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RE: GingerBread Ornie.Recipes


Well that is my fault Kitty.... 

Holli had posted these on another group we both belong too... and I
suggested that she post them here also....

Takes awhile to get all those special things ready for Xmas.... although
I am still on Halloween at the moment.

Donna

> Looks like someone is in the Cmas spirit already!
> Kittty
> 
> -------------- Original message --------------
> 
> > 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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