This weekend I decided I would get a jump-start on Christmas, not that I’m trying to rush away the season of giving thanks but Christmas is my jam ya’ll! And it takes me a good, long weekend to get all my stuff pulled out of storage and inventoried. How many of you can relate? So this past weekend, I decided I want to change my decor up a bit, you know, new house, new feel, new season. This year, I’m taking a few steps back and tackling the Holidays with a simplistic approach. I’m taking it back to my Scandinavian roots ya’ll, that’s right (by way of adoption, Ha!) So I hope you all continue to follow along and I hope to share with you some fun to make and easy to decorate for the Holidays ornaments.
I’ll share the recipe below but like I was saying this past weekend I wanted to create a simple ornament that I just wasn’t finding in the stores for a price I was willing to pay. I remembered making ornaments with my grandma when I was little and how fun it was and I looked up an easy recipe and baked a few batches that will be strung on our tree (I’ll share a post later because if I put up a Christmas tree now, my family might disown me).
This one is so easy you can let the kiddos have fun with it! I kneaded my dough and rolled it out on some flour.
Then, I knew I was looking for stars so I had picked up two sizes of cookie cutters from Target and cut out my shapes.
Next, because I knew I wanted to string mine (some I will use as little gift tags) I poked a hole in the top of each one so I can string or hang later. I used a stick from making cake pops.
Lastly, I just put them on some parchment paper and popped them into the oven. Now the recipe below says to bake for 30 minutes, however, I didn’t like how my first batch rose as I prefer a flatter looking star so the batches I made afterwards I only baked for half that time. After I took them out of the oven I cooled them on drying racks and left them to air dry over 24 hours. I love the natural color and their simplicity, these would be easy enough to decorate or even add food coloring to your dough. I may stamp a few and create gift tags but most will go on a couple of trees. So there you have it! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
Here’s the recipe:
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes and roll out on a lightly floured surface
Bake on 300 degrees F for 30 minutes (I baked mine for 15 minutes)