Christmas Cookie Ornaments

Baking By todolomio Updated 19 Dec 2008 , 8:32pm by todolomio

todolomio Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 3:02am
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Alright here I go...for the past 2 weeks I have been looking through boxes seeking for my x-mas decorations and finally I decided to call a friend of mine and asked her for the 2nd time if by any chance I had left in her storage any of my boxes. (I moved over 3 months ago and I rented her storage space while I got everything together) Today, she tells me that she found a box of deco in her storage and since she did not know who's they were she used it for her xmas tree!!! I mean she helped me decorate my X-mas tree last year, put it down and store it! Oh well, I told her to use them and to return them when she was done. Ok I can breath now. Sorry just upset!!!!

Now, I have three kids driving me crazy for Xmas deco for the tree, no budget for them and a big problem. So, I decided to make cookies ornaments with the kids. Any suggestions this is my first time doing this for a tree!!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Carolina

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JoAnnB Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 7:27am
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Don't roll them thin. A thicker cookie is more sturdy. Also, don't forget to put the hole in the DOUGH. a baked cookie will likely break.

If you want to make them remain edible, wrap them to keep them clean and relatively fresh.

Gingerbread works great, because it is strong and doesn't stale very fast.

Honeydukes Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 8:21am
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How nice of her to store your ornaments on her tree! icon_confused.gif Just make sure you get them back right after Christmas -- before she has time to put them away and "forget" about them. She might not, but don't take any chances.

http://www.dld123.com/about/about.php?id=A47

Cinnamon and Salt Dough ornaments would be a fun project. You can find cinnamon at a dollar store.

http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/christmasfun/kids.htm
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,applesauce_cinnamon_ornaments,FF.html

Paper snowflakes:
http://highhopes.com/snowflakes.html

Dried fruit:
http://www.seedsofknowledge.com/driedfruit.html

Snow globes:
http://www.showkidsthefun.com/activity/homemade-snow-globes.html

String popcorn for a homemade garland. Other ideas:
http://familyfun.go.com/parties/holiday/feature/famf128ornaments/famf128ornaments5.html

GeminiRJ Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 12:45pm
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Check paulkjan's photos. She has a picture of gingerbread men garland that is adorable! I would think you could get your kids to help you do the decorating, depending on their age. The end results may not be the prettiest or most elegant, but I bet it's something they will remember years from now as a wonderful memory.

todolomio Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 12:19am
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OMG! you guys are so awesome! Thank you for all the great ideas! and Honeydukes your quite an encyclopedia!!!! The links are fabulous.

I also, like the idea of making gingerbread cookies and wrapping them. That way they can pick one and eat it hmmm......sugar rush!!!! but, delightful.

Yes, I will pick them up the day after new years!!! Very uncomfortable situation. I tell you! But I am very appreciative for ur time!!!

Thanks,

Carol

todolomio Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 8:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoAnnB

Don't roll them thin. A thicker cookie is more sturdy. Also, don't forget to put the hole in the DOUGH. a baked cookie will likely break.

If you want to make them remain edible, wrap them to keep them clean and relatively fresh.

Gingerbread works great, because it is strong and doesn't stale very fast.




I kind of figured the hole part after I tried doing the hole in a baked cookie icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif not good!

Thx

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