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Building Cookie Cottages: Peppermint Place


The owner of this winsome house has had a busy day, whizzing around on his graham-cracker-and-mini-candy-cane sled and building a peppermint-ball snowman. To make your own little guy, slice off the top and bottom of a white gumdrop, and press it onto a soft swirl candy; use a piece of red gumdrop for a hat and two nonpareils for eyes. The cottage, which is studded with cinnamon candies, has a sour-belt roof, a heart-shape candy-cane window, and a graham cracker door. Letters destined for the North Pole are hidden inside a mailbox created with a swirl candy, a piece of a candy cane, and a gumdrop; the flag is cut from a stick of gum.

For instructions on how to build the basic cottage, see Cookie Cottages How-To.

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Martha Stewart Living, December 2006

Reviews (1)

  • JanineGuevara 10 Oct, 2011

    We make these every year, we also make them for Easter, Halloween and Valentine's Day, we just change the candy! Candy Corn makes halloween houses super cute!Peeps help make the transition between holidays obvious. We also bag them and sell them for fundraisers, my kid's choir made 200 one Easter @ $10.00 each. We also made really unique ones for a Company Christmas Gala, it was a great reason for guests to go from table to table.With printed ribbons with the Co. name, it made it really special