We'd gladly spend December inside a candy cottage, between frosting swirls and peppermint sticks. But while our cookie roster is longer than Santa's list, we'll stop short of hanging them from the rafters. Learn to transform familiar snacks into a festive feast for the eyes. We don't recommend nibbling them post-assembly, but we have faith that you and your kin can sample plenty along the merry way.
Use royal icing -- piped from a resealable plastic bag with a corner snipped off -- to hold houses together and "glue on" decorations.
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 propRead More »from Deck the Halls and Eat Them, Too: Edible Holiday Decor Ideas