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Oreo Gingerbread House

Oreo gingerbread houses are fun and easy to make. Learn how to make a Oreo gingerbread house from scratch using this recipe, and a few simple steps. Take note of this recipe so that you can have a ton of fun making your very own creation during this holiday season! 

Move Aside Gingerbread Houses, Gingerbread Oreos Are On Deck This Holiday Season

A new take on the classic gingerbread house is here. You can now choose to make your gingerbread houses out of the classic gingerbread, or out of Oreos! Oreo gingerbread houses can be made using a kit purchased from the store, or by making your own house from scratch. We are going to show you just how simple it can be to make your own from scratch, following these simple instructions. 

Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House

Personally, I had always struggled to make my own gingerbread house from scratch, using the classic gingerbread recipes. Then, I discovered how to make gingerbread houses, using this method. It is so much easier and anyone can do it if you know a few of these tips that we are going to cover. Making your own Oreo gingerbread houses during the holiday season is a fun activity to do with the whole family! 

Take A Peek At The Oreo Gingerbread House

First, let’s take a peek at the finished product of what this recipe will allow you to make. Using this one batch, we were able to make these two small gingerbread houses. Or you can make one large gingerbread house if you prefer. 

If you would like to make more, simply double the recipe, to make two large houses or four small ones. If you have leftover dough, a great use of it is to make additional parts for your gingerbread house. You can even make trees for the yard, or chimney. Just use your imagination and get creative with your house! 

Oreo Gingerbread House

You Can Now Build a ‘Gingerbread’ House Out of Oreo Cookies

Making this dough for Oreo cookies, allows you to build your own gingerbread house any way you desire. Here we will give you the dimensions that we used to cut out our pieces. We will also give you insights on a trick or two to be sure all of your pieces will fit together when you are finished preparing them. 

The first time I attempted to make a gingerbread house, this was the trouble that I ran into, none of my pieces fit together, and even if they did, my icing wouldn’t hold. Together we will walk through a few tips and tricks to help you succeed in making a stress-free Oreo gingerbread house. Not only can the process be stress-free, but it can also be a fun time to make memories with the ones you love during the holiday season! 

This Oreo “Gingerbread” House Looks Delicious

Not only do Oreo gingerbread houses look cute, but they also appear to be delicious! The good news is these Oreo gingerbread houses are very tasty. If you follow the instructions below or use pre-pasteurized egg whites, your entire gingerbread house is edible. With these Oreo gingerbread houses, not only will everyone have fun memories in creating them, but they will also enjoy eating them. 

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About This Item

This recipe for your Oreo-like chocolate cookie is unlike any other cookie dough because it does not tend to rise much when baking. It has a dark cocoa taste to it and is great when paired with a cream frosting. Because of the egg content in the icing, the chocolate house should be stored in the fridge, after the icing has dried, if you are going to eat it later. If you do not intend to eat your creation, the gingerbread house can be left out for all to enjoy. 

You Can Get An Oreo Cookie Gingerbread House And My Mouth Is Watering

Easily make your own copycat Oreo gingerbread house using this recipe and make your house into any shape you wish! Now, let’s go over some step-by-step instructions on how to make the dough for your awesome gingerbread house. 

Oreo Gingerbread House Recipe

Details

Makes: 2 small houses or 1 large
Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Description

This copycat Oreo gingerbread house is an easy and fun way to create delicious treats and make memories over this holiday season. Below are the ingredients needed to make the cookie dough and special icing to hold the house together. 

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 cup salted butter, soft
2 ½ tsp salt
2 eggs
½ tsp baking soda
1 ¼ cup cocoa powder
2 ½ all-purpose flour

Royal Icing Ingredients

½ tsp cream of tartar
3 pasteurized egg whites
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Before you begin, it is important that you first cut out the shapes you wish to cut your gingerbread pieces into. See our sample dimensions or prepare your own. To do this you can use a piece, or two, of paper and cut out each part you will need. Use these as your stencils to cut out your cookie shapes. 

Download our FREE TEMPLATE to cut out your own designs!

Instructions

Step 1: Dough

Start creating the dough by adding your sugar and butter to your mixing bowl and mixing until creamy. Add salt and eggs, mix to combine. Add in baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour. Mix to combine. Pat the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow dough to chill for about 1 hour. 

Step 2: Rolling

Now it is time to roll your dough out. For this dough, it works best to use two sheets of parchment paper. One underneath your dough, and one on top, to prevent it from sticking to your rolling pin. 

If you are worried about your dough sticking to your paper, you can dust your paper lightly with powdered sugar to help prevent this. Roll your dough until it is between ¼ and ½ inches in thickness. Refrigerate for 10-20 minutes, until dough is chilled. 

Step 3: Cut Out

Remove your rolled dough from the fridge and cut out your house shapes based on your templates. Check that each of your sides, ends, and roof pieces are equal in size. 

Place onto a greased cookie sheet. Place into the refrigerator and allow the dough to chill for 10 minutes. This will help to prevent your dough from expanding too much. 

Step 4: Preheat Oven and Bake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Once the oven is preheated and cut shapes have chilled for at least 10 minutes, bake for 15-20 minutes or until cookie pieces are solid. Allow for them to cool before trying to assemble your gingerbread house. 

Step 5: Create Icing

In a mixing bowl add your pasteurized egg whites, and whip until they become white and frothy. Add your cream of tartar and whisk on high. After a few moments, add in your powdered sugar, and whisk until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla extract and whisk in. Remove from bowl and place into a plastic bag or piping bag. 

Step 6: Assembly

Once your cookie pieces have completely cooled, and you have created your icing it is time to assemble your Oreo gingerbread house! Start by baking the end piece and attaching the sides one at a time. Be sure to hold them firmly in place for a few moments until the icing sets up. 

Once the sides are attached, set the other end in place. Once solid, attach the roof panels one at a time. The roof panels will probably need to be held in place longer than the sides did, for the icing to completely set. Once assembled, it is time to decorate your houses any way you choose! Below are a few additional decorations and candy ideas to get your creativity flowing.  

Notes, Tips And Tricks

Pasteurized Egg Whites. The first very important thing to note, when creating royal icing, you MUST use pasteurized egg whites in this recipe if you intend to eat your gingerbread house at all. You can buy pasteurized eggs, or you can make them by placing your egg whites into a double boiler, that has water at 140°F and warm the egg whites until they reach 140°F on a thermometer. Be careful to not let your water temperature go over 142°F or your eggs will cook. 

Royal Icing Storage. You can make your icing ahead of time if you wish and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. If you are worried about the icing hardening up in the fridge, simply place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the icing to prevent it from getting hard. 

Cut Out Shapes. You can cut out your gingerbread house to be in any shape that you want. One trick that I found useful was to first measure and cut the shapes I wanted to use out of paper, then make sure they would fit together alright first. I then used these shapes to cut out the house. If you would like a different shape, simply make sure that your walls are the same size as the flat side of the front and back of your house. Then make sure your roof is long enough to cover your peaked portion with enough of a hangover left. Simple as that! 

Chill, Chill, Chill. The key to getting this dough to turn out the best is to chill it! Chill the dough, wrapped in plastic, after you make the dough. Then chill it after you roll it out. Finally, chill the dough after your shapes have been cut, before baking. 

oreo gingerbread house top view of gumdrop house

Allergen Info

These Oreo gingerbread houses contain the following ingredients that may cause allergies. If you are allergic to any, please switch out the ingredients to satisfy your food allergies. 

Wheat / Gluten
Eggs
Dairy

Disclaimer

If you have any food restrictions and intend to eat this, please substitute our suggested ingredients for others that will fit your health needs. 

Please note, pasteurized eggs must be used in the icing recipe for them to be edible. 

Nutrition Information

It is estimated that there are a total of six serving sizes in one small gingerbread house, where the recipe has made two small gingerbread houses. Below are the estimated nutritional facts based on this assumption. 

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6 servings in 2 houses
Servings: 12
Amount per serving 
Calories442
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.5g22%
Saturated Fat 10.7g54%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 662mg29%
Total Carbohydrate 71.6g26%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g12%
Total Sugars 46.4g 
Protein 5.6g 
Vitamin D 13mcg66%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 3mg15%
Potassium 290mg

Gingerbread House Add On’s

If you want to go all out and create additional things for your gingerbread house, a few of our ideas include Oreo cookie balls, edible sugar glass, and candy ideas for decorating. Oreo cookie balls are easy to make and quick. These can be used for anything your imagination dreams up. We enjoy using them to make snowmen. 

Edible sugar glass is also easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. You can use this as a stand for your house or break it up and use it like ice or glass.  Let your creativity come up with great ideas. Also, a few ideas of good candies to use are below for you, but these are just a few ideas and not an exhaustive list. 

Oreo Cookie Balls

To make these balls you need the following ingredients:

8 oz cream cheese, soft
36 Oreo Cookies, finely crushed 
16 oz melted baking chocolate

Simply crush your Oreo cookies so that they are very fine, then place your cream cheese into a mixing bowl and whisk until it is creamy. Add your crushed Oreos and stir until they are combined. Press the Oreo and cream cheese mixture into ball shapes. If they are gooey, you may need to place them into the freezer to help them set up. 

Melt your chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Dip your balls into the chocolate until coated and place on parchment paper to set up. You may also want to place them into your fridge to speed up the process. Easy as that! 

oreo gumdrop gingerbread house with snowball

Edible Sugar Glass

You can make edible sugar glass by using the following ingredients: 

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
¾ cup water
¼ tsp cream of tartar (optional)
Food coloring, as desired
Flavored extract, as desired

Before you begin mixing the ingredients, prepare your sheet pan by lightly spraying it with cooking spray. Then in a saucepan mix your sugar, corn syrup, and water together, over medium heat. Stir constantly until it begins to boil, then you may stop stirring. Monitor the temperature until it reaches 290-300°F. Remove from heat, add in your flavoring and food coloring, then pour onto the prepared pan. Work quickly because it will harden fast. 

If you do not have a candy thermometer, you can tell when your syrup has reached the hard crack stage because it will start to turn a light-yellow color. You can then take a drop and place it into ice-cold water. If it is brittle, or breaks easily, your candy is done. 

Decorating Candy Ideas

The candy that we used to decorate included but is by no means limited to the following: 

Oreos
Mini Oreos
Chocolate wafers
Peppermint patties
Sour straws
Gumdrops
Various sprinkles

Check out Perfect Candy for Gingerbread House for more ideas!

We Tried Oreo’s Holiday Gingerbread House | Holiday Cookie House

The most important thing about trying this recipe for Oreo gingerbread houses is to have fun with it and allow it to be a special time to make memories. Using this recipe is a great way to have a stress-free time of fun for everyone, simply relax and enjoy the season and fun times together. 

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Our Oreo Christmas house is made from scratch with an Oreo-like cookie base, held together by the special icing recipe that will hold your house together, and topped with your favorite candies. This recipe is great because you can follow this easy guide and make your very own Oreo gingerbread house from scratch. 

Oreo Chocolate Cookie House Is Holiday Goals

Allow making your very own Oreo chocolate cookie house to become one of your goals this holiday season. If you are looking for a fun time to make memories while gathered, around good food, and sweet treats, these little houses are the perfect activity that everyone will enjoy! 

Oreo’s Cookie House Are a New Twist on Classic Gingerbread

This Christmas, try a new twist on the classic gingerbread house, by making this recipe for Oreo gingerbread houses. All of your chocolate lovers will especially enjoy this recipe, and everyone will enjoy just how simple this chocolate cookie dough is to use and make into your special creations. 

Forget Gingerbread — All I Want For the Holidays Is This Oreo Cookie House

No matter if you are making your own kits to give as gifts this year, or if you are making them together, Oreo gingerbread houses are fun for everyone, no matter if they are kids, big “kids” or want to be kids, these are a fun project that centers around sweet treats that everyone can enjoy. 

This Oreo Holiday Cookie House Is So Much Better Than The Gingerbread Version

While many people enjoy gingerbread, most people love chocolate. Gingerbread can also be temperamental to work with at times, while this chocolate cookie dough produces no such problems. Often the hardest part about making your own Oreo gingerbread house is trying to determine what shape you want to make! There are so many opportunities, and ways to make your house, super cute. 

Try An Oreo Gingerbread House This Year During The Holidays

This copycat Oreo gingerbread house is a delicious treat that can easily be made at home. With our no-nonsense icing, your house will easily hold together, and our cookie recipe tastes delicious. Top it off with candy of your choosing, and you are bound for a good time. Be sure to add this recipe to your holiday fun list!

Have you made this recipe? Let us know what you think, and how it worked out for you! 

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FAQs

What Makes This Kit So Festive?

The kit bought from the store is straightforward, a piece for each side of the house and the roof, some Oreo cookies to decorate it along with a few candies as well as icing. 

Where Can I Find One?

Most grocery stores carry these kits during the holiday season, or you can easily make your own creative version from scratch. Try it out! 

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Oreo Gingerbread House

Prep Time10 mins
chill time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Oreo Gingerbread House
Servings: 2 small houses

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter soft
  • tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • cup cocoa powder
  • cup all-purpose flour

Icing Ingredients

  • ½ tsp cream of tarter
  • 3 pasteurized egg whites
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Cookie Dough

  • Start creating the dough by adding your sugar and butter to your mixing bowl and mixing until creamy. Add salt and eggs, mix to combine. Add in baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour. Mix to combine. Pat the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow dough to chill for about 1 hour. 
  • Now it is time to roll your dough out. For this dough, it works best to use two sheets of parchment paper. One underneath your dough, and one on top, to prevent it from sticking to your rolling pin. 
  • If you are worried about your dough sticking to your paper, you can dust your paper lightly with powdered sugar to help prevent this. Roll your dough until it is between ¼ and ½ inches in thickness. Refrigerate for 10-20 minutes, until dough is chilled. 
  • Remove your rolled dough from the fridge and cut out your house shapes based on your templates. Check that each of your sides, ends, and roof pieces are equal in size. 
  • Place onto a greased cookie sheet. Place into the refrigerator and allow the dough to chill for 10 minutes. This will help to prevent your dough from expanding too much. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Once the oven is preheated and cut shapes have chilled for at least 10 minutes, bake for 15-20 minutes or until cookie pieces are solid. Allow for them to cool before trying to assemble your gingerbread house. 

Icing

  • In a mixing bowl add your pasteurized egg whites, and whip until they become white and frothy. Add your cream of tartar and whisk on high. After a few moments, add in your powdered sugar, and whisk until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla extract and whisk in. Remove from bowl and place into a plastic bag or piping bag. 

Assembly

  • Once your cookie pieces have completely cooled, and you have created your icing it is time to assemble your Oreo gingerbread house! Start by baking the end piece and attaching the sides one at a time. Be sure to hold them firmly in place for a few moments until the icing sets up. 
    Once the sides are attached, set the other end in place. Once solid, attach the roof panels one at a time. The roof panels will probably need to be held in place longer than the sides did, for the icing to completely set. Once assembled, it is time to decorate your houses any way you choose! Below are a few additional decorations and candy ideas to get your creativity flowing.  

Notes

Pasteurized Egg Whites 
The first very important thing to note, when creating royal icing, you MUST use pasteurized egg whites in this recipe if you intend to eat your gingerbread house at all. You can buy pasteurized eggs, or you can make them by placing your egg whites into a double boiler, that has water at 140°F and warm the egg whites until they reach 140°F on a thermometer. Be careful to not let your water temperature go over 142°F or your eggs will cook.

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