Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Try It Tuesday~salt dough cut outs!

Hi everyone~so glad to be home and in my own bed!!! We had an awesome time with our kids and loved seeing the countryside and of course going junkin', which we did plenty of.  Today I'm going to show you how to make salt dough cookies.  I'm making these for my girl grands for their Next Generation Dolls {when they want to have a tea party} and need treats.

Recipe is:
1 Cup salt, 2 Cups of flour and 1 cup warm water ~ bake @ 350F for 1 hr.
I used old Hors D'Oeuvre cutters to make the shapes.  I rolled the dough out about 1/8" thick and then used the cutters.  I put holes in them and then ended up not wanting the holes, so I just filled the holes with paint.  If you want the cookies to air dry, that is fine~if you want them to not be brown{like a cookie} cook then at a cooler temp. like 200F.

Here they are right out of the oven~

The paints I used are by Plaid and they have a pointed applicator tip~great for this kind of detail.

I have lots left, so I think I will let them paint some too.  They love any kind of art!!!

I see a tea party in my near future!!! and the dishes are Jadite {a gift from my mom}~Love them!!!!

I hope you enjoyed this~if you are interested, I used to make salt dough pastries and sell them.  If you would like to see some of these creations, let me know and I will follow up with a blog post under this one.  They are fun to make and look pretty on a plate especially during the Holidays.  Have a great day and I'll see ya soon!!!!


  1. ok- that has to be the cutest thing ever!! what a wonderful idea for a tea party!!!!

  2. I wish I had girls to do this with :) I bet we use these for Christmas ornaments!!

  3. I wish I had little girls :) I see this being made into Christmas ornaments!

  4. Adorable! Jadite is getting kind of hard to find around here! I blame Martha Stewart for highlighting it in her Living Mag a couple years ago - LOL

  5. these will definitely win you more "cool" grandmother points, connie. :) i see you snuck a 5 into the batch. :)

  6. Connie - those are just the cutest! Love this idea and perfect. TFS

  7. Oh fun! They would make a great little garland to hang on a tree or decorate a window!

  8. This is a GREAT idea!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeee them!

  9. how adorable and fun and girlie. i wanna eat them.

  10. Glad you're back - welcome home :)

    I remember these salt dough shapes from Christmas years ago! Oh, memories :) How adorable that you made them into tea cookies! SO SWEET!! xo

  11. I remember making these as a child. One year that was all that we had for Christmas tree ornaments! Be careful storing them however because they will mold, in the summer heat! Love Penny


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