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Gingerbread house? More like cookie resort!

Posted at 6:56 PM, Dec 05, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS – Since 1964, the Broadmoor has held to the tasty and holiday-oriented tradition of gingerbread house (or structure) creation. This year, they’ve gone farther, baked harder, and constructed more ginger (bread) than ever before.

So, if you find yourself at the Broadmoor during the Christmas season, be sure to swing by the “Best hotel for gingerbread cookie travel.”

It’s a 13.5 feet tall cookie resort, the hotel’s largest cookie creation so far, that was inspired by the 1918 Broadmoor Hotel.

It weighs in at more than a ton, took months to plan, and took an army of chefs/carpenters 220 hours (over the course of 3 weeks) to bake and assemble.

Curious about ingredients? Look no further:

  • 958 lbs of powdered sugar
  • 475 lbs of flour
  • 650 eggs
  • 19 lbs of holiday spices
  • 200 lbs of honey
  • 128 lbs of molasses
  • 6 lbs of salt
  • 78 lbs of assorted candy, gumballs, and fruit jellies
  • 164 lbs of dark chocolate
  • 89 lbs of butter
  • 3 lbs of baking soda
  • 10 lbs of heavy cream
  • 2 lbs of fresh yeast

Want to see them piece together this confectionery colossus? Take a gander right below:

According to the hotel’s executive chef, the display will stay in place until the new year at which point it will, “Magically disappear.”