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Swedish Gingerbread House Templates
Sweet details such as piped icicles, boughs of greenery, and a cinnamon-stick woodpile lend realistic charm to a simple cottage. A light dusting of confectioners' sugar mimics freshly fallen snow.
Snow-Swept Gingerbread Cottage Templates
The caramelized-syrup windows of this colonial house are lit from within by a string of holiday bulbs, which flicker and glow like firelight. Intricate piped-icing details reflect the home's period; cookie trees and evergreen shrubbery (plus a tiny wreath) complete the scene.
Envelope Template and Snowflake Labels
Three delicious cookies -- lemon-oatmeal lacies, chocolate-almond spirals, and cowboy cookies (chock-full of nuts, coconut, and chocolate chunks) -- meet one clever wrapping idea: Line easy-to-make paper envelopes with waxed tissue, and seal with punched-paper labels.