Halloween Gingerbread Coffin Treat Boxes

I love making cookie cutter kits to build things.  And with Halloween coming up, I saw some pictures of coffin treat boxes made out of cardstock.  So I thought, why can’t they be made out of gingerbread??

 So the Halloween Coffin Kit was created!

Gingerbread Halloween Treat Boxes

 

When making gingerbread pieces that are to fit together, it’s best to use a recipe that is non-rising.  In otherwords, find a recipe WITHOUT baking soda.  Baking soda causes your cookies to rise, so that when you go to put the pieces together, your pieces might not fit so well.   My No-Chill Gingerbread Recipe works great for this project.

Start out with all your pieces cut out, 2 of each.  You will have 2 coffin shaped cookies, 2 end pieces, 2 short side pieces, and 2 long side pieces.

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Put a bead of brown icing down along the top of the coffin shaped cookie. (White icing is used here to show contrast.)

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Set an end piece onto the icing.  It should stand on its own.

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Take a short side piece and place a bead of icing along one side and the bottom.

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Place onto the coffin shaped cookie and press into the end piece.

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Take a long side piece and place a bead of icing along one side and the bottom.

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Place onto the coffin shaped cookie and press into the short side piece.

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Repeat the steps for the other side.

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Take the remaining end piece and place a bead of icing along the bottom and along the inner sides where it will come in contact with the long side pieces.

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All the side and end pieces are now sitting on and attached to the bottom coffin shaped cookie.

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Let dry and then decorate!

The top piece can just sit on the box or you can secure it by adding a couple of small dabs of royal icing.  Another option is to decorate the pieces and letting them dry BEFORE putting the treat box together.

Or if you prefer, just add a cute ribbon to keep all those treats in!

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 Happy Gingerbreading! -Linda

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