Something old fashioned. Are you carrying on some of the traditions of an old fashioned Christmas for your family? Maybe something as simple, but so memorable, as baking Christmas cookies and not just any kind of cookies, but ones set aside specifically and especially for Christmas.
We have fond memories like that.
We also have fond memories of cinnamon applesauce cookie ornaments hung on the tree.
Christmas Ornament Number Five
Recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
2 cups applesauce
2 cups cinnamon
How to make cinnamon applesauce ornaments
Mix together cinnamon and apple sauce until it makes a dough. The dough will be brown in color and be relatively thick like regular cookie dough.
Lightly sprinkle a flat surface with cinnamon to prevent dough from sticking. Knead dough until you have a firm, pasty consistency.
Roll out your dough to at least 3/8 inch thickness.
Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
With a pencil end, poke a hole near the top of each shape. (Make sure the hole is not too close to the edge, and is large enough to insert a ribbon when dry.)
Drying: Bake on baking sheet in 150°F oven for 3-5 hours, or air dry for 2 days. When air-drying, be sure to turn over a few times every day for a more even finish.
Notes: If you think the dough is too sticky add some more cinnamon or a little flour and knead the dough. If too dry, try adding a little more applesauce and knead the dough.
Add a decorative ribbon for hanging.
Oh the glorious smell of cinnamon!
Share the love of cinnamon applesauce with others. Here is a simple but festive way to package these ornaments as a gift for someone....family, friend, neighbor, teacher.
Use glassine bags and Washi tape to decorate your bags.
Don't forget a little Washi tape on the back!
They bring an old fashion touch to the Christmas tree.
Be inspired, get creative!
Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding,
But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.