How to Make a Cookie House Villagecomments (7) December 15th, 2012
Then, frost the rest of the board with the extra icing, creating a snowy landscape. You may need a smaller spatula to spread icing between the houses. Spread the icing right up to the base of each house, but keep it about 1 inch away from the edges of the board.
(By the way, I'm leaving a section of my board uncovered to make a little ice-skating pond for my village.)
After icing the board, pipe some icing along the base of each house. This will neaten up its appearance and serve to firmly anchor it to the base once the icing hardens.
Cut some smaller pieces of graham cracker to serve as doors. Pipe a little icing on the back and gently press each one in place, as shown.
Then, pipe icing along all edges of the roof. If you're talented with a pastry bag, you can create lovely icing decorations with this step. If you're not a pastry-bag whiz, just do what I do...
...Stick candy decorations into the icing! Decorate all the houses as you like, adding any embellishments. (I'm using mini M&M's, cinnamon imperials, and starlight mints here, but any hard candy will do.
When you're done decorating, let the village sit undisturbed overnight before you attempt to move it.
If you live in a very dry climate, you may be able to store your village (wrapped in plastic bags) and display it again next year. In a humid climate, this usually isn't possible-the moisture in the air will melt the candy over time. But it'll look wonderful throughout the winter season!
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