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Gingerbread Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!! And some Bite-Size Gingerbread Houses

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December really is the month of giveaways here at the decorated cookie. Giveaways and collaboration with all of my favorite, sweet blogs. So this blogger is one lucky gal to be in cahoots with these geniuses. And, one randomly drawn reader is the lucky one, because you know what Jill of Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons and Beth of Hungry Happenings gathered together for you? 20 bloggers with 20 gingerbread recipes AND a fabulous giveaway of over $300 in prizes. For giveaway details, scroll to the end of the post.

 

Give the Gift of Gingerbread Blog Hop and Giveaway

 

Use the links below to hop from blog to blog 

to see these wonderful gingerbread themed recipes.

 

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For this gingerbread-themed blog hop, I made teeny, bite-size gingerbread cookie houses. For teeny, tiny gingerbread people (um, not shown, but they are in there, I think). The best part about these cuties is that the construction part takes zero skill. If you can stack stuff, you can make these.

 

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how to make bite-size gingerbread houses

you will need:

gingerbread cut-out cookie recipe
royal icing recipe
dough scraper or knife
ruler
Toblerone chocolate bars
white food coloring
disposable decorating bag
scissors
confectioner’s sugar

*Use any preferred recipes for the cookies and icing, or follow the links above to my favorites. Find the dough scraper and disposable decorating bags in the craft store. For food coloring, I prefer Americolor Soft Gel Paste in Bright White. See below for links.

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step one: bake your cookies.

Prepare gingerbread dough, chill, and roll about about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut out rectangles 1 x 1/2 inches. To do this, I lightly scored a grid on the dough with a knife and used my dough scraper to cut out the rectangles. Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking tray according to the recipe (you may have to reduce the time by a couple minutes since these are so tiny) and let cool completely.

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step two: prepare your icing.

Prepare royal icing according to the recipe and tint white with the food coloring. Fill a disposable decorating bag with the icing and close tightly with a rubber band.

 

step three: stack your cookies.

Break apart the pieces of Toblerone chocolate and set aside. Snip about 1/4-inch from the tip of the decorating bag. Pipe to cover the top of a rectangle cookie. Top with another cookie. Pipe more icing on top of the stack and set a piece of chocolate on top. If desired, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Let dry overnight.

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Thanks to our amazing sponsors, you have a chance to win all of these prizes:
Shabby Apple - Choice of a Dress (from a list) $100 value
Wilton - Gingerbread Decorating Prize Pack $50 value
Cheap Cookie Cutters - $50 Gift Card
Sweet Works - Candy Prize Pack $25 value
Easy Lunchboxes - lunch box set $22 value
Karen’s Cookies - $20 gift card
Sweet Simple Stuff - Cake Pop Prize Pack $20 value
CandiQuick - CandiQuick Prize Pack $25 value
The Give the Gift of Gingerbread Giveaway will run from December 11 through December 17, 2013. Entrants must be US residents, 18 years or older Void where prohibited by law.  Enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below.  One winner will be chosen to win the entire prize pack and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information. If the winner does not respond in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. 

 

 

 

 

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48 Comments

  1. Posted December 11, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Thanks for joining in on the fun. Your houses are so cute and so easy!

  2. Posted December 11, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I love your little gingerbread houses! So adorable and so very simple, the best combo! :)

  3. Angela
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Love it

  4. Ashley G
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    The houses are adorable! But now I’m thinking about making a gingerbread skyscraper…

  5. Amanda W
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Missy
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Loved the blog hop!

  7. Posted December 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    how clever and original to make stacked gingerbread houses Meaghan! they not only look cute but sound delicious too. happy to join you and the other awesome bloggers for this gingerbread hop/giveaway thanks to Beth and Jill’s efforts! :)

  8. Posted December 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I love your tiny, stacked gingerbread houses! I think even my two-year old munchkins can handle the stacking part, and be proud:). So cute!

  9. Kelly D
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    This would be great for the holidays. thanks.

  10. Shelly
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Those tiny gingerbread houses are adorable!

  11. Dorothea
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    So many cute ideas for gingerbread – love it!

  12. Posted December 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    What a fun edible craft the kids can make themselves…i just love them!

  13. Carrie
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    These would be perfect since the kiddos always want to eat the house we make and then pieces seem to go missing :o)

  14. mary
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    GREAT – original idea….bite size is just PERFECT!
    :)
    Merry Christmas!

  15. Andrea D.
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    That is such a cute idea for gingerbread houses. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  16. Laura Pokas
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Great post. Great prizes.

  17. Steph
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Those are great little gingerbread houses. I think I will give them a go.

  18. Posted December 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    you always get me with your tiny stuff! these are so stinkin cute!! and you could pop a handful in your mouth for a quick munch while multi tasking :)

  19. Lisa
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  20. Posted December 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    omg these are all kinds of cute!

  21. Lisa
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    LOVE the tiny houses!

  22. Monicas3w
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I love these clever cute ideas on your blog. Thank you for the inspiration.

  23. Dana
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I love the smell of gingerbread! And it taste even better. Sorry Santa, The Decorated Cookie has the best gifts this year :)

  24. Kim
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    This looks like lots of fun!!

  25. Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    How cute are these little houses?? CUTE! And the perfect size!!

  26. Kim
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    AMAZING giveaway! Happy holidays!!!

  27. Posted December 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant!

  28. Natalie
    Posted December 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for a great giveaway

  29. Posted December 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I love that your tiny gingerbread houses are topped with chocolate! A fabulous combination…great minds think alike! ;)

  30. Posted December 12, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    I love how easy and cute these are! It also doesn’t hurt that I love Toblerone bars! :)

  31. Posted December 12, 2013 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    I love teeny tiny and your construction methods! So very cute ;)

  32. JessicaK
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Oh, these are so cute and so do-able looking for me! I can’t wait to try these for the office!

  33. Jodi Stewart
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    I have a big cookie exchanging coming up and these little gingerbread houses will be PERFECT! Super excited!!

  34. taysha r
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Great giveaway!

  35. Posted December 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute!

  36. D Schmidt
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! Definitely something I need to attempt!

  37. Posted December 12, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Oh I like the Toblerone roof – nice!

  38. Gilbert
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    Awesome giveaway!

  39. Sarah
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    These are super cute!

  40. jenifer m
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I love you original ideas, very creative.

  41. Posted December 13, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Very Cute!

  42. Susan S
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Fun ideas and a wonderful give-away! Thank you :)

  43. Shannon W
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    So glad I stumbled on your blog! Love the holiday cookie ideas!

  44. Jaan L
    Posted December 15, 2013 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    You are my go to cookie blog. My son loves every cookie I have made with your recipes. Thank You.

  45. sandie
    Posted December 15, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    I so wish I could get my act together and actually do a gingerbread house BEFORE the christmas season starts!

  46. NLM
    Posted December 16, 2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    What a fabulous giveway!

  47. rayraycartucci
    Posted December 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Wow,I wanna win all this stuff…awesome!

  48. Paeslee
    Posted December 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I want those wilton gingerbread man molds for some gingerbread fudge.

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