Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations

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Day 11 – Cook, Craft, Create: December 2012

For day 11 of Cook, Craft, Create: December: 2012 I’ve made some gingerbread Christmas tree decorations. I totally cheated and bought some gingerbread dough to make these, but plan on making a gingerbread house closer to Christmas when I will actually make the dough – so a recipe will be coming then!

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I had bought an assortment of mini cookie cutters – they were about 1″ high – so small and cute!

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Hubby and son got in on the act to make these – in fact, I let them do all the work! After rolling out the dough on a floured surface, my son started to cut out the different shapes.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

After a while, they moved onto bigger cookie cutters!

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

After cutting all the shapes out, we poked a hole through the top (or center) of each cookie using a skewer; this was so that we could thread the gingerbread shapes onto some raffia to hang from our Christmas tree.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

All cooked and ready to thread…

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

…then onto the real pine tree that we bought! I think that they look lovely, and it’s nice to have a traditional tree to go alongside my modern, colourful Christmas tree.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I don’t think we’ve ever made edible decorations for the tree before…not that they will be very fresh by the time Christmas day rolls around mind you! Was a fun little afternoon project for the whole family – I hope you have a go at making your own edible decorations!



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