Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Cookie Houses: Part 2

Of course, you've been waiting on the edge of your seat to see our finished Valentine cookie houses. Well, the wait is finally over! :) Part one of our creating frenzy started on Saturday morning, when we made the cookie dough (the basic sugar cookie cutout recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook), cut out the pieces, baked them (about twice the recommended time to increase firmness), and assembled the houses:

That evening, we enjoyed dinner with friends and then supervised a wonderful session of creative chaos:

This week, J and I had our own decorating session after everyone was in bed and created these:

I have to give this activity an A+ for working so well for a larger group as well as a smaller one. Adults and children both had a fabulous time, and, although the preparation was considerable, it was definitely worth it. Hopefully this will convince you that "gingerbread" house building is not just for Christmas anymore! Happy Valentine's Day!


Erin J said...

Oh, this is so cool! Who would have thought to make Valentine Cookie Houses. Great Idea!

Becky said...

Very cute houses! Looks like lots of fun.

Renae said...

I just found your awesome blog! Homeschooling moms deserve an oscar/award/trophy/vacation something, way to go! I love the houses. Very inspiring (I need to do more). :)