Thursday, December 11, 2008

Make your own: Gingerbread Cookie Ornament!

Children enjoying baking cooking and Christmas cookies are especially fun to make. They are also easy to turn into ornaments for on the Christmas tree. Stained glass window cookies are lovely hanging on the tree with their hard candy centers. Gingerbread men cookies and a country touch and smell delicious on the tree.Gingerbread playdough makes yummy smelling ornaments. Simply use cookie cutters to cut out your favorite shapes, poke a small hole in the top, let dry, add ribbon and hang! What could be easier? Baked ornaments can even be sprayed with a coat of shellac to preserve them.


  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Spices--Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Nutmeg
What you do:
 Mix the dry ingredients. Add spices a small amount at a time until the dough smells and looks like you want it too. Mix water and oil together first and then add them to the dry ingredients and stir. In a pot, cook the mixture for two to three minutes, stirring frequently. The dough will start to pull away from the sides of the pot and stick together. When this happens, take the playdough out of the pan and knead the dough until it becomes soft and smooth. Allow the dough to cool and then store it in an airtight container.