Does anyone remember being little and making cookies? It wasn’t necessarily eating the cookies that made me happy…but cutting the cookies out. Getting all the cookies successfully pried off of the sheet and then safely onto the cookie sheet. Then….that moment you knew the cookie survived…and was destined for someone’s stomach.
And then…imagine this scene: a young, flustered baker out on her own. It’s her second Christmas…and her tree is…um….bare. Ok, so that might be real. I bought a tree and it’s very, very, very empty. As I’m endeavoring to live within my budget, went to pinterest for ideas to help my poor tree. I stumbled on a recipe for salt dough ornaments. Perfect!!! I combined my love of cookie making with my need for ornaments for Charlie (yes, my tree is named after the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree), and poof. Ornaments!
This is a super easy recipe, and doesn’t involve baking. One recipe makes about 10 ornaments. This recipe does not need to be baked, it will dry on its own naturally.
Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Cinnamon
3/4 Cup very warm water
Mix all the ingredients together. Add flour as needed, until it forms a dough that can be rolled. Knead until the flour is incorporated, then roll out onto floured surface. Cut dough with cutters. Pierce the dough with a knife and twist until you have a place to thread ribbon through.
Let them dry completely. Decorate, then hang on the tree! Enjoy the new ornaments. 🙂