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Peeps Gingerbread House

TOTAL TIME
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WHAT YOU NEED

Ginger Cookies

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa powder
  • 3-5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Decorations

  • Sprinkles
  • Candy
  • Gum drops
  • Coconut flakes
  • PEEPS Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
  • PEEPS Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Reindeer
  • PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen
  • PEEPS Marshmallow Trees

Royal Icing

  • 2 chilled egg whites (preferably pasteurized)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter and sugar. With the paddle attachment, beat on low speed light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Gently add in the remaining dry ingredients beat until just combined.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the mixing bowl, wrap it in plastic wrap and place it into the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and place it on a piece of parchment paper.
  • Put another piece of parchment paper on top of the cookie dough, and with a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut the house:
    -roof (2 pieces) 8 inches by 6 inches
    -front and back 7 inches by 4 inches by 6 1/2 inches
    -sides (2 pieces) 7 inches by 4 inches
  • Arrange the cookie pieces on a baking tray and place it into the ridge while you preheat the oven.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake the chilled, cut out pieces for 15-17 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Fit your stand mixer with the whisk attachment. In the mixing bowl, combine the egg whites and vanilla and whisk until frothy.
  • Add powdered sugar gradually and mix on low speed until the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is shiny.
  • Turn the speed up to its highest setting and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Assemble the house. Place the royal icing in two piping bags. Set one aside. Cut a tiny corner in the other one and pipe royal icing along the sides of the house pieces. Hold them together to form the gingerbread house. Let the house dry for a couple of hours before decorating.
  • Cut a tiny corner to the second bag of royal icing. Pipe royal icing on the roof of hte house alongside the door and the windows.
  • Decorate with sprinkles, candy, and gumdrops as you please. To assemble the village you’ll need several gingerbread houses placed on a white board.
  • Sprinkle coconut flakes all over the place to mimic snowflakes.
  • With the help of toothpicks, arrange PEEPS Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men, PEEPS Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Reindeer, PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen, and PEEPS Marshmallow Trees throughout the village.

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ABOUT MARSHMALLOW PEEPS®

The wonderful combination of sweet colored sugar and fluffy marshmallow creates an unforgettable taste experience. PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies are made by Just Born, Inc., a family-owned candy manufacturer. We make everyone's favorite candies: MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES®, TEENEE BEANEE® Gourmet Jelly Beans, GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®, and of course, PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies.

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