My "kitchen tree" (a 30" tall tree) has many cinnamon "gingerbread men" (and ladies) along with other kitchen-related ornaments. We used this recipe, and placed whole cloves for eyes and buttons before baking. Once dried, we decorated them with white fabric paint to outline them, give them pants, fancy skirts, etc. They get stored in between layers of tissue paper in a cookie tin, and they've held up for several years, and still have a good amount of scent left in them.
Jill, great idea! I didn't do it last year, but I'll have to try it this year. Reading about Terry's experience made me want to do it...and with my DD coming home for Christmas this would be such fun!
Thanks , guys!
My mom still has the cinnamon ornaments we made 22 years ago. My stepdaughter made one with black pepper when we ran out of cinnamon. She called it "The Sneezer". : - )
A very worthwhile project. Thanks for the reminder!