Monday, December 14, 2009

Baking Ornaments

I wanted to make home-made christmas ornaments for the tree, and threw together a few simple ingredients to do this. About 1 cup each of cinnamon and applesauce, then added some allspice, cloves, a couple tablespoons of glue, and a bit of flour to make the dough stick a little nicer. Combined everything, used cinnamon for dusting as needed, and rolled out between two pieces of waxed paper with an empty mead bottle (no rollingpin around our current apartment). Warning: DO NOT EAT!

I only had one gingerbread man cookie cutter, so they're all the same shape.

This is the first batch of ornaments being cut out and placed onto baking parchment. You can bake these in a 200 degree or lower temp oven for several hours, but when I had the first batch in there, i didn't like how quickly they curled and was afraid they would break. So instead, I'm just letting them sit out in the open for a few days to dry out.

The rest of the cookie ornaments:

So, here i am with 40 gingerbread men. After a while, I decided to get creative with a few of them.

This is what happens when you give a costume designer naked cookie people.

They're currently all out drying, I'll post the finished pictures when they're ready to be hung on the tree.

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