I never made these cinnamon ornaments as a kid, but it's never too late to do what you missed out on. One day, I will own a Mr. Potato Head.
The most notable thing about this little craft project is not how they look, but how they smell. Which is amazing in case you were wondering. Even though these ornaments are a new thing I'm doing, the smell of warm spices instantly equals Christmas for me.
Did you see that this only has two ingredients? TWO! Heck, you don't even need cookie cutters, because cutting these into squares will still fill your kitchen with magical holiday sensations ... because of the cinnamon smell ... not from all that spiked apple cider you've been drinking.
Happy holidays my friends,
Makes about 10 ornaments.
3/4 cup applesauce
10 TBSP ground cinnamon
- Slowly combine the applesauce and cinnamon powder. Mix together until you form a dough.
- Flatten the dough to about 1/4", in between two sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Carefully remove the extra dough around shapes. Take all of the excess and repeat the rolling/cutting process until there's no more dough left. Then use a straw to cut out holes on top of the ornaments for the string to go through.
- Bake at 200F for about two and a half hours. Let completely cool, then tie string through the precut hole to hang.