New House Kookys, part 2….

And here they are…

An igloo, a key, a red windows, an Southwest style adobe house, the kitchen sink, and a pink siding house. This isn’t my last attempt. I think cardstock patterns (key, igloo) are not bad alternatives if you can’t locate metal cutters in a pinch, or just don’t have the budget.

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Igloo
Red_window
Key
Pink_house--roof_detail
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Overhead_pink_house_view_2

Use any rollout recipe you like, but I think old-fashioned simple, sweet or spiced is best. Not just the look, the nostalgic smell to them…

Honey Butter Kookys

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 sticks butter

1 cup honey

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp soda

Cookie cutters: doghouse cutters, fondant cutters in oval and square shapes, square biscuit cutters, cardstock, scissors. I also picked up some candy, gel writing tubes, raw sugar, and colored sugar crystals, and cupcake icing.

Chill 35 minutes. Take out, roll out onto wax paper, top with another piece of wax paper. Chill again for 30 minutes or longer if needed. Colder dough is easier to work with, especially in steamy weather climes. Put out more wax paper and tape it down for a work surface. Sprinkle with all purp flour. Roll to at least 1/4″ thickness. Peel off with wax paper on it and re-chill if needed.

Cut out shapes in dough, using the utmost dough “sheet” for cookies before re-rolling. Next take each shape and add unique details–lines spaced about 1/2 inch apart for to imitate wood siding.

If you have the budget, plastic fondant molds can be purchased that allow you to imitate brick. I think I will play with that next time I try this.

This go round, I am tried cardstock technique after sketching all the housing details I could think of in a sketchbook; I am also seeing how greased rickrack will work for roofing detail on a mini-house.

Meanwhile preheat oven to 350. Bake for 11 minutes. Allow cookies to thoroughly cool before trying to decorate them. Refrigerate

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