The Food52 Basic Gingerbread House Walls post is made for architectural purposes. While the pieces are edible, the post recommends using them to prop up elaborate gingerbread houses, encasing cookies and icing in a sturdy, durable manner.
While this dough can be eaten, the use of ground cinnamon and ginger are the only additives that make these cookies resemble classic gingerbread treats. Present in the recipe is corn syrup, dark brown sugar, butter, all-purpose glower and molasses.
Leaveners aren't used in this post, allowing the mixture to hold its shape once baked. After following the step-by-step guide that's included in the entry, readers can use the boxy shapes to produce delectable Christmas designs that won't fall apart a day or two after being put together.