By Mary Claire Lagroue
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We'll be the first to admit that decorating gingerbread houses still delights us as adults. But we know too well that starting from scratch can end with four cookie walls caving and tears flooding in. So, we indulged ourselves in a house-hunting spree to scout out our favorite kits of the season. From an Oreo dream house to a whimsical Dr. Seuss-inspired kit, here are 12 gingerbread gems. We're confident that kids will approve, too.

OREO Gingerbread House Kit

Top pre-baked chocolate cookie pieces with Oreo cookies and mini cookies to create a well-rounded aesthetic. Fruity gummies and candy jewels add color.

Buy It: $10 at Big Lots

Photo: OREO

Sprinkle Gingerbread House Kit

Delicate sprinkles — including silver beads, white snowflakes, and the tiniest trees — set this gingerbread house apart.

Buy It: $35 at Amazon

PHOTO: Sprinkle Pop

Wondershop Santa's Workshop Cookie Kit

Spread red icing, sanding sugar, and Christmas cheer over this sugar cookie facade of Santa's Workshop, complete with Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves.

Buy It: $9.99 at Target

Photo: Target

Frozen II Holiday Ice Castle Gingerbread Cookie Kit

Sugar cookies cookies transform into an enchanting ice castle thanks to blue icing, sheeny sprinkles, and edible snowflakes.

Buy It: $10.99 at World Market

Photo: Brand Castle

Holiday Camper Gingerbread Cookie Kit

Orange frosting and sprinkles resembling classic colored lights lend this gingerbread camper a cool retro vibe.

Buy It: $8.99 at World Market

Photo: Brand Castle

Wondershop "Fa La La" Llama Cookie House Kit

A snow-white llama, two snowmen, a purple wreath, and colorful tree give this cookie house kit its quirky character.

Buy It: $9.99 at Target

Photo: Target

Candyland Gingerbread House Kit

Complete with fruity gummies, candy stars, candy jewels, sprinkles, and mint swirls, this board game-inspired kit is a winner.

Buy It: $13.99 at World Market

Photo: World Market

Wondershop Gingerbread Classic House Kit

This kit stands out for its mix of fun, edible decor fun additions (tree gummies!) and traditional toppings like gumdrops and peppermints.

Buy It: $9.99 at Target

Photo: Target

The Grinch Who-ville Gingerbread House Kit

This kit's candy garland and sprinkle Christmas lights could work their magic even on a grinch. *Who* wouldn't love it?

Buy It: $22.10 at Walmart

Photo: Brand Castle

Nestle Holiday Gingerbread Cottage Kit

Fruity candy connoisseurs, rejoice. This kit includes Nerds, SweetTarts, Runts, and Bottle Caps so that you can create a wonderfully colorful cottage.

Buy It: $10.99 at Target

Photo: Target

Wilton Build-It-Yourself Gingerbread Mini Village Decorating Kit

What's sweeter than a gingerbread house? A village of mini gingerbread houses, with a selection of simple candies to top them off.

Buy It: $12.67 at Amazon

Photo: Wilton

Benton's Gingerbread House Kit

White icicles, mistletoe candies, gumdrops, and peppermints embellish this storybook cottage.

Buy It: $7.49 at Aldi, available 11/27

Photo: Aldi