Easy Cinnamon Scented Christmas Ornaments

I tried this recipe and it is easier to make than real edible cookies!  It took me 10 mins to mix up a batch and then cut out shapes and leave to dry for a few days.  The dough is easy to work with and rolls out nicely with a rolling pin.  Great for making homemade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts!

Ingredients:

1 cup Cinnamon (Buy large containers at BJ’s)

1 tablespoon Ground Cloves

1 tablespoon Ground Nutmeg

3/4 cup Applesauce

2 tablespoons Elmer’s Glue – All Purpose

Waxed paper; parchment paper; cookie cutters, cookies sheets, plastic straw or toothpick.

In medium bowl, stir together the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.  Mix in the applesauce and glue.  Work the mixture with your hands 2-3 mins. to form a ball.  If mixture is too wet, add more cinnamon.  If mixture is too dry, add more applesauce.

Lay out about 2 ft waxed paper and tape to counter (avoid staining counter).  Lightly dust the waxed paper surface with cinnamon.  Roll out dough 1/4 – 1/2 inch thickness with rolling pin.  (I went thicker to prevent the risk of ornaments breaking).  Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and use the plastic straw or toothpick to place a hole in the top of each cookie ornament to allow a ribbon to be threaded through later after the cookie is dry.

Dry in slow oven 200 degrees for several hours, or air dry in a sunny spot for 4 -5 days.  Gently flip them when they are about half-way dry so that they do not curl up on one side.  When dry, decorate and hang on tree.  They smell wonderful!

Kristie

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One Response to “Easy Cinnamon Scented Christmas Ornaments”

  1. Pam Belanger Says:

    Gee, Kristie, you are just Martha Stewart this week. I think I want to try this. I’ll send this recipe to my daughter, too.
    Pam

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