Friday, November 30, 2012

Salt-dough Gingerbread Ornaments


I've been looking for some cheep (ok, free) ornaments lately, and something to entertain my kids and this is what I came up with.

 
 Their festive, smell delicious (although they wouldn't taste delicious)
 and my kids and I had a blast making them.
They're so easy! Just make the dough, roll out, cut, and bake.
 

 
Here's the recipe...
 
Salt Dough Gingerbread
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water (little less)
2 Tbsp malassess
cinnamon
ginger
nutmeg
cloves
 
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix. (I didn't measure the spices, just threw some in to they'd smell good.) Roll out about 1/4 inch thick. Make a hole, with a toothpick, for a ribbon. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes. You want them to get hard and dry, not soft like a cookie. When they're cool, tie on a ribbon and hang on your tree!
 
Enjoy! and Merry Christmas!


check out these other salt dough ornaments...




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2 comments:

  1. Looks like fun!
    The food scientist in me thinks that if you took a toothpick and poked some holes in them (like you see on a cracker), they wouldn't puff up as much. This is called docking, and you see it on crackers, pizza crusts, and the like, where you don't want them to bubble up.
    You don't have to make them look like crackers, you could use the dock marks as a way to decorate, such as a face and buttons for the gingerbread men/snowmen, stripes on the candy canes, zig-zags or snowflakes on the bulb ornaments, and the like.

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  2. love these, pinned, so I can make some later

    would love it if you share this on my link party @ www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

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