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Traditional Christmas treat decorating

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Chef Kat Kessler from NECI showed Channel 3 some amazing gingerbread houses and brought in gingerbread cookies to learn how to decorate them. Watch the video for more.

Gingerbread House Dough

 6-1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

2 tsp. Ginger

1 tsp. Cloves

1-1/2 cups karo light corn syrup

8 oz. butter

8 oz. light brown sugar

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
  2. In a saucepan melt together the corn syrup, butter and light brown sugar.
  3. Stir the melted mixture into the flour mixture to form a dough.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap, cool 1 hour before using (can refrigerate, will hold for several days).
  5. Roll out on floured surface, cut into desired shapes.
  6. Place on flat, parchment lined sheet tray.
  7. Bake at 350F until golden brown.
  8. Cool and assemble. 

Royal Icing:

2# powdered sugar, sifted

4 to 5 egg whites

  1. Combine in stand mixer with paddle, whip until light and fluffy.
  2. Keep covered with a damp towel while using.
  3. Store refrigerated when not using.

 Bring sugar and water to caramel stage in a large pot.

 SLOWLY pour warmed cream into caramel add salt and vanilla

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