Eggless Gluten Free Gingerbread House Construction Paste
Recipe type: Dessert
This recipe will produce a paste that dries rock-hard. I use it to hold the seams of my gingerbread houses together, as well as an edible glue for heavier candies that I want to affix to the house sides and roofs.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk, or milk substitute (such as gluten free almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup (Karo is gluten free)
  • 1 Tbsp shortening (Crisco is gluten free)
  1. Sift powdered sugar and mix with milk and corn syrup.
  2. Melt shortening and add to the sugar mixture, mixing well.
  3. Add small amounts of additional corn syrup to adjust icing to the consistency that you desire.
Recipe by Mother of a Hubbard at