Saturday, November 7, 2009

Time For Playing With Dough!

We're already well into the busy season with Thanksgiving coming soon then Christmas following shortly after. So let's get busy making some nice Cinnamon Dough ornies and Dirty Fruits! Remember, you can use the Prim Shapes for making prim dough ornies and these are adorable any time of year! First, we'll start with the basic Cinnamon Dough'll need:

1/2 cup of ground cinnamon
1/3 cup of applesauce
1 tablespoon of  Tacky glue
wax paper
extra ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
rolling pin
cookie cutters or shapes
drinking straw
small sticks (real ones)

Mix it all up well and form into a ball. Mix up the extra spices in a zip lock bag and sprinkle some on a piece of wax paper. Place your cinn dough ball on top and sprinkle a little on top of dough ball. Using your rolling pin roll out dough to about 1/4 thickness. If using cookie cutters start cutting out your pieces. If using shapes, trace around shapes with a knife. When done getting all the shapes you can from your rolled out dough, carefully lift them up and place on a piece of wax paper. Use your drinking straw to make holes in the shapes for hanging ornies after they're dried. You can dry your cinn dough ornies in an oven at 225-250 degree with door ajar or leave them lay on the wax paper for a couple days. Either drying method you must turn the shapes about every 5-15 minutes for the first 2 hrs to prevent curling. After the first 2 hrs continue to turn but not that frequent, about every hour or 2. These smell awesome, don't they! Now let's make another batch of cinn dough using the same method and roll it out. Using small sticks for stems, start wrapping foil around the stick and shape into pears or apples, (your choice here). You can refer to the pics below. With a plastic knife, cut out a piece of cinn dough, enough to cover the foil pear or apple. Place foil pear or apple on center of cinn dough piece and start wrapping the dough around the shape from bottom up to stem. As the top on the pears get more narrow you can pinch off the extra dough and put back with your batch. Cover them well enough so no foil is showing. When finished making all your pears or apples you can dry them the same as the ornies above. As you can see in the pic I baked mine and you have to turn them too so you'll have even drying on all sides and bottom. Once dry you can use the spice mix you made to grungy them up. You can display as is or you have the option of dipping them in wax. Sorry, but wax dipping will have to be in another tut at a later time.



  1. OMG!!!! They look just terrific... TFS this great tut!

  2. Hi Mary and thanks! These look soooo good dipped in wax! Will try to post pics of that later.