There are discarded pieces scattered around your work area, your hands are sore, and you’re three hours into working on something that was supposed to be festive. No, it’s not snowflake making; it’s gingerbread house construction.
Skip the house this year and save yourself the stress. We know the house is a tradition, but you have enough on your plate between being a good host, preventing the kids from finding their presents early, and preparing the whole Christmas dinner. Keep the spirit of the seasonal specialty and ditch all the endless work (and molten sugar burns) by making this gingerbread star tree instead.
Made from stacking iced star-shaped gingerbread cookies on top of each other, this sweet and spirited decoration is one everyone will actually enjoy. All you need is a variety of star-shaped cookie cutters to get stars of various sizes, and the icing--you don’t even have to heat it up! When you’re done, you’ll notice something miraculous: everyone will still be in the holiday spirit.
Watch the full construction process and get step-by-step directions in the short video below: