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Building Cookie Cottages: Woodsy Hideaway

This country cottage is nestled in a forest of sweets.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006


Nestled in a sugar-cone forest, this cozy coffee-and-cream-colored abode has almond slices for roof shingles and a roasted pumpkin seed in its shell for an attic window. There's a fire burning inside, thanks to a pile of cinnamon-stick logs and a chimney made from a stack of caramels behind the house. It's a chilly night, so hurry up the sesame-bar path, grab the jelly bean doorknob, and come in and warm up!


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  • Graham crackers

  • Serrated knife

  • Almond slices

  • Roasted pumpkin seed

  • Cinnamon-stick logs

  • Caramels

  • Sesame seeds

  • Coconut shavings (optional)

  • Sugar ice cream cones

  • Jelly bean


  1. With a serrated knife, saw a graham cracker into 2 squares. Saw off top corners of another cracker to create a peaked roof; make 2.

  2. Pipe icing onto bottom and straight edges of a peaked piece. Place on an upside-down paper plate; use a small object, such as a spice jar, to prop it up. Repeat to pipe icing onto edges of a square piece, and adhere it to peaked cracker. Remove spice jar, and adhere other pieces with icing.

  3. Saw a cracker into 2 squares for the roof. If desired, spread icing onto roof pieces and decorate with candy; let dry. Pipe icing onto top edges of house, and adhere roof pieces.

  4. To display, place plates on a tray and cover with shredded coconut snow. Add sugar cones as trees.

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