Today we made Cinnamon Dough Ornaments.
|I have always loved the look and fragrance of Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments, and I thought this week, while we are studying the spice cinnamon, was the perfect time to try it out.|
|Using that much cinnamon for enough dough for all the family seemed a bit expensive, so I chose to use a Cinnamon Salt Dough for the younger boys. I used this recipe from Little Wonder's Days:|
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
5 tablespoons of cinnamon
Knead until smooth and then refrigerate for about 30 minutes before using. Just as the other dough, you roll it out and cut it into shapes just like regular cookie dough. Once you have your ornaments made, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven at 325 degrees for about 45-60 minutes.
|The house smelled wonderful while they were making them...|
|and even more so when they were baking. |
When they come out of the oven they look like this...less brown, more white.
|They smelled so good, I just might have to make another batch of cinnamon cookies to eat! |
Once the ornaments were baked, the boys set to work painting them.