SO FUN! Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses + Royal Icing Recipe | VIRTUAL COOKIE EXCHANGE COLLAB
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SO FUN! Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses + Royal Icing Recipe | VIRTUAL COOKIE EXCHANGE COLLAB


– Hey friends, today I’m
joining with Noreen over at Noreen’s Kitchen and a whole
bunch of other fun YouTubers and we are doing a
Christmas cookie exchange. Only, I am a rebel and I’m not doing a Christmas cookie exactly,
but I did tell Noreen, I said, Noreen, I can play
along and be a part of this but actually what I’m doing is graham cracker gingerbread
houses and these are prefect if you have like a gingerbread house decorating party with the kids. We just had one of those a few days ago. I’ve been sharing all
kinds of fun pictures over on Instagram and such of that time. I got this idea many years
ago from my friend Connie, and her blog is called smockityfrocks.com. I will have a link for that
in the description below. Connie, she’s a homeschool mom of seven, and what she has done for many years, is she does these graham
cracker gingerbread house decorating parties, and I’m
like I wanna do that do, that looks so easy and so fun. So I’m gonna say for the
last three of four years, I have done these with my children and this year we finally
invited some other families over and did it with a bunch of our friends, and then because I always feel like I can do all the things,
we are making these for our homeschool group
Christmas party next week. So, it’s the classic
camaro go big or go home. We’re not just doing it one time, we’re doing it like three or four times. But the kids love making
these and it’s just a fun, low-impact activity for me that
I can pull together as well. So I’ll show you the few
things that go into this and also, check in the description below, there will be a playlist
for all the other awesome Christmas cookie exchange participants. I know I watched the Family Fudge, she has a yummy fudge recipe. And I think Phillip’s FamBam
and some other different YouTubers just got all kinds
of yummy things going on. So, all you need for this is of course, graham crackers for the houses, and then we make a homemade royal icing that sticks them together like glue. These are a couple that
are left from our party that we had, um, I think
three days ago now. And so from the leftovers
these have sticked together perfectly, you can see we got creative. We did some colored icing,
most of them were white icing. These were just two that I made. Zion got really creative with his and he did windows and
a door and a chimney and the I think Gabriel and Naomi, they did some extra triangles here. They were helping me make them
the night before our party. But this is the very basic idea here. And then I make more royal icing in many different colors,
and the kids decorate these with lots of candy and it dries hard. See this stuff is like glue, so it’s just perfect for
this kind of fun project. We’re gonna do our royal icing first. I’m gonna use eggs, and cream of tartar and powdered sugar and whip it up. So of course because I do
this large-family style, we are gonna use nine eggwhites, twelve cups of powdered sugar,
and then two full teaspoons of cream of tartar to make a nice, big batch of the white royal icing. This is a little bit that
was left from the other day. Four. Eight. With our cream of
tartar, this is actually, I just realized I have half a teaspoon, so it’ll be four of these
to equal two teaspoons. There we go. Now we’re gonna do our nine egg whites. You can of course just by
yourself a carton of egg whites. I save the yokes and we’ll use them for scrambled eggs tomorrow. That’s what we’ve done
the last couple times I’ve had to use egg whites. Of course because I live in the
wilderness, I can’t just run to the store and pick up
a carton of egg whites. So now we’re gonna whip all
of this up to make our icing. (mixer mixing) So the way that I do these to
make these cute little houses, is I use three graham crackers. We’re gonna use two for the outside of the structure and
then two for the roof. And you can see for the base of the house, I just gobbed the icing on the sides and this stuff dries like glue, it is lovely, so now I’m
going to do the roof. So here you go guys,
here’s how it turned out. This will need, I would say,
up to about 30 minutes to dry. What I’m gonna do now,
I’m gonna have Jayden, Everybody say, “Hi Jayden,
thanks for editing for your mom.” Jayden is gonna do a
slide show here for us of pictures from our party and also share a few video clips of how the
decorated houses turned out. (Christmas music) So thank you guys so much
for watching our really fun graham cracker gingerbread houses. I hope that you get these
few simple ingredients and do these with your
kids because it’s something that you can still pull
off before Christmas and you could even do it
for New Years if you want. So check out the description
below for the link to the playlist to get all kinds of yummy Christmas cookie ideas and then obviously some graham cracker house ideas and anything else you
can put in that category. I’ll see you next time friends
with another brand new video. Buh-Bye.

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