Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

  • cinnamon
  • applesauce
  • glue
  • bowl 
  • spoon
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters
  • plastic drinking straw 
  • spatula
  • cookie sheet
  • ribbon or yarn for hanging
  • scissors
  1. Preheat oven to about 175 degrees. Note: Only adults should use the oven.
  2. In a bowl, mix equal parts cinnamon and applesauce. Tip: If it appears too runny, add more cinnamon.
  3. Add a bit of glue. Tip: We used white glue, but you could try glitter glue for sparkly ornaments.
  4. Knead dough into a ball, and then roll it out until it is about 1/4" thick.
  5. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Mia made a bell and Logan made a tree.
  6. Use a plastic straw to punch holes in the top of each shape so that they can be hung later. Tip: If you don't have a straw, just poke a hole with a pencil or other pointed object, just make sure it is big enough since it may shrink a bit as the ornament bakes.
  7. Using a spatula, slide ornaments onto cookie sheet and bake for about 1 hour. 
  8. Carefully remove ornaments from oven and allow to cool. Tip: Ornaments may need additional time to air dry, so I would recommend setting them in a safe place for 1-2 days before hanging.
  9. Once ornaments are firm, cut a length of ribbon or yarn, thread it through, tie a knot, and your ornament is now ready to display. These ornaments smell great and would make nice gifts for grandparents.

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