DIY Christmas Recipe Ornament Keepsakes


DIY Christmas Recipe Ornament Keepsakes

Hello my friends this month for Home for Holidays, I am sharing a great DIY Christmas Recipe Ornament Keepsakes, perfect for your kitchen decor or tree.


This year, if you have seen my entire Christmas Holiday Home Tour, you know that all my trees were themed on favorite childhood toys from Christmas. My kitchen tree was inspired by my Easy Bake Oven, and all of those creations I concocted inside and feed to my father. Can you say diabetus? Easy Bake Betty Crocker JENRON DESIGNSWell here is my interpretation of Ms. Betty Crocker herself, adorned with my mama’s vintage cookie cutters, circa 1960. While I do still use them, I thought it was so much fun to pay homage to all the fantastic memories we all created with them over the years and seeing them all season was the best way to do so. Recipes on Spoons JENRON DESIGNS

Here is my families soft Gingerbread Cookie recipe to share:


Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 111kcal
Author Jennifer


  • Kitchen Aid Bowl Mixer
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Flour Sifter
  • Cookie Sheet


  • 3/4 cup Butter soften
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dark Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour Sifted
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • Sugars or Frosting Decorating at End- Optional


  • In a mixer cream together butter and sugar until until it is light yellow and fluffy.
  • Add in egg and molasses, continue to mix at low speed.
  • Combine the sifted flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; slowly add into the mixture at low speed and mix well.
  • Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° until lightly browned, approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on wire racks.

I also thought it would be really cute to add in some of our favorite retro cookie recipes and few of the special dessert pies as well to this tree. I decided to order up a set of wooden spoons to create these sweet little DIY Christmas Recipe Ornament Keepsakes. I also found a few pre-made cutting board decorations at Hobby Lobby, which worked great for the larger recipes I wanted to keep on the original cards.Chess Pie Recipe JENRON DESIGNSEASY DIY STEPS FOR SPOON ORNAMENTS:

To make the ornaments, first order you a bulk set of plain wooden spoon like these from Amazon, 2 day prime gets them here in no time! I also found these cute little cutting board decorations at Hobby Lobby this season, which were perfect for this DIY. Wooden Spoons JENRON DESIGNSDrill a small hole into the end of the spoon if you plan on hanging them. I ended up twisting them into the branches, but they are cute either way. Drill Hole In Spoons JENRON DESIGNSNext, paint your spoons with the paint color or your choice. I ended up choosing 3 colors for a holiday variation of white, red, and icy farmhouse blue. Paint Wooden Spoons JENRON DESIGNSWhile your paint is drying, go ahead and gather your vintage recipes and shrink them down to size using a copy machine. This will allow you to fit them onto spoons and boards without destroying the originals. Gather Old Vintage Family Recipes JENRON DESIGNSI cut out all the cookie recipes for the spoons, particularly the drop style cookies since you would use a spoon. I thought that was just a cute idea. They all fit perfectly as you see, just a little rounding of the corners and trimming. Shrink To Size JENRON DESIGNSThen I coated all the recipes with two coats of Mod Podge and allowed them to dry. I used the more elaborate recipes for desserts and pies on the cutting boards, since some had pictures that went with the recipes. I even used one of our family favorites, which we always make for Christmas, the famous Chess Pie which was my Grandma’s recipe. While this is not the original recipe, which is on an envelope written by my grandma, that one is under glass in a shadow box. This one is another well-worn copy I typed up years ago, so I did not feel bad about cutting it up. DIY Recipe Ornaments JENRON DESIGNSTo finish off this tree I added in my mom’s vintage cookie cutters from the 1960’s. These always remind me of creating holiday memories in the kitchen with my mom, as we made cookies for Santa. I just tied them up with a shoestring ribbon and they were the perfect ornament add on. You could even add in some varnished gingerbread cookies that you made yourself fresh for the season too. Kitchen Tree JENRON DESIGNS

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  1. Emily Baker

    5 stars
    This is such a charming tree – I love all of the details that you put into it – the wooden spoons were brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    This is the cutest idea, Jen! I love me some gingerbread men 🥰

  3. 5 stars
    Jen this is such an adorable tree! I have a kitchen themed tree, and now I really want to add some of those spoons!

  4. 5 stars
    OMG these look so cute! The little gingerbread man is adorable

  5. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness this is so cute. What a great way to remember recipes from years past as the years go on!

  6. 5 stars
    What a wonderful DIY gift! I love that it’s a great way to also hand down recipes.

  7. Tish

    5 stars
    I love this idea so much! Great gift for the holidays!

  8. 5 stars
    It’s stunning and your recipe so mouth watering! Happy holidays to you and yours!

  9. Jasmine Martin

    5 stars
    This DIY Christmas idea is awesome. I am going to try making this for myself this year.

  10. Shar

    5 stars
    I enjoyed your article with interesting photos! The DIY idea is original and creative… definitely not a common thing to have for Christmas.

  11. Karletta

    5 stars
    Wonderful. You create magic in every moment. Love these ornaments.

  12. 5 stars
    Great idea – not only for home but also at schools with children. Happy Holidays to you!

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