Speaking of the Candy House, do you know a Grimm Fairy Tale, “Hansel and Gretel”? Everyone who read the story in childhood would dream of living in the Candy House.
This time we would like to introduce cookie cutters that can materialize such dream. By using house-shaped and fir tree-shaped cutters, you can easily make an edible diorama.
Making cookies isn’t so difficult. We will show you a recipe that even beginners can try. Let’s enjoy Christmas with a sweet Candy House diorama!
Ingredients (to make a house and fir tree)
- 110g of butter
- 220g of sugar
- 2 eggs
- a little amount of vanilla extract
- 50g of flour
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- a little amount of royal icing
※You can make half by half if the flour cannot fit in a bowl.
How to Cook
1.Make cookie dough
First, put butter (that was returned to room temperature) and sugar into a bowl to mix them until they get creamy.
2.Add beaten egg
Once the butter gets creamy, add beaten egg little by little as well as vanilla extract.
3.Add and mix flour to make dough
Add sifted flour and baking powder little by little 2 to 3 separate times, and fold the flour into dough with a rubber spatula.
4.Leave the dough for a while
Once fold the flour into dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and leave it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
5.Flatten the dough
Flatten the dough with a rolling pin until it becomes 3-4 mm thick. In the meanwhile, preheat the oven.
6.Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter
Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter with the cookie cutters.
t is important to put strength vertically and evenly. Once cut out all the shapes, place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking tray and lay each portion of dough on the tray.
Bake them in the oven at 170-180℃ for 10 to 15 mins.
8.Organize the parts
Connect each part with royal icing to organize the house and fir tree.
You can get royal icing at supermarkets, but also can make it at home by mixing an egg white with 50 g of powder sugar with a whisk.
9.Ready to eat
Instead of using cookie cutters, you can use a knife to cut out shapes. Decorating with gummy candies would make it even more gorgeous. Also, sifting powder sugar over the plate and lay out the cookie house and fir tree to would enhance Christmas atmosphere.
Have the Best Christmas!
If your parents had made this Candy House for Christmas in your childhood, it would have been one of unforgettable memories in your life. We hope everyone will enjoy Christmas with their family.
The fir tree can be made not only cookie but also pie sheets. You can use carious colors of royal icing or melted chocolate for decoration.
Let’s make the Candy House you’ve been dreaming of!