I'm blaming Pinterest for my early approach to Christmas this year. Pinterest, late Thanksgiving, and vacation plans are encouraging me to get a jump start.
here, but added about a quarter of a cup of cinnamon to the dough. They smelled wonderful while drying in the oven, but now their cinnamon smell isn't so strong.
Yesterday when I got home, I made the same salt dough, but left out the cinnamon. Using a gingerbread man cookie cutter that I found at Dollar Tree, I cut out the little men then sprinkled cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves on top and rubbed it in a little bit. They have clove eyes and buttons from the clove stems. I like their quirky shape and think they turned out pretty well.
Next up...a couple more recipes. One is applesauce and cinnamon, which I have done before, and then another for non-edible gingerbread men. When I figure out my favorite, I'll post it on the Fremont Kitchen blog.