Recipes for “Utility” Gingerbread and Royal Icing

I wanted to take a quick moment out of my family’s “gingerbread village project” to post the recipes for our “utility” gingerbread and royal icing. Utility Gingerbread: This is the recipe I use for ornamental gingerbread.  It’s sturdy, it smells nice, and it’s inexpensive to make.  It’s not the best tasting gingerbread, but it’s great to build with. This recipe makes enough dough for one large gingerbread house, or two small ones. *recently revised* 1 cup crisco 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 cup dark brown corn syrup 7 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 […]