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ISO gingerbread construction recipes

bite bite | Dec 3, 200809:58 AM     12

Marking a gingerbread house this year for the first time! Got a baking mold from Nordicware which includes a recipe -- would love to hear from successful gingerbread architects what your favorite recipes are. Ideally kid-friendly in taste for 6 and 3-year old -- and V important -- good for building.

ADDITIONAL QUESTION: Some recipes I notice call for butter, others for shortening. Would the shortening make a softer cookie? While possibly tastier -- wondering if that might cause construction problems. Or not? Anyone know?

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