{homemade cinnamon ornaments}
Author: Simply Kierste
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 2 hours 30 mins
Total time: 2 hours 50 mins
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 c. + 2 T. cinnamon (1 bottle-4.12 ounces) McCormick┬« Cinnamon, Ground)
  • Supplies needed:
  • Cookie cutters
  • Drinking straw
  • Ribbon or Twine
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200┬░F. Mix applesauce and cinnamon in small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. (You may need use your hands to incorporate all of the cinnamon.) *I ended up adding a little more applesauce--mine was still a little crumbly. Using about ¼ of the dough at a time, roll dough to ¼-inch to ⅓-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap. Cut dough into desired shapes with 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. Make a hole at top of ornament with drinking straw. Place ornaments on baking sheet. *I covered my sheet with parchment first.
  2. Bake 2½ hours. Cool ornaments on wire rack. (Or, to dry ornaments at room temperature, carefully place them on wire rack. Let stand 1 to 2 days or until thoroughly dry, turning occasionally.)
  3. Insert ribbon (I used bakers twine!) through holes and tie to hang on your tree!
Notes
DO NOT EAT!!!
Recipe by Simply Kierste at http://simplykierste.com/2012/11/handmade-cinnamon-ornaments.html