• prep: 2 hr
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 2 hr
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  • Summary

    Take your gingerbread house to the next level by building this festive A-frame cabin. The rustic-chic exterior is made with a faux-bois roof, pretzel-log walls, and plenty of royal icing, while the cozy interior boasts everything from a "stone" fireplace and candy-cane logs to a red-licorice rug and a buttercream tree. Get the cabin template here, and for all the sweet details, check out our step-by-step guide.

    Ingredients

    • 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup), room temperature
    • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
    • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup unsulfured molasses
    • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons milk (optional)
    • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted, plus more if needed
    • 5 tablespoons meringue powder
    • Chocolate-covered candy stones, such as Kopper's Chocolate Candy Pebbles
    • Miniature candy canes
    • Red, orange, and yellow chocolate-covered sunflower seeds
    • Mini pretzel twists, such as Rold Gold Tiny Twists, broken into 2 antler pieces
    • 1 raw almond
    • Pretzel rods
    • 1 red licorice rope or pull-and-peel candy
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 4 ounces confectioners' sugar (1 cup)
    • Green gel food coloring, such as Wilton Moss Green
    • Miniature ice cream cones
    • Metallic nonpareils or other sprinkles, for decorating (optional)
    • 2 sticks of gum

    Instructions

    Click Here For Step-By-Step Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 9064 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 173 g 266.69%
    • Saturated Fat: 72 g 362.15%
    • Trans Fat: 3 g %
    • Cholesterol: 338 mg 112.7%
    • Sodium: 5314 mg 221.41%
    • Calcium: 1357 mg 135.7%
    • Potassium: 7309 mg 208.84%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 67 mg 373.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1747 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 49 g 195.2%
    • Sugar: 1060 g
    • Protein: 128 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 22 g
    • Vitamin A 59%
    • Vitamin C 12.2%
    • Vitamin D 6.36%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat31
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs70
    • Exchange - Starch43
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total50 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total9 oz-eq

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