Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon (Aldi - 99 cents)
3/4 cup applesauce (Aldi - $1.39/jar - will make 2+ batches)

After mixing with a spoon or fork, you may need to mix with your hands to incorporate all the cinnamon.  Work with about a 1/3 of the dough at a time, rolling it out between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.  Cut with cookie cutters.  If you want a hole to create an ornament, use a straw before baking or drying.  I made these to add to pine cones, dried oranges, and dried pomegranates in bowls, but will be making more for a small tree.  For those, I'm going to poke a loop of wire into the top for hanging.   Bake at 200 for 1-2 hours, or let dry on on racks for 4 days.  I like mine plain, but you could paint them once they're dry.

You can store these in a plastic bag or tin for use next year.  My mom has a set of gingerbread men that she made 20 years ago, so they'll last a long time!

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