How to Make a Cookie House Villagecomments (9) December 15th, 2012
Press the other peaked cracker into place to complete the structure. If you need to make adjustments to the crackers, you can do that now while the icing is still wet. When you're happy with it, let the house rest for about 30 minutes while the icing cures.
After this rest, the icing will be slightly firm and it'll be safe to add a roof to your house. You'll need two full crackers for this. Pipe icing all along the top of the house.
Then, pipe some icing along the edge of one of the roof pieces. Press the two halves of the roof gently into place on top of the house. Make sure the roof is in contact with the icing.
Let the house rest for another hour. Wrap the tip of the pastry bag in a moistened washcloth so it doesn't dry out.
While you're waiting for the icing to set, make a base for your village. Cut a large sheet of sturdy cardboard-I'm using the top of a shipping box. Your cardboard can be any size and shape that fits your décor. Cover the cardboard completely with aluminum foil; this is very important because if you pipe icing directly on the cardboard, the moisture in the icing will quickly disintegrate it.
Then, arrange your houses on the board as you like.
Affix each house to the board with a bit of icing.
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