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post #1 of 30
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Hello all you cookie experts I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for cookie tree ornaments this clients wants me to make them to last a lifetime I dont have a clue, I think I saw a salt something dough for this but I am not sure hope you can help me thanks so much in advance icon_sad.gif
post #2 of 30
The recipe:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
3/4 cup water

Dissolve the salt in warm water. Add the flour. Mix thoroughly. Knead until mixture forms a soft dough.

Roll dough to desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters or mold dough by hand into desired shapes. Remember to poke a hole in your ornament before baking so that you can add a hanging cord.

Place shapes on cookie sheet. Bake in 300 degree oven, keeping an eye on them and removing when dry. Baking time will be determined by thickness of ornament.
post #3 of 30
I have a recipe for cinnamona/applesauce/glue ornaments. Here it is.

1/2 c. cinnamon
1/2 c. applesauce (smooth)
2 T. glue

Mix together and roll out onto wax paper. Use a gingerbread cutter (or any designed you want) to cut out the shape. Poke a hole at the top with a straw (I leave the little bit of a straw sticking out - take it out when completely dry - so that the hole won't close as it dries). Let air dry for a couple of days. Paint any way you like.

My mom made all of us bear one year for Christmas. I wrapped them up and when I unpacked them the following year they still smelled great!
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post #4 of 30
Do you just paint these with regular kid paint? I think this is a great idea to do with the kids!!!

One of my little boys brought one home from school and it smelled like gingerbread. It smells up the room....YUM!!

Berta
post #5 of 30
We did last year for our kids group at church. I'm pretty sure we used just regular kids paint. Have fun! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 30
the ornaments I've seen have like a shine to them ..do you have to put any kind of sealer on them?
post #7 of 30
I never have. You might be able to put some kind of shelac (spelling?) on them to preserve them. This might prevent the "smell" from coming through.
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post #8 of 30
I saw an article once that recommended a mold inhibitor be used (an old Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens or Woman's Day magazine I think). I know you can buy it at sugarcraft.

I think in elementary school we made theseusing food coloring to dye regular Elmer's glue to paint with (??)
post #9 of 30
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Can you put on them royal icing and then put som kind of protection on them or you pain them with an special paint that looks like royal icing or am I crazy
post #10 of 30
Worth a try!
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post #11 of 30
gilson6, that is a great recipe.....thanks for sharing....
post #12 of 30
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thanks I have to make them for next week I will post the results thanks so much again
post #13 of 30
omg, i made one of these ornaments in junior kindergarten...today..15 years later i still have it and it's just amazing i think that you can make these with your kids and hang them every year and then when they get older, you can give it to them and they have a little piece of their childhood on their own christmas tree...

this is a great idea..a really fun project to entertain the munchkins
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post #14 of 30
save over the years??
post #15 of 30
My aunt used to make these for us every year! She used a salt dough recipe. You can run it through the garlic press to get hair or evergreen needles for a tree. She used to put the date on the back and painted them with varnish or shellac for protection. They kept for about 20 years! Great reminder - I might try these with my son this year for Christmas
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