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The Naked Gingerbread

Here, just slightly out of order, are "before" pictures of the gingerbread house, undecorated. Super-easy to make using this recipe.

Won't be posting "before" or "after" photos to RecipeZaar this time around. The 17 photos people have uploaded of houses and cookies made with this recipe all look stupendous and professional.

Mine, meanwhile, has a definite homemade, "smash & eat me SOON" pleading look about it. I do wish I'd made the windows bigger, though I love the way they look from the inside in this shot:

Anyway, this is just a first attempt - and last, for this year, though I may use the recipe again for cookies. It's super-easy and rolls out nicely: thin and strong.

Though it calls for butter, you can't really taste the butter because of the spices, so you could probably sub margarine or shortening pretty easily...

G'nite, with lots of gingery hugs and teethy baby kisses!

<3 J

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