Pack a pretty mug with tea bags and homemade sweets. To make simple sugar cookies special, imprint an initial on each one with an alphabet cutter before baking. Show them off in cellophane tied with baker's twine and nestled in matching tissue
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
Sugar cubes and royal icing serve as the bricks and mortar for this confectionery Christmas house. Add a few architectural details -- peppermint sticks for roof shingles, jelly beans to line the windows, and rock candy along the rooftop -- and you'll have a fanciful creation that requires no baking.