Colorful Dough Ornaments Recipe

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These colorful ornaments are fun to make with children of all ages. Enjoy creating your own family tradition for decorating the tree.
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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 package McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye
  • 1 drinking straw
  • No stick cooking spray
  • 1 roll colorful ribbon (1/8 to 1/4-inch wide)
30 mins
1 hr

1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Mix flour and salt in small bowl. Mix water and drops of food color specified below. Stir into flour mixture. Knead with hands about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and color is well distributed.

2. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a clean surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Transfer to baking sheet.

3. Make a hole in top of ornaments with drinking straw. Spray ornaments with no stick cooking spray to seal in color.

4. Bake 1 hour or allow 2 days to air dry. Insert ribbon through holes and tie to hang.

Ornament Color Mixtures

Blue Ice: 25 blue, 5 red

Cranberry: 60 red, 6 blue

Wintergreen: 28 green, 4 blue

Holly Red: 50 red

Jingle Bell Green: 30 green

Starlight Yellow: 10 yellow

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