As the holiday season rolls along on its merry way, it's not uncommon to find yourself with piles of sweet treats. And while it's tempting to lose hope and toss out old desserts, take a moment to learn about how to use a stale gingerbread house. I mean, candy canes will last forever, and seasonal pies are usually gobbled up overnight, anyway. But what about a gingerbread house, something that was barely even edible before it was built?
If you typically buy gingerbread house kits from the store, this probably sounds all too familiar. The cookie pieces are usually rock hard right out of the box, so it only makes sense that they are only used as festive holiday decor. Plus, since we can't all make beautiful gingerbread houses, there's a good chance that you're generally left with a gingerbread house fail that, come Dec. 26, often goes straight to the trash. It's OK, we've all been there.
Considering a gingerbread house is really just one big stale cookie, breaking it apart and running it through a high-speed processor will create delicious crumbs. Hard candies should be removed beforehand, but sprinkles and frosting are fair game. You can also break up the house into chunks.
Store the crumbs in an air-tight container, and check out these tasty ways to put them to good use. You can thank me later.