Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses + Royal Icing Recipe!

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Several years ago I was inspired by Connie’s Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses. Since reading Connie’s fun idea, I’ve made making these Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses a tradition at our house too. It’s become a fun family tradition that we decided to invite friends over and to do them at our homeschool co-op holiday party. That’s a lot of gingerbread houses!

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Join me now for this SO FUN Graham Cracker Gingerbread House + Royal Icing Recipe on YouTube! Scroll to the bottom to get the royal icing recipe!

After many years of making these Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses with our family, we decided it was time to share the fun with friends. We had our first Graham Cracker Gingerbread House decorating party just a few days ago. I had every family bring a few bags of candy to share. We had a potluck style lunch, lots of play time, and then the kids created their special houses for almost an hour. Afterwards, we went on a nice long forest hike on our trails to help work out the sugar-induced energy, ha.


So many fun moments with good friends today at our homemade Christmas ? party ❤️

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Making the graham cracker gingerbread houses in advance is really easy. Use 3 graham crackers for each house. Break in half and glue each piece together using the royal icing. Glue the roof pieces to each other and to the bottom half of the house. Allow to dry for about 30 minutes. After that, you can decorate at will. 


Royal Icing Recipe!

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Christmas
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Use this icing recipe to hold your graham cracker gingerbread house together! It dries as hard as glue!


  • 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 9 egg whites
  • 2 tsps cream of tartar


  1. Add all ingredients into your large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  2. Mix on high until well blended.
  3. Put into piping bags and pipe onto your gingerbread houses


Separate icing into separate bowls and add food coloring to make different colors.

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