1 1/4 cups packed dark-brown sugar
3/4 cup unsulfured molasses
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Combine brown sugar, molasses, butter, cinnamon, ginger and salt in saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in milk and remove from heat.
We decorated our Gingerbread houses on Christmas night but there's no reason that you cant make it a New Years Eve activity. Oh, and if you need some Gingerbread House consulting - you can contact my dad. ;)