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Gingerbread House Cookie

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • Cookie Cutter: Circle house, mini gingerbread man, mini reindeer

Icing Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small bowl of coconut flakes set aside

Instructions

Cookie Directions

  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs...Continue to mix.
  • Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
  • Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  • Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  • Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  • Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  • Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
  • the batter. (if needed).
  • Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
  • Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  • Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

Icing Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  • If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  • Divide the icing into 5 equal bowls.
  • The first bowl of icing remains light brown.
  • The second bowl of icing, add several drops of purple gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
  • The third bowl of icing, add several drops of pink.
  • The fourth bowl of icing remains white.
  • The fifth bowl, add a few drops of flesh colored to get a light light tan color.
  • Using 5 number #2 tips fitted onto piping bags, scoop some icing into each bag.
  • Thin out the brown icing left in the bowl using a tsp of water
  • Pipe on snow around the top of the house and fill in with white icing.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • pipe an edge using the brown icing around the house, mini gingerbread and reindeer.
  • Fill in with the thinner brown icing.
  • Let dry for 2-3 hours.
  • pipe on a white door and use the purple icing to make lines on the door.
  • Use the pink to make pink heart windows and then white to make window lines
  • Make 3 dots, in different sizes above the door and pipe on squiggly lines to make "Rose" like looks.
  • Decorate the mini gingerbread man and reindeer according to the picture.
  • Let dry for another 3 hours
  • Dip the circle cookie in thick white icing and then dip the icing covered part of the cookie in coconut flakes.
  • Place gingerbread house onto the circle cookie and hold it there for 15 minutes
  • Place the gingerbread man and reindeer on the cookie.
  • Let dry for 2 hours.