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Abby's Christmas Ornament Recipes

Here are a few more recipes for different types of ornaments.
Abby in Atlanta


Christmas Ornaments


3/4 to 1 cup applesauce
1 (4.12 oz.) bottle ground cinnamon

Mix applesauce and cinnamon together to form a stiff dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Make a hole for ribbon. Carefully place on rack to dry. Let air dry several days, turning occasionally. If you prefer they may be baked at 150 degrees for 5-6 hours.

Cinnamon Scented Christmas Ornaments Recipe

Ingredients
4 oz. can (about 1 cup) cinnamon
1 Tbs. cloves
1 Tbs. nutmeg
3/4 cup applesauce
2 Tbs. white glue

Directions
In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue; stir to combine. Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into 4 portions. Roll out each dough portion to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Using straw or toothpick, make small hole in top of ornament. Place cut out ornaments on wire rack to dry. Allow several days to dry, turning ornaments over once each day. Use these ornaments to decorate gifts, hang on tree, etc.

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Gingerbread Ornaments Recipe

Ingredients
3/4 cup cinnamon
1 Tbs. allspice
2 Tbs. cloves
1 Tbs. nutmeg
1 cup applesauce

Directions
Combine first 4 ingredients and blend well. Stir in applesauce and mix well. Roll out 1/4 inch thick on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut with cookie cutters of different shapes. Put a tiny hole in top with toothpick. Let dry 4 days. Put string through hole and hang on Christmas tree. Can also make hearts for all year home ornaments. Smells wonderful.

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Bread Ornaments (not edible) Recipe

Mix 1 slice white bread (without crust) and 1 tablespoon glue. Keep wrapped. Mix assorted acrylic paints into separate piles of dough. This takes a while to mix. For white dough you must use white paint. Flatten with a rolling pin. Shape into forms or use cookie cutter. Brush 1 tablespoon glue mixed with 1 tablespoon water over shapes. Stick wire into dough and let set at least 2 hours.

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Christmas Bread Ornaments Recipe

Ingredients
4 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cup water

Directions
Combine flour with salt; add water. Stir the mixture with a spoon until it starts to form a smooth dough. Knead dough about 5 minutes. To make ornaments, pinch off bits of dough and form shapes. Such as bears, Christmas trees, gingerbread people and snowmen or roll out the dough and use cookie cutters. To make hair, push a piece of dough through a garlic press. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Paint with acrylic paints, then spray with clear acrylic spray. On the back of the ornament, write the name and the year.

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Dough Ornaments Recipe

Ingredients
4 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cup water
Cookie cutters
Straw
Yarn
Tempera paint
Clear fixative spray

Directions
Mix first 3 ingredients. Knead for 5 minutes and shape into a ball. Roll dough on a floured surface. Cut into shapes with the cookie cutters or shape with your own design. Make a hole in the top with straw (or toothpick). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Paint with Tempera paint. While paint is still wet, you can sprinkle with glitter, if desired. When dry, spray with clear fixative. Insert yarn into the hole and tie in a bow and hang on your Christmas tree.










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