How to Make Cottage House Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Mar 20, 2020

How to Make Cottage House Cookies
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What I love about the new cottage house cookie cutter is it can be decorated in any style you wish. There's just so many styles to choose from!

To coordinate with the latest farmhouse collection, these cottage house cookies were inspired by the popular, modern farmhouse trend you've probably seen lately. Decorated in white shiplap, with black and neutral accents, I'd like to think these cottage house cookies would make Chip & Joanna Gaines proud.

Here's how to recreate your own edible home below.

Cottage House Cookie Cutter

Just added to the shop is this new cottage house cookie cutter.

farmhouse cottage house cookie cutter

Template for the Cottage House Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new farmhouse housewarming cookie cutter designs, including this cottage house cookie.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

For the colors used for these cottage cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

For those without a projector, mark the guideline where the window, door and roof line should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guidelines on the cookie.

cottage house cookies step 1

Step 2

Begin by filling in the window with a thin layer of light blue icing. Let this icing set for about 15 minutes.

With white icing, fill in exterior siding of the house, as shown. Let this icing fully dry (about 2 hours).

cottage house cookies step 2

Step 3

OPTIONAL: Once the white icing is dry, airbrush gray shiplap stripes. I used this pinstripe stencil in our shop. Be sure to cover the window area first with a small piece of plastic.

After airbrushing, add the black shutters, the black roof above the door, the brown door, and the small white chimney section.

cottage house cookies step 3

Step 4

Next, add the remaining black roof line. With stiff green icing, pipe the wreath on the door and the accent heart at the top.

Then add the decorative tree, the top of the chimney, and then the outlines around the door, window, and the center of the house.

cottage house cookies step 4

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.

Farmhouse Housewarming Cookies

These cottage house cookies were actually part of a farmhouse housewarming cookie set. My sister is a local realtor and she asked if I could come up with cookie designs for closing gifts for her clients.

Farmhouse Housewarming Cookies

Shown above, along with the cottage house cookie, there's a vintage key plaque, and a wide house design for personalized messaging.

Additionally, for farmhouse fans, I also came up with a 4-piece set of farmhouse decor designs. This cookie cutter set includes a blanket ladder, a floral pitcher vase, a charcuterie cutting board, and a thin house plaque. You can purchase the 4-piece set or each one individually.

Farmhouse Housewarming Cookies

For packaging ideas, I'm a big fan of this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5").

The set of four farmhouse decor cookies will all fit nicely in the box, as well as the three housewarming cookie designs too.

farmhouse housewarming cookies in boxes
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