Cut out paper patterns. Use your imagination to design your cookie house .
Leave the butter at room temperature to soften. When it is soft, add sugar and mix. Then add eggs and vanilla extract.
Combine the sifted flour and the mixture. When it's all mixed together, divide the dough into the individual portions and color with the red food coloring, cocoa, etc. Wrap with cling film and rest in the fridge.
After the dough has rested in the fridge for 30 minutes, roll out to 0.5mm thick. Cut into the house parts with the paper patterns (Step 1) with a knife.
Line on a baking tray and bake at 375°F/190℃ for about 20 minutes. When they are baked, cool on a wire rack.
If you want to make windows with a stained glass effect, crush candy and gently place it inside the window frame (or in the photo) and bake. When it's done, let cool on parchment paper.
When all the parts are done, cool well and stick together with icing. Try not to hurry and stay calm. It is important that you take your time.
I made a tree stacking the shaped cookies with icing. I used the crushed candies to make the windows to look like stained glass.
I stuck crackers to make up the roof tiles to give a 3D effect. The sweets on the edge are colorful marshmallows. You can eat everything!
My children helped me color the dough and make the house parts.
Story Behind this Recipe
I put a lot of effort into making this cookie house again this year because I really wanted to see my children's happy faces .
It is important to be patient and calm when building your house and to carefully stick the parts together one by one. Make firm icing so that you can stick the parts together easily. And just enjoy!! Make a lovely one-and-only house .