Quick & Easy Cookie Houses

[made by my 4 year old daughter – Marissa]

easy no bake cookie houses


  • 3 x 18 petit beurre biscuits (plus few extra just in case)
  • colourful candies, jellies or whatever you can think of
  • colourful sugar sprinkles
  • grated coconut (for the snow)

for the icing

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp of water or lemon juice
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar

no bake diy gingerbread house


  • cake bases or chopping boards
  • small spatula
  • food processor


  1. Place all ingredient in a food processor and whisk until well mixed and sticky.
  2. You will need 18 biscuits to create each house.
  3. Place 4 biscuits on the cake base or the chopping board and stick them together, that will be the base of the house.
  4. Then take 8 biscuits, dip each side of the biscuits in the icing and stick to the base (inside out to hide writing on the cookies) to create the house walls. Let it settle down a little bit before constructing the roof.
  5. To create the roof cut 2 biscuits into triangles. Dip widest side in icing and stick them on narrower ends of the house, then place remaining 4 biscuits to create the roof.
  6. Once everything is steady add some more icing to cover all holes and imperfections.
  7. Decorate with candies and sprinkles.
  8. Sprinkle generously with grated coconut.
  9. Repeat the same with the rest of the ingredients to create more houses.

Make 3 small houses.

UPDATE 26/12/2016

We made “gingerbread” cookie houses again this time with my older one who is now 11 and the younger one who is 6, results below…

no bake gingerbread houses

house by Ella (6 years old)

gingerbread house made out of cookies

house by Marissa (11 years old)


If you are planning to eat the houses afterward and are worried about safety of eating raw eggs in the icing, you can microwave the icing mixture for about 30 – 40 seconds.

Cake bases can be made at home by sticking aluminium foil onto pieces of cardboard.


For more Christmassy recipes take a look at our Must Try Festive Recipe Ideas.

For festive house decor projects visit Easy DIY Xmas Home Décor Ideas.

Making cookie “gingerbread” houses become tradition in our house, therefore I’m adding this to the Inheritance Recipes link-up that we co-host together with Solange of Pebble SoupJanuary Inheritance Recipes is hosted by us, please come and join us, share your inherited recipes!

traditional Polish recipes passed from generation to generation

Your thoughts…

  1. These are so much fun to make with our little gilrs. Of course my daughter is 22 now but she still remembers the Kit Kat and smartie houses we made when she was little.

  2. I don’t think the age matters here. I’m way over 22 and still like to do it :)

  3. vata pretty cookie house. m soo loving it!! i should try this during this holidays! :) thanx margot and merry Christmas! :)

  4. Thank you Nora, same to you!!!

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