Today, I’m sharing baking soda dough gingerbread ornaments! These ornaments are made using my Baking Soda Dough Recipe with the addition of cinnamon and puff paint to decorate!

Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments
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Baking Soda Dough Gingerbread Ornaments

Ever since I made baking soda dough, I’ve been hooked. It’s such an easy dough to make and by adding a few tablespoons of cinnamon, it turns into the perfect baking soda gingerbread dough.


How to Make the Baking Soda Dough Gingerbread Ornaments

Make the Gingerbread Baking Soda Dough

baking soda gingerbread dough recipe

Step 1. Make the baking soda dough recipe and add at least 4T. of cinnamon. Add another tablespoon if you want the dough darker. It will become lumpy and the cinnamon/baking soda will look like it’s sticking and burning on the bottom pot, but don’t worry. As soon as the dough starts to come together (it may be a little sticky), scoop it onto the Silicone Baking Mat to cool. When it is just cool enough to handle, start to knead the dough to smooth out the clumps of cinnamon.

Creating Gingerbread Ornament Shapes

Rolling Baking Soda Ginger Dough

Step 2. Roll the dough to about 1/4″ thick. Cut out shapes. Cut off the end of a paperclip and insert into the top of each shape or use a straw/skewer to make a hole in the top of each shape.

Tip: If the dough edges are drying out, knead the dough again. Also, put a damp cloth over cut-out shapes to prevent cracking.

Baking the Ornaments


Step 3. Place cut-outs on a pan with parchment paper or Silpat. Bake at 200°F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the ornaments are solid and hard (it can take up to 3-4 hours).

Tip: If you see a crack in the dough, knead it out again and re-cut. Even if you smooth out the crack with water, it WILL show up after baking. If needed, use a fine grit sandpaper to smooth out rough edges.

How to Make Baking Soda Gingerbread Snowman Ornament

Baking Soda Gingerbread Snowman

Use black puff paint and outline the hat. Sprinkle black glitter over the paint and shake off excess. Let this dry for about an hour. Next, outline and fill in the snowman shape with white puff paint (I used gallery glass). Sprinkle white glitter over the paint, shake off the excess and let dry for an hour. Add black buttons with black puff paint and let dry. For the scarf, I cut off the edge off a pom-pom ribbon and glued it on the snowman neck.

Gingerbread Man Ornament

Baking Soda Gingerbread Man Ornaments

Outline the gingerbread men with white puff paint (I used gallery glass), sprinkle with white glitter, shake off excess and let dry. Use black puff paint to buttons, sprinkle with black glitter and shake off excess. Add a bow tie and eyes with black puff paint. Last, add a mouth with red puff paint and let the entire piece dry.

Baking Soda Gingerbread Stocking Ornaments

Baking Soda Gingerbread Stocking Ornaments

Outline and fill the top of the stockings with white gallery glass, sprinkle with white glitter, shake off excess and let dry. Outline and fill in the remaining portion of the stockings with red puff paint, sprinkle with red glitter, shake off excess and let dry. Leave the ornament as-is or decorate more. Other options would be to create words, add dots, or patterns onto each stocking.

Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments

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  1. Erlene! I m so very glad to have found your Pinterest adventures, they are so fun to try out at home, these gingerbread ornaments are so cute! Can’t wait to make my own this Holiday season! All the love from Nepal! xoxo

  2. Very cute. I have made baking soda dough ornaments many times but I never thought to add cinnamon to make it brown (I bet it smells nice too!). Pinned.

  3. Wow! I am seriously in love with these! You did such an amazing job. They look just like cookies (only better because there’s glitter involved). I am definitely making these for my tree this year.

  4. Just in time for afternoon tea – I wish. These are soooo adorable and will fool everyone on Christmas Day. So easy on the budget as well as easy to make – gotta love that.

  5. Good Golly Miss Molly. Looks really nice. Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc. A life changing exp. 🙂

  6. I have only ever made salt dough ornaments with the kids for Christmas, but never heard of baking soda dough. This is a must try! It looks so much smoother than the dough we made & love the gingerbread color!

  7. These are so cool! I love them! They look so real! I could have never guessed they were made with baking soda! I am going to add this to the list of projects to do with the kids. It will be so fun!

  8. Are you supposed to want to eat your decorations? LOL. Because i am hungry after looking at the pictures. In all seriousness, the ornaments are so so cool and very creative! 🙂

  9. Ahh, the snowmen are my favorite! I tried to make homemade ornaments a couple of years ago and failed miserably. Yours look perfect, I think it’s worth another shot and a super fun activity to do with my nieces and nephews!

  10. This is the perfect idea for a craft to do with my grands this year! One of our traditions is to make something together–sometimes food, sometimes a cute craft. ***Pinned.

  11. These are so cute! My family likes to have new ornaments each year for each person so this is such a good idea for us, thank you!

  12. Nice to see creative hand-made ornaments! It’s a good idea to use glitter and/or seal them with clear glaze, because they look tasty enough to eat!

  13. I just realized that I’ve never done this with my kids!! I have so many great memories of doing this with my mom – on my to-do list this year!

  14. The Gingerbread Ornaments are cute. My girls like to make gingerbread houses every year. We may make little men to go with it this year.

  15. We tried these one year, ended up storing the ornaments and tree in the shed and the mice found them! Yours turned out beautiful ours not so good.

    1. Oh no. I’ve had mine regular baking soda creations for a few years already with no issues. Too bad the mice got to yours 🙁 Was there any type of applesauce or sweet food item added to the recipe? I’ve seen cinnamon dough made with applesauce, but I was afraid of how it would hold up.

  16. These are so so cute!!! I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen Gallery Glass, but I think I “need” some of that! Great project. I have to try it with my niece.

  17. adorable!
    We’ve tried several different dough ornament recipes over the years, but not this one. We just might bake up a batch to decorate Christmas packages this year. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Aaack! Reminds me of the gingerbread ornaments I made with my mom and brother as a child. This is a great recipe to make ornaments with my grandson in a few weeks.

  19. Your handmade ornaments are so cute and look good enough to eat! You really have a steady hand they turned out perfect!
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

  20. So cute! These ornaments remind me of the tree my mom would have us do every year – an all edible tree! I’d love to do this!