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Re: GingerBread Ornie.Recipes


There's no "fault" in it.  I was just chuckling because there's a 1/2
life-size Frankenstein singing Michael Jackson's Thriller / Monster Mash /
Born To Be Wild 40 feet from my desk all day, every day and I'm worried
who's going to be singing what to me on November 1.
Have you started unpacking Dept 56 yet?

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna"

> 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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