Cinnamon/Applesauce Christmas Ornaments

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    There is something magical about the smell of cinnamon during the holidays that seems to put everyone in the holiday "mood".
    Give these a try! Have fun making them with the kids!! [​IMG]

    1 cup ground cinnamon
    3/4 cup applesauce
    1 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
    1 teaspoon nutmeg powder (optional)
    Wax paper
    Straw
    Yarn, ribbon, strips of fabric, fishing line, etc,... (something to hang ornaments with)

    Slowly mix together the applesauce and cinnamon (include cloves and nutmeg if you wish), until you have a soft dough.
    Sprinkle cinnamon on wax paper and knead the dough on this surface until it is easy to work with.
    Sprinkle surface and dough with more cinnamon and roll out dough to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch.
    Cut into shapes or use cookie cuters. use a straw to poke a hole for hanging.
    To dry, gently place ornaments on a cooling rack for 2-3 days, turning a few times a day.
    For faster drying, place ornaments on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 2 1/2 hours and then use a spatula to transfer to a rack to cool.

    Have fun! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  2. Turken Lover9847

    Turken Lover9847 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I made these last year as gifts and they went moldy . [​IMG]
     
  3. geckomama

    geckomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma used to make these with us.......and I have made them with my kids for years! Smell yummilicious!!!!
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That is so cool. Thanks!!!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Ahh darn! Maybe they didnt dry enough?? [​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Homemade playdoh can spoil if it is not mixed right. Just sayin.
     
  7. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Oooh, we made these this year. [​IMG] They're not much to look at, but they smell sooo good! [​IMG]
     

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