Small Clementine Houses

Chloé Delice
Small Clementine Houses


When you want to give your children a fun and flavorful project that they can turn on their creative juices, then try this recipe for Small Clementine Houses. These sweet treats are the Halloween version of gingerbread houses. The icing combines the wonderful decadence of edible glitter and sugar decorations. Be sure to pick up these ingredients the next time you go shopping for a sweet surprise the next family gathering.


125 grams softened butter
125 grams granulated sugar
1 eggs
2 clementines (juice and zest)
250 grams flour
1 egg whites
250 grams powdered sugar
powdered sugar
edible glitter
sugar (decorations)


1In a bowl, beat softened butter with sugar to a pale cream.
2Add the egg and mix until well blended.
3Add clementine zest, then juice, stir.
4Stir in flour, knead with your hands to make a big ball of dough.
5Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
6Meanwhile, create cardboard houses (Use your imagination, or download one from the Internet). Cut out the pieces.
7Preheat oven to 350F.
8Roll out the dough.
9Using the cut-out cardboard patterns, cut out the shapes of each part of the houses using a knife.
10Arrange them on a silicon mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
11Bake for 15 minutes.
12Cool on a rack.
13For the frosting, add the powdered sugar to a bowl, and gradually add in the beaten egg white (a thick consistency is a must).
14Fill a piping bag with icing.
15Group the shapes of the houses and assemble them with royal icing using the pastry bag.
16Decorate however you want.
17Sprinkle with edible glitter and powdered sugar.
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