Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Holiday Confusion

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.
 But first...while I was hunting my star cookie cutter, I found these cat and witch aluminum cookie cutters that my Grandmother gave me with a bunch of Christmas ones.  I'll pack them up with Halloween decorations so that I remember to get them out next year.
 I've been experimenting with recipes for ornaments/bowl fillers.  The stars were made of cinnamon salt dough.  I followed the recipe that is 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.  


Anonymous said...

I still hang the applesauce and
cinnamon gingerbread men that I
made over twenty years ago on the
little tree in my kitchen every
Christmas! I keep them stored in
a Christmas tin to protect them
and preserve their scent. I like
the clove eyes & buttons you've
added to yours. Admiring your
Christmas spirit!! Love, MOM

Erin said...

I love your little gingerbread men tree! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you sure are energetic. Great work!!