Serve your hot cocoa this holiday season topped with cute little gingerbread houses perched on the rim of your mugs. These come together in a snap when you use Betty Crocker™ Gingerbread Cookie Mix, Cookie Icing, and a 3-D gingerbread house cookie cutter.

Mini Gingerbread Houses for Your Mugs
Serves 8
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Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ gingerbread cookie mix
  2. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  3. 1 tablespoon water
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 2 tubes Betty Crocker™ white decorating cookie icing
  6. 1 candy decorations: snowflake and red heart sprinkles
  1. Mix together the gingerbread cookie mix, butter, water and egg.
  2. Roll dough out on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cut out eight large rectangle cookies, using a 3D gingerbread cookie cutter as a guide.
  3. Remove the excess dough and re-roll as needed.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 14-16 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately flip the cookies over.
  6. Press the 3D gingerbread house cutter into the hot cookies, cutting out the parts for eight houses.
  7. Break apart the gingerbread house cookie pieces. Cut out and remove the doors. Use kitchen shears or a knife to trim the jagged edges on your cookies.
  8. Allow cookies to cool for 10-15 minutes before assembling the houses.
  9. Use the white cookie icing to attach the cookie pieces together. Allow the icing to dry completely.
  10. Decorate houses using cookie icing and sprinkles.
  11. Set houses over the rims of hot cocoa mugs and serve.
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