Sweet details such as piped icicles, boughs of greenery, and a cinnamon-stick woodpile lend realistic charm to our Swedish gingerbread cottage. A light dusting of confectioners' sugar mimics freshly fallen snow.
You can also apply the basic methods of this cottage to construct other gingerbread houses, including the Snow-Swept Gingerbread Cottage.
Use the templates to make the house and chimney pieces, as directed. Cut out two 6 1/2-by-7 1/2-inch pieces of dough for the roof.
Once you've rolled, cut, and baked the cookie house's walls, roof, and other details using our Swedish Gingerbread House Recipe, a caramel syrup serves as the "glue." To assemble: Dip one edge of front piece in caramel, and allow excess to drip off. Coat only the edge that will be joined.