The cookie house can be your merriest holiday decoration ever.

Start with a kit you order, then embellish with homemade or packaged cookies and yummy confections.

As a family activity, you’ll find building this storybook house delicious old-fashioned fun.

Created in the American Home Kitchens, our cookie house makes a delightful table decoration. Its basis is a cardboard house form 12 inches high. Clapboards and chimney, window and door decor are homemade cookies you attach with special frosting (kit has recipes and directions). Roof and ridgepole cookies are packaged. A peanut-brittle path leads to the door, and other candies add colorful trim. Trees are paper cones covered with green sugar; snow is salt and sugar crystals.

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>> Get more festive ideas! Gingerbread house gallery: Christmas cookies & candy (1987)

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Source publication: American Home magazine

Source publication date: November 1967

Filed under: 1960s, Christmas, Dessert recipes, Family & parenting, Food & drink, Magazines

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