I love making ornaments for our Christmas tree. I think the best ornaments are the rustic ones with special meaning. I am making it a new tradition to make some kind of ornament each year with my kids! This year I chose to make cinnamon applesauce ornaments like I remember making as a kid.
Here is what you will need:
1 cup of applesauce
1 1/2 cups cinnamon (I ended up adding more until a stiff dough formed)
Various mini cookie cutters - I used a star, heart, tree & gingerbread man.
Diamond tip reamer (for making holes bigger when they come out of the oven)
Sprinkle some cinnamon on your counter top and roll your dough to approximately 1/4″ thick. Make sure to use enough cinnamon so you don't have a sticky mess on your hands, and counter, and rolling pin!
Use your cookie cutters and cut out the shapes & place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Use a tooth pick to make holes in the tops for hanging.
Bake at 200 degrees F for 1.5-2 hours until they are hardened. Let them cool overnight.
When mine were dry, I could not get the twine through the hole, so I used my diamond tip reamer to carefully make the holes a little bigger.
I chose to use my solid red twine to hang my little guys from!
I love how these turned out! And they smell wonderful!! I am going to be hanging them on my little "kitchen tree" along with all my spoon ornaments!
Do you make your own Christmas ornaments? Leave a comment, I would love more ideas!