Happy Valentine’s Day {gingerbread Valentine’s}

Happy Valentine’s Day

I love LOVE it’s the most amazing thing to feel it and to give it!

 I had a gingerbread house that I didn’t get around to decorating in December, can you guess why….you guessed it, too busy. I may or may not have another one too…who says gingerbread is only for Christmas.

This Gingerbread House is from Ikea, and yes I would buy it again, packaged so well, nothing was broken and just as I opened it. All I can smell is the yumminess of gingerbread, just like their gingerbread cookies with the scalloped edge.

I love being at home especially on Valentine’s Day. No better place to be than with my family!

I just love hearts, but I bet you already knew that.

I love these small red heart sprinkles, they are so fun to decorate with and no better day to share the LOVE than on Valentine’s Day!

So I’m sending you all wishes for a wonderful Valentine’s Day. No matter what your plans, or your unplanned day.

If you had plenty of time and planned out Christmas better than me (which I’m sure many of you did) and you don’t have a gingerbread house lying around, you could make a batch of gingerbread boys and put cute little hearts on them for everyone you love!


Happy Valentine's Day {gingerbread Valentine's}
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat shortening with, add sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat until combined. Beat in the molasses, egg, and vinegar until combined. Mix in flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree for 5 to 6 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.

 

*do not recall recipe source I’ve used this recipe for years.

Happy Valentin’s Day!

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  1. 1
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Oh so adorable!

  2. 2

    This is the cutest thing ever!!

  3. 3

    This is a work of art!!! The detail on that roof! WOW…you have surgeon’s hands! Diane, amazing!

  4. 4

    I love this and the fact that you don’t reserve Christmas as the only time for baking gingerbread. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  5. 5

    I love gingerbread cookies and houses…so glad you thought to bring it out during Valentine’s DAy…would’ve never thought about doing that…brilliant!!!

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  6. 6

    What a wonderful idea–gingerbread is not just for Christmas anymore!!

  7. 7

    It is so cute and cozy. I have made Halloween, Patriotic and Easter ones. Love gingerbread. Good job. Joni

  8. 8

    Hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day too, Diane!

  9. 9

    I love it! Who says gingerbread is only for Christmas…

  10. 10

    that is so cute!!!

  11. 11

    How darling!!

  12. 12

    Gingerbread for V-day, what a great idea!!!

  13. 13

    I THOUGHT of doing this, but you DID it~darling!

  14. 14

    Diane, you are so creative! I love this.

  15. 15
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids says:

    I love your cute gingerbread house. Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

  16. 16

    i’m with you. who says Gingerbread house is just for Christmas?

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