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For decades, Christmas cookie houses have been, well, pretty cookie-cutter. The construction material? Gingerbread. The roof? A-frame, likely lined with gumdrops. Miniature candy canes adorning front doors add to the cookie’s curb appeal.
But we’re here to tell you that there’s a new cookie house on the market, ready to shake things up this holiday season. Oreo has debuted a Holiday Chocolate Cookie House that’s got all of your delicious cookie construction materials: pre-baked chocolate cookie pieces, pre-made icing to hold your house together, Oreo cookies, miniature Oreo cookies, candy jewels and fruit gummies.
Yes, you can even build a friendly Oreo snowman! How about a holiday Oreo wreath? Cut the Oreos in half for window shutters.
Not included in the kit, though? Willpower to restraining from snacking on the cookies during the construction process! (Hey, you don’t want to threaten the structural integrity of the home, do you?)
Curious where you can find one of these cookie kits? You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled.
The Oreo cookie house kit was spotted in a CVS store by Instagram user thejunkfoodaisle, but it isn’t available to buy online there at the moment.
We also found the Oreo cookie house at Big Lots for $10, but it’s not available for shipping. You’ve got to pick it up in-store.
We can always count on Nabisco, the chocolate sandwich cookie’s maker, to come up with something new, like cookies stamped with pumpkins or maple creme-flavored Oreos.
But, if you want to stick to a gingerbread classic this holiday season and still add a fun twist, we also spotted a Candyland-inspired gingerbread house at Big Lots, which is available for shipping and also costs $10. This easy-to-assemble kit comes with candy jewels, gummies and peppermints along with the pre-made gingerbread cookies and icing.
Gingerbread houses have been around since the 1600s, but retailers are definitely jazzing them up lately. Want more interesting options? There’s a gingerbread camper kit available at Cost Plus right now for $8.99. And there’s a “Frozen”-themed gingerbread house kit as well, selling for $14.95 on Amazon.
So, are you ready to mix things up this year and try an Oreo house instead of the traditional gingerbread?