. This haunted house comes complete with its very own human Jack o’ Lantern!
I think making a haunted gingerbread house is a great Halloween party activity for kids and adults. Everyone loves to decorate gingerbread houses – and I bet many people have never done it for Halloween before. Have a competition to see who can make the spookiest house.
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