California Vibe Healthy Kids Recipes.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

So… we decided to do something fun this Christmas and make some cookie cutter salt dough ornaments. My husband used to make these when he was a kid, and since hearing about it, my daughter has been asking non-stop to make them. So I finally said, Yes, LET’S. Cookie cutter salt dough ornaments it is. And so we did.¬†
Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

The recipe is actually quite simple. It only requires 3 ingredients. Flour. Salt. And water.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

And once all kneaded, all you have to do is roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut out fun shapes. Don’t forget to poke a hole in the top to put a ribbon or string through. We used a clear fishing line, so it was ok for it to be this tiny. We ended up just using the tip of a pencil.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

Then we took our fine tipped paintbrushes and went to work! That’s after baking it for a couple hours, of course.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

They turned out super cute. And my daughter had a lot of fun with it. She actually started molding her own things out of the dough, because like I said, she’s way more creative than me, and even made my husband and I, a little heart with key. She said as a replacement for our heart and key, keychains she misplaced last year. *clutching my heart at how sweet that was. She even put it into a box and wrapped it up nicely for our Christmas gifts.Christmas Salt dough ornaments

I didn’t bother coating these with varnish or anything, mainly because we didn’t have any. So they won’t last forever. But if you want to have it last for a long time, I do believe you need to give it a few coats of non-toxic, acrylic varnish. I actually followed the recipe from and she gives detailed instructions on how you can do that.

There’s still a few more days until Christmas, guys! I suggest giving these a try! It’s so fun to do with your little ones, and although, not edible like yummy Christmas cookies, at least it’s fun to look at. Right? Ok, I’d rather be eating cookies, too. AND these peppermint bark-ies. BUT —

(for your convenience affiliate link:)

Anyway, here are some items you will need to make Christmas cookie cutter salt dough ornaments:

Christmas cookie cutters
Mixing Bowl – these are my fave
Rolling Pin
Acrylic Paint 
Paintbrush – these are great for kids
Clear Fishing Line or Ribbon

Salt Dough Ornament Recipe


  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl, starting with the flour and salt and then water. Mix well.
  3. Dust surface with flour and knead until the dough is not sticky and easily rollable.
  4. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Cut out with cookie cutters. Or mold into desired shapes.
  6. Lay on a clean no grease cookie sheet. Poke small hole on top of ornament.
  7. Bake in the oven for approximately 2 hours until completely dry.
  8. Once cool, paint and decorate!
  9. Once dried, thread a clear fishing line or ribbon through the hole and hang up on tree!

*recipe adapted from

Have Fun! Only a few more days until Christmas!!!

And make sure to keep up with me on Instagram for all the latest! There’s always something fun going on around here!

1 thought on “Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments”

Leave a Reply