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GingerBread Ornie.Recipes


Just thought I would share a fun thing..   
Just so ya know...  using the glue recipes..  these guys come out lighter 
than the baking ones :)  
Holli   
EASY GINGERBREAD MEN  
(Makes 6 ornaments)  
1/2c Applesauce  
1/2c Cinnamon  
2T Household glue  
Mix all ingredients together and roll on wax paper to 1/4-inch  thickness. 
Using a cookie cutter, cut out the shapes of the intended  ornaments. Poke a 
small hole in the top of the ornament using the end of a  straw, knife, 
chopstick, small dowel, pencil, or similar object. Allow  ornaments to air dry for 1-3 
days. When ornaments are ready to be  decorated they will be completely dry 
and very hard.  
SLOW BAKE GINGERBREAD ORNAMENTS  
(Makes 15 ornaments)  
16oz. Applesauce  
1c Cinnamon  
2T Allspice  
Preheat oven to 150-degrees.  
Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Roll dough on wax paper. Cut out  
ornaments with appropriately shaped cookie cutters. Poke a hole in the top  of each 
ornament using a straw, knife, chopstick, pencil, or similar  object.  
Bake in 150-degree oven for 90 minutes. Turn ornaments over. Bake for  an 
additional 90-minutes. Allow ornaments to cool and continue drying for  1-3 hours 
after baking.  
HEAVY DUTY GINGERBREAD ORNAMENTS  
(Makes 30 ornaments)  
1c Sugar  
6T Shortening  
2t Baking soda  
2t Cloves, ground  
2t Ginger  
2t Cinnamon  
7c Flour  
1-1/2c Water  
Preheat oven to 325-degrees.  
Mix shortening and 1 cup of sugar together in a large bowl. Add baking  soda, 
ginger, cloves, cinnamon, flour, and 1-1/2 cups of water. When mixed  
completely, refrigerate for 4-6 hours.  
Roll gingerbread out to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface  or on 
wax paper. Poke a hole in the top of each ornament using a straw,  knife, 
chopstick, pencil, or similar object.  
Put cutouts on cookie sheet and bake 20-minutes in 325-degree oven.  After 
20-minutes, turn oven off, leaving cookies inside oven to continue  the drying 
process. After 1-hour, move cookies to a rack and allow to sit  untouched for 
1-3 days or until completely dry and hard.  
When cookies are dry, spray with clear acrylic paint or brush with  clear 
varnish and allow cookie coating to dry completely.  
BROWN GINGERBREAD MEN  
(Makes 30 ornaments)  
1c Sugar  
6T Shortening  
2t Baking soda  
2t Cloves, ground  
2t Ginger  
2t Cinnamon  
7c Flour  
1c Water  
1/2c Molasses  
2T Cocoa powder  
Preheat oven to 350-degrees.  
Mix shortening and 1 cup of sugar together in a large bowl. Add  remaining 
ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for 4-hours.  
Roll dough out on floured surface of wax paper to 1/4-inch thickness.  Poke a 
hole in the top of each cookie with a straw, knife, chopstick,  pencil, or 
similar object.  
Put cutouts on cookie sheet and bake 20-minutes in 325-degree oven.  After 
20-minutes, turn oven off, leaving cookies inside oven to continue  the drying 
process. After 1-hour, move cookies to a rack and allow to sit  untouched for 
1-3 days or until completely dry and hard.  
When cookies are dry, spray with clear acrylic paint or brush with  clear 
varnish and allow cookie coating to dry completely.  
DECORATING IDEAS  
Gingerbread cookies can be decorated by children of all ages. You can  change 
the body color of the gingerbread men/women by applying colored  frosting, 
colored glues, and more. Here are some simple ideas to get you  started:  
GLUE  
Gingerbread cookies can be decorated or colored by using household  glue. 
Since no one will be eating the cookies, glue is a cost-effective  alternative to 
using frosting, which often cakes off and doesn't preserve  well. Use glue to 
attach eyes, ears, clothing, and other objects to  gingerbread men and women. 
Glue can also be colored by adding dyes or  paints to the glue and mixing 
well.  
PAINTS  
Acrylic paints can be used in place of frosting or glue to decorate  
ornaments. Children and adults can use paints to add clothing, features,  or body 
parts (such as fingers, toes, eyes, mouths) to ornaments. Paint on  with a paint 
brush or purchase small spray cans of acrylic paints to color  coordinate each 
ornament before adding features.  
CANDY  
RED HOTS can be glued to ornaments and used as eyes, buttons on  clothing, 
noses and more.  
LEMON DROPS make great eyes and buttons, too.  
LICORICE strips torn into thin bands can be glued to the face of the  
ornament to make a smile or frown or other facial expression.  
CHOCOLATE CHIPS can also be used as an easy decoration for gingerbread  men.  
SUGAR SPRINKLES that are colored can be sprinkled over large areas to  color 
in clothing or hair.  
LIFESAVERS add color to wreath shaped cookies.  
HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS  
SMALL BUTTONS make great realistic decorations. Use them to make eyes,  
buttons, or noses.  
RUBBER BANDS (cut in quarters) can be used to make a smile or hair.  
YARN can be added to ornaments to make hair or outline an outfit.  
TIPS AND TRICKS  
Don't limit yourself to making gingerbread men. Use any cookie cutter  shape! 
Stars, houses, animals, even circles and squares make great  ornaments!  
Use the top of a glass to make perfect circle ornaments.  
Gingerbread ornaments can be strung together with garland, string, or  tinsel 
rope.  
Gingerbread men and women can be hung from a window, in hallways, used  as 
wall decorations, on wreaths, on the tree, or anywhere else you want to  add a 
festive feel.  
You can coat cookies with two or more layers of clear acrylic or  varnish to 
help preserve cookies before and after decorating.  
Store cookies in a hard box year round. Wrapping them in paper towels  or 
newspaper and storing in a dry area will help to prevent breakage and  preserve 
quality.   

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