These cookies are strictly for decorating only. They have a high amount of salt and should not be consumed.
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water, stirring with a large spoon. Finish mixing with hands. Knead until soft and pliable.
Roll out on floured surface about 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. With a toothpick make a hole in the top of the ornament for threading string. Bake at
until hard, about 1 hour. Decorate with paint and varnish to preserve.