Craft a Gingerbread Lighthouse

This lighthouse is our coastal take on the traditional gingerbread house. The recipe and directions are straight from our test kitchen.

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Build Your Own Gingerbread Lighthouse

Building a gingerbread house has many steps, and it does take awhile. But it’s not as difficult as it looks. Just relax and have fun with it—we’d love to see what you come up with!


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Step-by-Step Building Instructions

Follow these step-by-step instructions to assemble your Gingerbread Lighthouse.


Decorate the Cottage

Decorating Your Lighthouse

Click through the photos to see how we decorated our lighthouse, but go to town doing it your way! The point is not to make it perfect, but to be creative–and to leave some candy for the house.


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Gingerbread Lighthouse Recipe

Find the delicious gingerbread recipe for your lighthouse.

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