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Storefront Place Cards

Makes these colorful place cards up to 3 days in advance of the big event.


Makes 8 to 10 place cards


1 recipe Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Powdered sugar
1 recipe Cookie Glaze
Assorted food colorings
Assorted candies
Pastry bags and small writing tips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out 16 to 20 (4X3-inch) rectangles. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  2. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  3. Prepare Cookie Glaze, adding 2 to 3 tablespoons additional powdered sugar to glaze; divide into separate bowl for each color of frosting desired. Tint with food colorings as desired. Spoon into pastry bags fitted with writing tips. Pipe designs and names onto half of cookies. Decorate with candies to look like holiday storefronts or houses, using glaze to attach candies. Let stand until glaze is set.
  4. To assemble place cards, spread some remaining glaze on top edges of undecorated cookies; press to backs of decorated cookies at top. Separate bottoms so cookies make upside-down "V," and cookies can stand without support. Let stand until glaze is set.

Cookie Glaze

Combine 4 cups powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons milk in a small bowl. Stir; add 1 to 2 tablespoons more milk as needed to make a medium-thick, pourable glaze.

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