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.
You mix equal parts cinnamon and applesauce. I usually combine two cups of each.
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.
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.
Continue cutting shapes out of the dough, and place them on a cutting board to dry.
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.
We decided this year to hang these on the tree on our sunporch.
I just love the simplicity of these ornaments on this tree!