Gingerbread House Mug Toppers

Gingerbread House Mug Toppers

And so the gingerbread theme continues! These tiny little houses are ADORABLE mug toppers that do not only look cute but taste great as well! We’ve made you a quick video tutorial of the steps, that you can now watch on our Facebook page!

The recipe includes homemade royal icing that I used to glue the pieces together as well as decorate the houses. I piped some snowy edges with the white icing and dyed some in green to use for the teeny-tiny Christmas wreaths and mistletoes. Simple and minimalistic but so cute! The assembling is QUICK and while the drying time depends on the consistency of the icing, in these quantities it should not take more then couple minutes to harden and completely dry in few hours.

To cut out the parts of the house you can use this template. NOTE: the size may vary depending on printer settings, you should check that the door hole is wide enough to fit into a mug and adjust it accordingly. The dough is easiest to cut and work with while it’s cold and I recommend working with small batch at a time. If the dough gets soft it’s better to cut the pieces straight on the parchment paper and remove the excess dough around, this way the pieces will keep their shape.

Gingerbread house mug toppers also make great DIY gifts! You just need to let them dry completely before packaging to ensure all the cuteness will stay intact! Wrap them in individual clear boxes or treat bags or in sets in treat bags or glass jars.Gingerbread House Mug Toppers

Or how about making it a complete treat gift including a drink mix (mulled wine/tea/coffee) and a mug, wouldn’t that be like the perfect treat for the season?!

Gingerbread House Mug Toppers
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Servings Prep Time
25mug toppers 1-2hours
Cook Time
5minutes
Servings Prep Time
25mug toppers 1-2hours
Cook Time
5minutes
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Servings Prep Time
25mug toppers 1-2hours
Cook Time
5minutes
Servings Prep Time
25mug toppers 1-2hours
Cook Time
5minutes
Ingredients
  • Gingerbread
  • 120 grams unsalted butter
  • 60 grams maple syrup
  • 100 grams soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground bitter orange peel
  • 1 egg
  • 200 grams all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Royal Icing
  • 2 tsp egg white powder pasteurized dried egg whites
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 150 grams powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • For decorations
  • 1/4 tsp green food coloring gel
  • red nonpareils
Servings: mug toppers
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Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, maple syrup, sugar and spices and place over medium heat, mixing with a wooden spoon.
  2. Bring to boil then take off heat and allow to cool a bit then add the egg mixing with a spatula.
  3. In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt and sift it into the mixture folding it in with a spatula.
  4. Mix until incorporated and smooth, then turn over onto plastic wrap, cover and flatten into a disk. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. When ready to bake preheat oven to 200°C (400°F) and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Take the part of the dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface or over parchment paper.
  7. Cut out parts of the house using mini gingerbread house template. For each house you need 2 end pieces, 2 side pieces and 2 roof pieces.
  8. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven on top rack for 5 minutes, or until browned.
  9. The cookies will cool quickly and then you can pair up pieces ready for building the houses.
  10. Prepare royal icing and start by mixing the egg white powder and water in a mixing bowl and set aside for 3 minutes.
  11. Add lemon juice and cream of tartar and start to beat on medium speed gradually increasing the speed and continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.
  12. Then add powdered sugar in two additions continuing to beat until incorporated and smooth.
  13. Test the consistency and for stiffer add a powdered sugar in small additions.
  14. Place 2/3 of the icing in piping bag with a small round piping tip such as Wilton #2 and cover the remaining icing with plastic wrap to preserve for later use.
  15. Assemble the house parts using royal icing to glue the end pieces to side pieces and finally the roof on top.
  16. Allow to dry then decorate as you wish. Dust roof tops with powdered sugar for a fresh snow effect!
  17. For a tiny Christmas wreath or mistletoe dye the remaining icing with green food colouring and place in piping bag with tiny round tip such as Wilton #1 and pipe to decorate above the door.
  18. Give the decorations few minutes to dry completely, then use to top your favourite mug and enjoy with a hot drink!

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