A Gingerbread House can be made.

Do you want to start a Christmas tradition in your home?Instructions for baking, assembling and decorating a Gingerbread house can be found here.It is a project that several people can work on together, and mistakes can be eaten, making it fun for everyone.

Step 1: In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar.

Beat the eggs one at a time.

Step 2: Take the molasses and beat it.

You should mix well.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.

Step 4: In three even additions, add the dry mixture to the liquid mixture.

Continue stirring until the ingredients are combined.

Step 5: Use your hands to press the mixture together.

The dough should be divided into thirds and shapes into rectangles.The plastic kitchen wrap should be wrapped around each rectangle.

Step 6: The dough should be chilled.

For about 2 hours, place the wrapped rectangles in the refrigerator.

Step 7: The dough is hilling so make a template for the house.

The template can be drawn on paper.The walls and gable ends are the same size and make them slightly longer than the Gable's slanted sides.There is a brief search for templates online.

Step 8: Roll the chilled dough between two sheets of paper.

Step 9: Cut out the house pieces from the template that was laid on the dough.

Step 10: Place the dough house pieces on a baking sheet.

Parchment paper can be baked if the dough is still on the paper.

Step 11: For 15 to 25 minutes, bake at 350oF/180oC.

Place the oven in the center.When it turns slightly darker at the edges, it's ready.

Step 12: Transfer to a cooling rack.

The icing will melt if you let it cool.

Step 13: The leftover gingerbread dough can be rolled out.

Step 14: Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.

The gingerbread theme includes gingerbread people, stars and Christmas trees.

Step 15: Cool and bake as above.

The time needed will be on the lower side.

Step 16: The water should be 1/2 cup.

Beat until foamy.

Step 17: The sugar should be added.

It will take about 10 minutes to beat it in.

Step 18: You can place the icing in a pastry tube.

It's a good idea to have some in a small bowl for when you need it.

Step 19: Glue your house together with royal icing.

Get the kids, your spouse or neighbors involved if you have an extra set of hands.First, glue the walls together.Before adding the roof pieces, let them set in place.If you hold the roof pieces gently in place until there is no risk of sliding, they will sit firmly.If you don't want to hold them by hand, use props such as kitchen utensils or upturned mugs.It's important to size up your clean kitchen gear.

Step 20: Ice the entire roof.

The roof of the gingerbread house needs to be iced to represent snow.The snow should be spread evenly across the roof with a butter knife.

Step 21: First, decorate the roof.

Before it dries, the candies will stick to the roof.There are items on the roof.

Step 22: Next, paint the walls.

Candy items and gingerbread cut outs can be stuck to the walls with royal icing.

Step 23: It's a good idea to decorate the yard around the house.

This can be simple or elaborate.A few plastic trees and the like can be added if they're food safe.

Step 24: You can display your creation on the table.

Expect lots of praise for your work.If the weather is good, a gingerbread house should last a few weeks.