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Holiday Cookie Cottage

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Holiday Cookie Cottage
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 1

Get the whole family together to decorate this holiday treat! MORE+ LESS-

Updated December 6, 2005
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
Make with
Pillsbury Cookie Dough


(18-oz.) roll Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
to 2 (16-oz.) cans vanilla frosting
to 4 cups pretzel sticks
Food color, if desired
Assorted candies


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking pans with foil. Slice dough into 1/2-inch slices; place half of slices in bottom of each foil-lined pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly to cover bottom of pans.
  • 2
    With sharp knife, carefully score one pan of dough by cutting crosswise into three 10x5-inch rectangles.* Two will form roof pieces. Cut remaining rectangle in half crosswise and lengthwise; cut each small rectangle in half diagonally to form 8 triangular tree pieces. Score remaining pan of dough by cutting in half lengthwise. With toothpicks, mark three 5-inch intervals on one 15-inch edge of dough and on 15-inch lengthwise cut line. Cut dough from 5-inch mark on right of dough edge to 5-inch mark on left of cut line and vice versa to form X. Remove toothpicks. Cut pan of dough in half crosswise, cutting through center of X formed by last cut to form two 7 1/2x5-inch rectangular side pieces and 4 triangular tree pieces. The two 5-sided shapes will form end pieces.
  • 3
    Bake at 350°F. for 18 to 20 minutes or until medium golden brown and firm. Immediately recut on scored lines. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Remove from pans; remove from foil.
  • 4
    To assemble cottage, generously frost 5-inch edges of 7 1/2x5-inch side pieces. Press to end pieces with side walls inside end walls. Let stand 30 minutes. Generously frost around top edge of cottage. Place 10x5-inch roof pieces in place. Let stand until set before decorating.
  • 5
    To assemble trees, frost 5-inch edge of 1 large triangle. Attach to 5-inch edge of second triangle to form tree shape. Frost 5-inch edges of 2 more triangles and attach to each side of tree to form stand-up tree. Repeat with 4 remaining large triangles to form second tree. To form small tree, repeat as directed above, frosting 2 1/2-inch edges of small triangles. Let stand until set before decorating.
  • 6
    Lightly frost half of roof; immediately attach 3 rows of pretzels, starting at bottom. Repeat for second half of roof. Spoon small amount of frosting on peak of roof to resemble snow. Add food color as desired to remaining frosting for decorating.

Expert Tips

  • *Pan sizes will vary slightly. If pan is not exactly 15x10 inches, cut along sides of dough so rectangle measures exactly 15x10 inches before cutting cottage pieces. Recut on scored lines immediately after baking; remove excess from sides of cooled cookie rectangle before assembling cottage.

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