Vegan gingerbread house

I always saw gingerbread houses for sale and never thought I could make them myself. This is just Christmas cuteness at its best!


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 20 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 823 / Protein 7g / Carbohydr. 158g / Fat 17g

Ingredients (6 servings)

400 gall-purpose flour
0.5 tspflaxseed (ground)
5 tbspwater (divided)
125 gturbinado sugar
2 tsppumpkin pie spice mix or mixed spice
1 tspbaking soda
225 gmolasses
125 gmargarine (vegan)
200 gconfectioner’s sugar
100 gsugar
flour for work surface
Christmas-themed sprinkles or other edible decoration (optional)


stencil for gingerbread house, pastry brush, baking sheet, oven, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks, cooling rack, Christmas tree- and gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters (optional), plastic wrap, serving plate, small saucepan, parchment paper, piping bag, knife, small bowl, rolling pin

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Step 1

Vegan gingerbread house

Mix ground flaxseed with a part of the water in a small bowl. Set aside for approx. 5 min.

small bowl

0.5 tsp flaxseed (ground) / 1 tbsp water

Step 2

Vegan gingerbread house

In the meantime, add flour, demerara sugar, spices, baking soda, margarine, and molasses to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.

standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks

400 g flour / 125 g demerara sugar / 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix or mixed spice / 1 tsp baking soda / 225 g molasses / 125 g margarine

Step 3

Vegan gingerbread house

Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.

plastic wrap

Step 4

Vegan gingerbread house

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll dough out until approx. 1/2 finger thick. Using stencils (you will find them in the last step), cut out shapes needed for a gingerbread house. Cut Christmas tree shapes and gingerbread men out of remaining dough. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for approx. 10 – 20 min., in batches if necessary. The pieces should be golden brown with a slightly firm surface. Transfer to a cooling rack.

Christmas tree- and gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters, stencil for gingerbread house, baking sheet, oven, cooling rack, parchment paper, knife, rolling pin

flour for work surface

Step 5

Vegan gingerbread house

Meanwhile, mix confectioner’s sugar with just enough water to form a thick icing. Once pieces have cooled, decorate with icing using a piping bag. If desired, decorate with sprinkles or other edible decorations. Set aside to dry completely.

piping bag, small bowl

200 g confectioner’s sugar / 2 tbsp water / Christmas-themed sprinkles or other edible decoration

Step 6

Vegan gingerbread house

Melt sugar and a little water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until a dark caramel forms. Carefully dip bottom of house pieces in caramel and stick to a serving plate. Use caramel to stick together other inner edges and to attach Christmas trees and gingerbread men.

pastry brush, serving plate, small saucepan

100 g sugar / 2 tbsp water

Step 7

Vegan gingerbread house

For your gingerbread house cut out each template from the dough twice. You can also take the measurements and make your own stencils. Enjoy!