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Cool gingerbread houses

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We came up with the "plans" for this Christmas gingerbread barn…then "stocked" it with farmyard friends. The country-as-can-be project will add a cheerful rustic touch to your holiday decor—and it's so easy to assemble, you can start raising the roof right away! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

1 · We came up with the plans for this Christmas gingerbread barn—then stocked it with farmyard friends. The country-as-can-be project will add a cheerful rustic touch to your holiday decor—and it's so easy to assemble, you can start raising the roof right away! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

38 ingredients

Produce
  • 2 tsp Ginger, ground
Refrigerated
  • 2 Eggs, large
Condiments
  • 2/3 cup Corn syrup, light
  • 1 Food paste colors, Assorted
  • 1 cup Molasses
Baking & Spices
  • 8 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 Chocolate river stones
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp Cloves, ground
  • 12 cups Confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups Golden grahams
  • 3 3/4 cups Shortening
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Vanilla extract
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 Coconut, Unsweetened
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 Cardboard cake board
  • 10 inch Cardboard roll from wrapping paper
  • 1 Muffin tin
  • 1 Pastry bags
  • 1 Pastry tips—#10, round
Snacks
  • 1 Butter ring cookie, thin
  • 1 package Graham crackers
  • 1 Pretzel sticks and pretzel rods, Thin
Dairy
  • 1 1/2 cups Butter
Frozen
  • 1 Sugar ice cream cones
Desserts
  • 2 Candy coating, black disks
  • 1 Decorating sprinkles and candies
  • 2 Jelly beans, black
  • 2 Marshmallows, large
  • 40 Marshmallows, miniature
  • 1 Sour candy belt
Liquids
  • 3/4 cup Water
Other
  • Small cans
  • Heavy-duty cardboard
  • Masking tape
  • Small new paintbrush
  • Serrated knife
  • Sugars and edible glitter
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