* 1. To join bottom piece and one side of sleigh, pipe a line of icing along inside of one sleigh side, 1 1/4 inches from bottom edge. Press long side of the bottom into icing. Hold in place 1 to 2 minutes until set (G). Support with a can of food and allow to dry at least 15 minutes without moving. 2. To attach front, pipe a line of icing along inside of sleigh and bottom. Press front piece into icing (H). Hold in place 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to dry 15 minutes. Support with a can if needed. 3. To attach back piece, pipe a line of icing at an angle along inside surface of sleigh side and bottom. Press back piece into icing (I). Hold in place 1 to 2 minutes. Support with a can. Allow to dry at least 30 minutes. 4. To complete the sleigh, stand assembled portion of sleigh right-side up. You will need to place a rectangular object under the bottom for support (J). Pipe a line of icing along remaining sides of bottom, front, and back pieces of sleigh. Press remaining sleigh side into icing, measuring 1 1/4 inches from bottom edge so sleigh will be level and not rock or be lopsided. Hold in place for 1 to 2 minutes. Support sides with cans. Let stand until dry, at least 45 minutes. Remove cans. Reinforce corners and seams of inside of sleigh with dots and lines of icing. Allow to dry completely before sealing underneath corners and seams. If desired, decorate upper edge and inside of sleigh with dots of icing and additional small candies. If planning to fill sleigh with small packages, candies, etc., keep the decoration simple.
5. To assemble pairs of reindeer, set Rudolph aside. Lay four reindeer cookies, decorated side down, on a flat surface. Pipe a large dot of icing on body of each reindeer. Gently press a large marshmallow onto each hold in place until set (K). Allow to dry at least 15 minutes. Lay four reindeer cookies in the opposite direction. Pipe a large dot of icing on body of each. To create a matching pair of reindeer going in the same direction, press opposite reindeer to the marshmallow (L). Hold in place until set. Allow to dry completely. Reinforce marshmallows to cookies with dots or lines of icing as needed. Stand sets of reindeer upright to be sure that they are sturdy. Gently push the 1 red-nosed reindeer into a soft marshmallow, adjusting angle of marshmallow so deer will stand upright (see cover photo). Allow marshmallow to dry. (If needed, secure marshmallow to deer with small dots of icing.) Allow to dry completely.