Party Snacks
Gingerbread Houses

graham crackers
assorted candies for decorating: jujubes, jelly beans, sprinkles,
​mini chocolate bars, gum, M&Ms raisins, Smarties, other cookies,

​Royal Icing

​Wrap an 8-8 inch piece of cardboard with foil. Place a small
​container in center of cardboard, to help keep house upright.
​Use graham crackers or kinds of cookies to build your house.
​Use royal icing as glue. Decorate house with icing and candies.
You can also cover ice cream cones in royal icing mixed with
​green food colouring to use as Christmas trees. Decorate with
​candies as well and pipe coloured icing as garland.

Royal Icing:
3 egg whites
½ tsp cream of tartar
2 cups icing sugar

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff, but not dry. Slowly
​add icing sugar. Beating after each addition. Keep covered, in
​fridge until ready to use.

Mock Cream Cheese Icing

2 2/3 cups icing sugar
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup butter or margarine
¼ tsp salt

Stir all ingredients over low heat in heavy saucepan then bring
​rapidly to a full boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove
​from heat. Beat with electric beater till lukewarm and of right
​consistency to spread. It gets hard like fudge.
For Penuche, use brown sugar instead of white sugar.