cookie ornaments


I could post about Thad's fractured arm.
Or how Astair spilled battery fluid in her eye.
I could mention that I think I broke my little toe.
Or bemoan the fact that we've all had colds...

But I think I'll skip those parts and share our favorite

Christmas Cookie Ornament Recipe 
from allrecipes.com

4 c. all purpose flour
1 c. salt
1 1/2 c. warm water

In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt.  Then gradually stir in the warm water.  Knead the dough until it's soft and pliable and roll it out on a floured surface until it's about 1/8 inch thick.  Cut out with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.  Don't forget to make a hole near the top of the ornaments (I used the end of a paint brush) so you can hang them later!  Bake 'em at 325 degrees for about an hour.  Once they've cooled, decorate them with paint, or glitter, or sequins.  You may even want to paint them with varnish so they'll last forever.

*Disclaimer:  My kids would like you to know these are not edible.  And they are speaking from experience.  Of course.


Coby said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'll have to add it to my advent list!!! Sounds fun - and I'm sure I'll have a hard time convincing my boys they're not for eating...some lessons you just have to learn by experience! (Like the time I learned that baking chocolate is NOT the same as a Hershey's candy bar!)

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the recipe, Girl! And make sure you're taking care of yourself! I know you're taking care of your family, but make sure you also take out time to take care of yourself. When you mentioned that the kids had eaten the recipe, it reminded me that yesterday Hunter convinced Haylie to eat some dog food....That one will go down in the book of memories!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

So sorry about the colds! -Tis the season! : ( But I'm sure these ornaments would cheer up everyone. How fun!

Ps. I love your wintry blog header!!!!

Lauren said...

hahaha - your disclaimer is adorable!! Your poor family! Sounds like it has been a rough week! A good Christmas craft is the perfect medicine!:)

PS- I broke my little toe in college and it was the worst! My whole foot turned black and I was on crutches for a week! Hope yours feels better soon!

Jessica said...

So glad I stopped by your page today! I was looking for some last minute gifts that weren't bulk buys and saw the idea. So, some of us went to work and our batches are ine the oven, and we are excited to paint. I have lots of littles, so this was a great project! Thanks again! Have a Merry Christmas!

PaisleyJade said...

I do hope everyone in your house mends super quick!!!!

Great recipe - thanks for sharing!

a little bit vintage said...

Oh Joye...so sorry you've had some little "accidents" this week. :( Praying things get better!

Thanks for the recipe!



Lynnette Kraft said...

Oh, you poor dear. Cookie ornaments make everything better don't they? :)

Sorry for the mishaps.


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