For this year's Christmas cookie experiment, I decided to make mini gingerbread houses. I wanted the gingerbread to actually taste good, so I tried two different recipes that promised to result in gingerbread that was both tasty and strong enough to make a house. The winner was this recipe from the New York Times. I made some paper templates and used them to create the gingerbread house parts:
I used royal icing to hold my houses together.