The A-frame design on this pretty country chalet is easy enough for even first-timers to make. So gather the kids or grandkids and have a blast creating this fun holiday project. —Peggy Anderson, Haughton, Louisiana
Baking batches of cookies in early December always puts me in the mood for Christmas. This particular recipe yields quite a bit, so I end up with plenty for my family and can still give some away to friends, too.
These lightly spiced festive gingerbread fellows are great to munch on. And if I punch a hole in the cutout shapes before baking, I can use the sturdy cookies as tree ornaments, too. —Dore' Merrick Grabski, Utica, New York
This colorful ranch house extends "Merry Christmas" wishes in true Southwest style. Constructed of sweet gingerbread, roofed in chewing gum tiles and decked with peppermint stick trims, icing and sprinkles, this adorable adobe "fixer-upper" comes with complete easy-to-follow directions. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Preschoolers and their parents will be enthrall with the antics in the Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. This story is a twist on the classic tale of the gingerbread boy with a baby getting into much mischief. Munch on some homemade Gingerbread babies along with the story.—