Friday, December 5, 2008

Cinnamon- Sugar Stars

I've always loved looking at Christmas trees that have gourmet additions like strands of popcorn & cranberries. We've never done that sort of thing, but this year I opted to try a cookie ornament for our tree: Cinnamon- Sugar Stars.

This cinnamon-tainted dough is rolled out and stamped with stars. Use a straw to poke holes in the top of the stars for easy ribbon stringing.

A light coat of egg white is brushed onto each cut-out cookie. It acts as the 'glue' that will hold on the cinnamon-sugar sprinkle.

The stars are baked 'till a golden brown.

Festive ribbon is strung through each cookie to create ornaments.

If you don't wish to put them on your big tree, consider putting together a miniature tree with cookie ornaments to keep in your kitchen. Be careful if you have dogs or other creatures that might find these delicious!

This recipe can be found HERE.

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31 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow they look so beautiful hanging like that.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Oh, my nieces would adore these star cookie ornaments. I'm sending it to my sister-in-law. Thanks!

Dawn said...

How pretty. I can't even find time to buy a tree and here you are making your own decorations by hand. I admire that!

~~louise~~ said...

When I learn how to bake, cut out cookies will be my choice for Christmas. These look so pretty. I bet they taste good too! Thanks for sharing, Lori...

lisaiscooking said...

So pretty! And, the cinnamon sugar coating sounds great.

Medena said...

Beautiful! I love this!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I know who the critter would be in my house - my favorite guy!

Your stars are grand.

Lori said...

So cute! I've made some cinnamon spice ones before that are darker. These are cute and would really be a great addition on the tree with the other ones I make. Thanks!

Maria said...

I love the hanging stars!

Reeni said...

Those are so pretty and yummy too!

nicisme said...

Those cookies are beautiful!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Lori, I swear you must live in your kitchen. All these magnificent recipes are amazing. I love these cinnamon stars.

silverdot said...

Those are beautiful!

noble pig said...

Funny I was thinking about dogs knocking the tree down to get at these! The checker at my grocery store just told me her lab crashed down the whole tree in the middle of the night to eat all the candy canes on the tree!

These are so,so cute.

Bunny said...

I can see this hanging on a tree, the'd be so pretty!

Patsyk said...

You are amazing! Those cookie ornaments are so adorable! I know several people who would enjoy them.

Debbie said...

What a great post! I love the idea of this...TFS!

Hopie said...

I agree about gourmet additions to a try. I love the festiveness of it all and how food is a part of that festivity. Star cookie ornaments is a great idea and yours are beautiful!

VeggieGirl said...

EDIBLE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS?!?!??! I'm all over that!! :-D

Nina Timm said...

My concern is not the dogs or cats but dad and the kiddies with picky little fingers....

Stacey Snacks said...

RG,
Have you been moonlighting in a bakery?
Your cookies are so professional and gorgeous!
Stacey Snacks

alexandra's kitchen said...

Martha Stewart, I mean RecipeGirl, these are darling! So beautiful. How did you have the restraint to not eat them all? They look beautiful and festive.

Deborah said...

these are too cute!! I made cinnamon ornaments several years ago that I still use sometimes. I love how it makes your house smell so good, too!

Rachelle said...

Hi, yes I'm in SD also (we may have mentioned it before?). I know of a few other food bloggers and will have to check out your list for more of us :)

I was thinking of making some "cookie" ornaments this yr too, these look yummy enough to eat!
11 yrs ago, I made strands of popcorn (I would come home from work and strand some each night) and I still have & use them today! I am amazed they've lasted so long and through so many moves.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I've been checking out all your cookies! Wow, you have some good ones, and they all look great Lori! Nice job!!!

Lori Lynn said...

Ah, yea, Wilson would find those very much to his liking. Very cute however. For those without pets, a darling idea!

Chocolate Shavings said...

That's a great idea and the starts look beautiful. How long will my tree stay decorated if I put those up though..?

Helen said...

I made some of these last year but my dog ate them! haha

taste memory said...

what a deliciously pretty idea! i luv that - thanks for sharing this; will most likely attempt this with the kiddos ;-)

Juliet said...

So pretty! I love the idea of edibles on the tree.

Grace said...

how lovely! i'll be honest--it'd be very difficult for me to handle these and hang them onto a tree without taking a bite out of each one... :)