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You will need some gingerbread or even graham cracker can be used, icing from your favorite recipe, and assorted Christmas candies like peppermints, small candy canes, gum drops and/or any other candies that you choose.

Here are some gingerbread recipes from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook:

Christmas English Gingerbread

1 lb. flour 1 tablespoon ginger
1/2 lb. butter 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar Molasses

Mix flour, sugar, ginger, and salt. Work in butter, using tips of fingers, and add just enough molasses to hold ingredients together. Let stand over night to get thoroughly chilled. Roll very thin, shape, and bake in a moderate oven.


Fairy Gingerbread

1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup milk
1 cup light brown sugar 17/8 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons ginger

Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and milk very slowly. Mix and sift flour and ginger, and combine mixtures. Spread very thinly with a broad, long-bladed knife on a buttered, inverted dripping-pan. Bake in a moderate oven. Cut in squares before removing from pan. Watch carefully and turn pan frequently during baking, that all may be evenly cooked. If mixture around edge of pan is cooked before that in the centre, pan should be removed from oven, cooked part cut off, and remainder returned to oven to finish cooking.

Here is a video that explains how to put it together:




 
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This thread has so really great gingerbread houses and a great video showing how to make one:

https://permies.com/t/19582/gingerbread-house-space-travellers-gingerbread#813894
 
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