Non-Edible Cookie Ornaments
1 cup ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground all spice
3/4 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons Elmer's glue
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In large bowl, combine all ingredients. If too dry, add more applesauce, and if it is too wet, add more cinnamon. Knead dough 3 minutes to form a ball. Between two sheets of wax paper, roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness, do not roll too thin. Using cookie cutters, cut dough into shapes. Make a hole using a toothpick, at the top of the cookie, so you can hang the ornament. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 2 hours, turning every 30 minutes. If you don't want to bake the ornaments you can let them air dry for a couple of days. Decorate with craft puff paint, or other craft items.
The first time I did this craft, I only make enough cookies for the kids to decorate. I was surprised at how many adults wanted to decorate one too, so now I make extras, and everyone who wants to decorate one can.
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I have a couple ornaments like this on my tree from when I was a kid, such cute keepsakes! I love seeing how every cookie I frosted looked more like a little monster than a gingerbread man!ReplyDelete
These cookie ornaments look absolutely cute! love them! gloriaReplyDelete
They're very cute ornaments and a fun thing to do! I loved doing this years ago when the boys were young and still have a few of them, some made out of whole wheat bread and glue. Good post Linda!ReplyDelete
It's fun to craft, especially during the holidays.ReplyDelete
I have a mini tree that doesn't hold many regular size ornaments but this is a perfect idea for a cozey look on my tree with mini cookie cutters. Thanks for posting the recipe!ReplyDelete
I bet these smell good too! I hope you have a very merry Christmas! :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to make these!ReplyDelete
Merry Merry Christmas! May your stocking be filled with blessings!ReplyDelete
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I made some of these as a kid. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I have to try this! I will send a few friends over here too...do they smell like cinnamon? Maybe a touch of glue :)ReplyDelete
What do you use to paint them with? Regular ol' paint?ReplyDelete
Tasha, I used puff paint for fabric and regular fabric paint. I have also used glitter glue on the ornaments.ReplyDelete