Monday, December 10, 2012

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

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
Cookie cutters 

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, 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.

Our hearts are filled with comfort and joy from the memories these old fashion cinnamon applesauce ornaments bring. Do they hold fond memories for you as well, of days gone by? Lets keep those memories alive or start a new tradition.  We truly hope you have enjoyed our five days of  handmade, homemade Christmas ornaments.
                                                              Be inspired, get creative!

                             ~Joyeux Noel!~

Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding,
But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:24

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  1. I made these years ago. Thanks for the reminder, but the recipe seems to have a box with some type of pattern that is preventing me from seeing the recipe. I would love to make these again!


    1. Thank you Debi. I went back thru the post and did not see anything blocking the recipe. Not sure what you are seeing. Sorry.

  2. I bet they smell so good. This on my list of things to do this year, and I'm so excited about it!