Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Traditions

One of the traditions I have started with the girls is making dough ornaments for the Christmas tree. They are very easy to make and if you enjoy baking, you'll enjoy making these also! My girls really have fun with this and it's a great way to spend an afternoon together. Plus, it's a great addition to any Christmas tree!

Recipe:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water. I always use my kitchenaid, but the original recipe said to use a spoon then kneed with your hands to finish mixing. Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/8". Cut with cookie cutters. Don't forget to make a hole for the ribbon or
hook! A large straw works perfectly, or you can use a toothpick if you'd like a smalerl opening. Bake on greased or non stick pan at 325 until hard, about 45 -60 minutes. (It usually doesn't take that long.)

Once they are cool, you can decorate them however you wish! We used paint then sprinkled them with glitter. You can also varnish them to preserve them. I usually toss mine at the end of Christmas so we can make new ones every year.














1 comment:

  1. This is so cool, Mel! I bet my Ana would love that!
    =)

    I should start Christmas traditions of our own, too.

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