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Gingerbread House Cookie Dough

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Recipe Created By: Shannon Weber


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1 cup safe margarine
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2 large eggs or gelatin egg substitute
5 1/4 cup flour mix
5 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon


In a large bowl, cream the margarine and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in corn syrup and eggs or substitute). In a separate bowl, combine flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and spices. Blend into creamed mixture.

Wrap and refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours. If dough is sticky, pat with some additional flour mix.

Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper. Flour work surface. Work with 1/3 of dough at a time, roll to 1/8-inch thickness and begin making your cut-outs. Bake 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool, then begin assembly.



Instead of the eggs, I used 7 Tbsp Gelatin Egg Substitute.

Flour used was Bette Hagman's Flour Bean Blend.

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Thank you, this is a great recipe! Even Christian who doesn't like gingerbread cookies loved them. We made a few little changes to fit our needs. Used regular all purpose flour. Used the egg replacer from Bob's Red Mill enough for two eggs. Don't use xanthan gum but found out corn starch is the perfect replacement, so says the computer. Don't like allspice, so added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon instead of called for 1/2. Dough has to be rolled out thin or it puffs up too much. Took us about 9-10 mins. to bake. Left them to cool on the baking sheet, as it was easier to remove. The powdered sugar icing really made them pop. They taste like Christmas. Sending hugs your way.

Kathy P - KFA Admin 12/19/2018 6:02:34 PM

Josephine - glad Christian liked them!

Here is another option that is already wheat flour based and doesn't need an egg substitute - This one does not spread a lot and can be made thick or thin.

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