December 28, 2014

Delicious treats for glowing trees, this Christmas you can make your own scrumptious decorations for your tree. An old German tradition tells us that immigrants would decorate their trees with cookies of all kinds of shapes and sizes.

You’ll need: 1 L of white flour, 250 mL of salt, 250 mL of water, a rolling pin, cookie cutters, a drinking straw, acrylic craft paints and varnish and pieces of coloured string, yarn or ribbon.

Step 1: Mix the flour and salt in a bowl and add some water then mix with your hands. Keep adding little bits of water until it’s finished and then knead the dough so it feels like clay.

Step 2: Dust some flour onto a table and roll out the dough to less than 0.5cm thick and cut out some shapes.

Step 3: Use the straw to poke a hole at the top of each cookie.

Step 4: Use a spatula to place the cookie on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven at 150°C (300° F) and bake for 40 minutes. Then remove them from the oven.

Step 5: Let the cookie cool completely before painting then add a layer of varnish.

Step 6: Tie your ribbon through the hole and hang up!

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