Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mini Gingerbread Houses With Egg-Free Royal Icing (Top 8 Allergen Free)

It seems like every year we have less and less time for the fun crafty things at Christmas. These were our quick fix answer to "gingerbread" houses. We used Kinnikinnick's S'moreables Graham Style Crackers (these do carry the warning "may contain eggs" because they are made in a facility that uses eggs, but we have never had a problem with them). They are very small, the finished houses are only about 2 ro 3 inches tall. Also, we found that cutting the squares with a knife, rather than trying to break them, gave us cleaner lines. We assembled the houses with the thick version of my egg-free royal icing  and let them harden for about an hour. Then I made a thinner version of the icing and added some food coloring (we were out of red). I found some Skittles in the cabinet, so we threw those on too...these were the epitome of a last minute, "let's see what we have in the cabinet", fun, Christmas project. I hope everyone is having a wonderful, beautiful holiday season... full of love and joy (but free of allergens)!!!

Oh, I almost forgot...
Picked this up at the GoodWill the other day and thought I would share it :)