How to Make a Cookie House Villagecomments (10) December 15th, 2012
Next, take two half-crackers and cut off about 1/2 inch from the edge. I like to cut them together like this so they'll be the same size. These will be the sides of your houses.
Time to make royal icing. The consistency of your icing is the whole key to success for this project. Here's a picture of what it looks like when it's ready-this is called "stiff peak" stage. Feel free to add more powdered sugar to the recipe I've linked above until it reaches this consistency.
Load some icing into a pastry bag. You can use a decorative star tip or a round tip, but it should be a medium size, so you can get at least a 3/8-inch-thick stream of icing from it. Cover the remainder of the icing with plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out.
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil to create a surface for assembling your houses.
Time to assemble houses! Place one full cracker on the cookie sheet. Pipe icing along one edge, as shown. Press one of the peaked crackers into this strip of icing.
Next, pipe more icing along the inside of the front cracker and along the base cracker. Press one of the small side pieces into this icing.
(This might be a good time to mention that because graham crackers are so lightweight, they should hold these upright positions just fine-if your icing is stiff enough, nothing should fall over.)
Repeat that last step on the other side of the house. And don't worry if your icing looks a little sloppy at this point-we'll fix that later.
Pipe along the remaining three edges at the back of the house.
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