Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments | Polk County Moms
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Ornaments and garland

There is something simple and fun about making salt dough ornaments. We make them every year. This year we are making Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments using spices and Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments using fragrance oils from Amazon.

I wanted a stronger smelling dough. I used fragrance oils instead of essential oils or cooking spices. While spices would have made the dough edible it still wasn’t a strong scent. You could easily use both the spices and the fragrance oils or play around with ratio. 

1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon allspice
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon clove
A pinch of ground black pepper
1/2 to 3/4 cup of water

*fragrance oils used Laguna Moon Fragrance Oils Autumn Breeze


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together
  3. Add 1/4 cup of water, stir and add 1/4 cup more water. Here is where you really need to pay attention. You need to add water as needed. So many things will factor in how much water is needed. I used 3/4 cups for our batch. However, I have made it before and only needed 1/2 cup of water.
  4. Roll out the dough to your desired thickness. I aim for 1/4 inch thickness as it bakes faster.
  5. Cut out shapes. Use a straw to make holes so you can hang them
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Pull them out and let them cool.

You can either hang them up as is or decorate them with paint. 

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