Wilton Holiday Gingerbread Memories

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Searching through my holiday cookie decorating memories, I can’t think of a single one that involved gingerbread. That’s pretty amazing considering gingerbread could be considered the official cookie of Christmas in most homes. In mine, it has always been sugar cookies but this year, we wanted to reach outside of our little decorating box and have a little gingerbread fun.

Wilton, the ultimate brand for cookie cutter’s (in my opinion) sent me the most adorable gingerbread family cookie cutter set. While they aren’t the comfort grip cutters, which I typically prefer, these are lots of fun for making some holiday gingerbread cookie memories. Each set includes an adult size mom and dad plus child size boy and girl. With the help of my son, we rolled our gingerbread cookie dough and cut out 5 cookies, one for each member of our family.

gingerbread cookie 1

We also played with the holiday roller cutter which has a really unique design. You can roll it across the dough cutting out multiple mini cookies really fast. The drawback? The cookie dough tends to stick inside each cookie cavity and distorts the edges a bit as you try to release them.

gingerbread cookie 2

Once baked, we had a rows of little gingerbread people that were ready to decorate.

gingerbread cookie 3

With the help of everyone in the family, we picked out a few decorations and decorating styles from the Wilton Cookie Exchange Book. Let me tell you, if you are short on decorating ideas, this book has you covered! Inside you’ll find pages upon pages of decorating styles for gingerbread, spritz, sugar snowflakes, ornaments and many other cookies.

“3 Kids and Us” Gingerbread Cookie Family

gingerbread cookie 4

We also went out on a limb and attempted another gingerbread house kit. My history with this has always been pretty awful. One of the most difficult aspects for me is actually constructing the walls and getting them to stick together during the drying process. Well, problem solved. Wilton has a Pre-Baked, Fully Assembled Gingerbread House Kit!

Right out of the box, this is how the gingerbread house looks. The only thing left is the best part … decorating!

gingerbread house 1

One of the easiest ways I’ve found to keep decorations from rolling all over the place is to use disposable cupcake liners to keep them all organized.

gingerbread house 2

And that my friends, is our first gingerbread holiday experience as a family … a new tradition we definitely plan to keep for years ahead.

gingerbread house 3

Buy It

While many of the holiday items are selling out quickly in the Wilton store, you can still find many of these fun gingerbread products in stores and at Amazon online.

Wilton Holiday Roll and Cut | Pre-Baked & Assembled Gingerbread House Kit | Gingerbread Family Cookie Cutters

Giveaway Prize

One lucky reader will win a Wilton Gingerbread prize pack that includes all of the items seen below valued at $48.75

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Disclosure – As a Wilton Brand Ambassador I was provided with some of the products used in this post, some were purchased by myself. Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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  1. says

    I would love to try it santa season cake! my kids love shaped cakes i make an easter bunny every easter

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  2. says

    The Tower of Treats cookies! oh that looks so neat. my kids would love that.

  3. Susan R. says

    I’d love to try the Perfect Holiday Petit Fours! I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these since I love eating them! :)

  4. Fran Major says

    I grew up with Wilton and boy I can smell those gingerbread cookies now. What a wonderfull giveaway. call8866721 at gmail dot com

  5. jules p says

    This one is easy…I would love to make the Happy Holly-Day Cake. That looks so cute!

  6. Ellen C. says

    I would definitely have to choose the Mrs. Claus welcomes you cake. Thanks for the chance.

  7. Marie Burnett says

    I would love to make the Ginger Bread house for my youngest grand children

  8. Tamara B. says

    I would like to try to attemp to make their Happy Holly-Day Cake (LOL) Not a very good baker but the cake is so beautiful.

  9. Jennifer says

    The Happy Holly-Day Cake looks awesome. I’d love to make that one work.

  10. Kim B says

    I had no idea they had such great ideas and recipes online! I definately will be trying the Tree-mendously Generous Mini Cakes. I may use sara lee ound cake to make it a little easier, and a little more stress-free…I love holiday baking, but always seem to run out of time between kid stuff, work, shopping, etc. This recipe looks super fun and super cool when put together!

  11. Shanda J says

    I would love to try the gingerbread cookie kit, my daughter has been wanting to make those.
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  13. sandy says

    I would also like to try the Happy Holly-Day cake. That looks so neat!

  14. Anna P. says

    I would like to do the ‘miracle of the manger mini cakes’. annatiffany at yahoo dot com

  15. says

    I want to try the Illuminated Gingerbread Castle! It looks so magical, I am sure my grandkids would love it!

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  16. Debi Hubbard says

    I’ve never made a ginger bread house. Would love to try that.

  17. says

    I would like to try the gingerbread kit-the large one.
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    PS: you did a fine job at those cookies and the house.

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  20. Maureen Timerman says

    I would love the Miracle of the Manger Mini Cakes.


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  24. Megan says

    I would like to make my own gingerbread dough. I would give the pre-made kits to my busy cousin and her new family!

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  27. victoria lester says

    I’d like to try the White Christmas Cookie Tree project.
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  32. Melissa says

    The cookie kit looks ADORABLE and my granddaughter and I would have a ball making gingerbread people for all the family.

  33. Sharon Harmon says

    I’d like to make the beautiful and precious Miracle of the Manger Mini Cakes! ;)

  34. Rebecca Orr says

    What a great prize! I like the Crispy Cereal Star Tree idea! I can definitely do that with my son!
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  35. Debbie Criss says

    Love the fruit filled candy tower. Would love to win. Please enter me, thank you

  36. Karen says

    wow…i knew wilton’s had a lot of neat things but wow! so many cool projects. :-) I love the all white stacked cookie tree and always wanted to make petit fours too. Also love the chocolate snowflake lollipops.

  37. nan says

    i might be able to handle the too pretty to open cake
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  38. says

    I would love to attempt the Holiday Tree Cake. Your projects turned out perfect!
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  39. says

    My son is bugging me to make gingerbread cookies so I would love to do that. But that White Christmas Tree Cookie looks amazing!

  40. says

    They are all so cute & look like so much fun, but I think I would pick the It’s Santa Season! Cake! Thank you!

  41. Em says

    the wilton site isn’t working right now :S i’d actually love to try to make some of their awesome fondant flowers, though

  42. Alison S. says

    I’d like to try my hand at the miracle of the manger cakes. Not sure they’d turn out as cute, but it would be fun!

  43. Heather M says

    i like the crispie cereal star tree… it’s really neat and looks simple to make!
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  44. Jullee says

    Such awesome items!! I am really loving the Miracle of the Manger Mini Cakes!

  45. Shara says

    I would love the gingerbread house kit. My girls are young and would love to dot his!!

  46. Tamara B. says

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  47. E Faye says

    I would love to do the gingerbread men…. always made those growing up! :)

  48. Christina Anne D. says

    I’d like to try the Miracle of the Manger Mini Cakes. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Pam says

    We would love to try to the penguin cake. My 7 year old daughter loves penguins. And also the Santa cake. Wow!! Great job on both!!

  51. nicole barr says

    I really wanted to make the grand gingerbread house with my daughter this year

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  53. Kevin says

    The Grand Gingerbread House, my Sons loves to build Gingerbread houses so I figured he would love a giant one

  54. Melissa Barnes says

    i would love to try the blue snowflake cooke – it is beautiful and my daughters favorite color is blue

  55. Patti Hess says

    I’d love to try the Christmas Bear Cake

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    thanks for the chance

  56. says

    Would love to make Perfect Holiday Petit Fours! I’ve always wanted to make the mini treats but never had the time!
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  57. Kelly says

    The holiday gingerbread kit looks amazing! I can never find the right candy accessories to make a cool gingerbread house. This year sunflower seeds are actually on a few gingerbread at our house ;)

  58. Ashley c says

    I love the gingerbread house, we uce to make them with graham crackers when i was little,.

  59. Marija says

    I want to try the chocolate wonderland gingerbread house!

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  60. Marija says

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  61. Jennifer H says

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  62. Tamara B. says

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  63. Kathy says

    I would love to try the gingerbread house and make that a tradition in our family.

  64. Jennifer H says

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  65. Laurie G. says

    i have always wanted to make the Christmas tree out of cookies and this year I have a mold to do it!

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  69. Kim says

    The gingerbread house looks like so much fun. I think I could even get my husband to join me in making that :)

  70. trixx says

    The White Christmas Cookie Tree looks fabulous. It looks easy enough to make, even for me!

  71. fat mommy cass says

    I Like the Three-in-One Spritz Cookies to make this year as a porject

  72. says

    Well my kids want to make a gingerbread house, but the one last year got snowed on and collapsed. so how about the Dapper Dude Cake

  73. charline says

    I would love to try the crispy cereal star tree. Looks so yummy.

  74. Jennifer H says

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