Sugar 'Glue' for Gingerbread Houses

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

1 lb. sugar
1 tsp. cream of tartar
Water, enough to make a "wet sand" consistency

Mix the water, sugar and cream of tartar together in a pot and bring to a boil. Cook the sugar until it reaches the hard-crack stage, 300-310°F.

Remove the pot from the heat and dip edges of gingerbread into the hot sugar to assemble the house.

Work carefully as the sugar is extremely hot.