Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

This year we are in the process of selling our house/buying a new house and just about everything "Christmasy" is in storage.  At first I was really bummed about this but I've come to realize it was really meant to be since Tyler is at that adorable little monkey stage (16 months old) and most of my decorations and ornaments are breakable.  I decided we should make our own this year.  The recipe is very simple but does require some muscles to kneed the dough!

Here's the Recipe:makes 12 small hand prints or lots of little ornaments 

Ingredients4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups water

Directions: Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes. Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake longer depending on how thick your ornaments are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.

We had a lot of fun making these minus the kneading - that was hard work!)  Tyler likes to help me in the kitchen and was thrilled to be at the counter working.

Please excuse my messy kitchen.  This is what happens when you are busy making memories!

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