Gingerbread houses are so 16th century, welcome to the 21st century of grilling! Your Broil King gingerbread grill comes fully equipped with 20 square inches of completely non-functional grilling space but it tastes amazing!

Difficulty: 4/5

Prep time: 1 h

Cook time: 10-15 min

Serves: 8

FOR THE DIMENSIONS AND SIZING

  • Bottom Cabinet:
    2 x (4.25in. x 2.75in.)
    2 x (5.5in. x 4.25in.)
  • Cookbox:
    1 x (5.5in. x 2in.)
    2 x (1.75in. x 5.5in.)
    2 x (1.75in. x 1.75in. x 2in. x 2.75in.)
  • Control Panel:
    1 x (5.5in. x 0.75in.)
  • Side Shelves:
    2 x (2in. x 2.75in.)

FOR THE COOKIES

  • 2/3 cup light molasses
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

FOR THE DECORATIONS

  • 5 or more small gumdrops
  • 2 candy canes
  • Sprinkles

FOR THE ICING

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine molasses, brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, egg and orange zest in a bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at a low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
    Heat grill to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Cut out the shapes using your pre-made stencils. Poke small holes into each piece with a tooth-pick to prevent pieces from expanding. Place 1 inch or 3 cm apart onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Turn off the centre burners only on your grill to bake indirectly, and place the sheet on the centre grids for indirect cooking.
  4. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Beat egg whites in a clean, large bowl with a mixer at a high speed or with a whisk until foamy. Gradually add sugar and lemon juice. Continue to beat until a thick icing develops. Note: the icing will still be runny, but will harden over time.
  6. Build and decorate the barbecue components separately
  7. Assemble the cabinet base first
  8. Then assemble the cookbox
  9. Affix the side shelves to the cabinet base, if your icing lacks hold use two trimmed bamboo skewers to support the shelves (they’ll be hidden under them anyway).
  10. Then attach the cookbox to the base and add the control panel.

Happy Holiday’s – Kaitlin