Play: Leaf Magnets
In my quest to find out of the ordinary things to do for Thanksgiving, I came across the following picture on Pinterest.
Now the picture didn’t have any link to how to make these cookies, but I was pretty sure I could figure out the method.
So first you make the dough. You can use your favorite salt dough recipe, or follow the one below.
Basic Salt Dough
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup flour
Mix and knead until smooth.
Then I divided my dough into four sections and colored them with liquid food coloring drops in the colors of red, yellow, orange, and green.
Then, I took each color blob and broke it into smaller pieces and randomly scattered them around my workspace. I smooshed them together and rolled the blob together.
Then, I thought I had leaf cookie cutters. Wrong. Didn’t have them. So I decided to freehand it. I just took a knife and cut out leaf shapes. I’ll have to put leaf cookie cutters on my Christmas list because I think it would have looked a little crisper if they had been punched out with cookie cutters. But I don’t think I did such a bad job freehanding it. 🙂
I added “veins” to add to their leafness.
Then I baked them at 225 degrees F for about 2 hours. Just bake until they are hard.
Once they are cooled, I attached magnets to the back. I had a roll of self-adhesive magnets, so that is what I used. The magnets stuck with no problem.
And then I adorned our fridge. Hooray for fall/Thanksgiving fridge decorations!
P.S. I still totally want to make sugar cookies like this. It’s on the list.