cinnamon applesauce ornaments

I’ve been making cinnamon applesauce ornaments for years…first with my students when I taught second grade and now with my own daughters.  It is a fun tradition which makes the house smell so good this time of the year!

You just need two ingredients…cinnamon and applesauce, plus cookies cutters and a rolling pin.

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You mix equal parts cinnamon and applesauce.  I usually combine two cups of each.

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Once thoroughly mixed, I shape the dough into a ball.  The dough will be moist.  I sprinkle cinnamon on waxed paper before rolling out the dough to a 1/4-1/2 inch thickness.

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Then using cookie cutters, make shapes in the rolled out dough.  Be sure to poke a small hole in the top of each shape so that you can attach a string or ribbon for hanging…a straw works great for poking holes.

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Continue cutting shapes out of the dough, and place them on a cutting board to dry.

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I allow them to dry for about three full days, turning them over each day.  Once dry, I tied bakers twine through the holes to create a hanger for each ornament.

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We decided this year to hang these on the tree on our sunporch.

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I just love the simplicity of these ornaments on this tree!

 

 

 

 

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