Monday, August 3, 2009

Dough for Cookie Cutter Decorations

1 cup cornstarch
2 cups baking soda
1-1/4 cups cold water

Combine dry ingredients in a saucepan. Gradually add water until the mixture is smooth. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches a moist, mashed potato consistency. Turn onto a plate and cover with a damp cloth. When it is cool enough to handle, knead the dough.

Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut shapes with cookie cutters. Dip the cutters in baking soda and shake before cutting.

If you plan to hang the decorations, pierce a hole with a hollow coffee stirrer or a soda straw before they dry. Allow the dough shapes to dry for several days at room temperature on a cooling rack. They can be painted with markers or paint.

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