Thursday, November 29, 2012

Applesauce Spice Christmas Ornaments



I saw the idea for these ornaments on Pinterest and right away thought it would be a great project for the girls to do this Christmas. The other day we got the very first snowfall of the season and so it was the PERFECT morning to make our house smell glorious making these adorable, cinnamon decorations.

    All you will need are:
  • 1 cup of applesauce
  • 1  1/4 cup of cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp. ground nutmeg
  • cookie cutters
  • plastic straw
  • yarn

Pour all ingredients into a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. You may need to take off your rings and knead with your hands. Just like sugar cookies, if the dough feels sticky, add more cinnamon, if it feels too dry add some more applesauce.


Sprinkle some cinnamon on a clean surface.


Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.

                                       
Press cookie cutters firmly into the dough.

                                   
Place shapes onto a cookie pan with either a sil mat or parchment paper. Using a plastic straw, poke holes into the top center of each shape.

                                    
Bake at 225 degrees for 2 hours or until rock hard. Then let them completely cool.

                                       
We were able to make about 40 ornaments! If you don't want to make so many, then simply half the recipe above.

We tied red and green yarn through the hole to hang them on the tree. On some we even added tiny jingle bells.

                                        
Easy peasy, right?! My girls and I had a blast making them as the snow was falling outside.  We hung some on the tree and have the rest hanging by the front door. Any visitor to our house gets to take one home as a keepsake.

                                                 

What a great way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year.

**Just a note to remind you that these are NOT edible. So as much as you may want to, do NOT eat these. Go find yourself another snack.**

                                     

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