Ahh, home sweet home! Decorated with tons of candies and icing, this Holiday Chalet Gingerbread House is a winter retreat. Made using the Gingerbread House cookie cutters and the mini gingerbread man and woman cutters, this little edible vacation home makes a wonderful handmade gift idea for anyone on your list...and is a fun project to work on with the kids. No matter what the weather outside, you can enjoy some quality time with your loved ones taking a 'stay-cation' and enjoying making this festive Holiday Chalet Gingerbread House together.
Prepare and roll out dough. Using cutters from sets, cut 2 house fronts and 1 mini boy and girl. Also cut 2 side panels, 1 1/2 x 1 7/8 in., 2 roof panels, 2 3/4 in. square, and 1 circle base using 6 in. cake circle as pattern. Bake and cool.
Assemble house with icing and tip 6; let set.
Outline and pipe in door using tip 3 (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Outline door frame and attach jumbo nonpareils for trim and doorknob. Roll out spice drops on waxed paper sprinkled with granulated sugar. Cut to size for all windows and attach with icing.
Outline window frame and panes with tip 2. Attach jumbo nonpareils around front and side windows. Attach cinnamon drops above front window and pinwheel mint above door; attach cinnamon drop in center with dot of icing. Ice roof smooth.
Pipe tip 5 lattice lines, attach jumbo nonpareils at line intersections. Attach jumbo confetti on roof peak. Pipe tip 3 icicles on roof and tip 2 icicles under windows.
For trees, trim cones to various heights from 3 to 5 in. Beginning at bottom of cone, pipe rows of tip 16 pull-out stars, lightly overlapping each row. Attach rainbow nonpareils.
For kids, outline and pipe in clothes with tip 3 (pat smooth). Pipe tip 1 dot eyes and string mouth. Pipe tip 2 swirl hair on girl; add details on dress with tip 2. To display, ice round cookie smooth, position house. Position confetti upright around edge. Attach kids and position trees.
*Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown.