Anyone know how to make ornaments out of cookies? I found a recipe for Salt Dough Ornaments but, do you use regular royal icing to decorate? Does the dough spread a lot when baked? Any info/advice is greatly appreciated. I was hoping to make these for the PTO Holiday Bazaar at my girls' elementary school.
I've never made these, but you seem to have the right idea. I know that Wilton has a recipe for ornaments on the boxes of their 100 cutters (I'm assuming it's the Salt Dough). I can't think of what you'd decorate them with except royal. People use it to decorate gingerbread houses that they keep for years and years, so I would think it would be fine for the ornaments.
The salt dough ornaments that I see at craft shows, etc. aren't rolled and cut out, but sculpted just like fondant figures and then sprayed with some type of laquer to preserve them.
I'll have to check the craft store. I'm guessing I can probably use the salt dough and royal icing and then spray them with a laquer so they hold up longer. I'll probably give it a shot.
Lust google ornament cookies and you will get the recipe....thats what I do.
Of course that would be "just"!