Thursday, November 15, 2007

Too bad they aren't edible...

because they sure smell good!



Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup school glue such as Elmer's (I used the cheap stuff)

In a large bowl, combine the cinnamon, applesauce, and glue. Knead with your hands until all of the cinnamon is mixed in well. If necessary, add a little water at a time until a nice firm dough is established. Knead until smooth. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and let sit for 30 minutes.

Knead dough again. Roll to 1/4 -1/8 inch thick. Cut out into desired shapes. Make a hole in each ornament with a drinking straw. Place on cookie sheets in an oven preheated to 170 F.

Bake ornaments for one hour. Turn over halfway through the baking time, taking care not to break them.

Allow the ornaments to cool and get hard before trying to attach a hanger.

These ornaments may be painted with acrylic paints, and they smell divine!

14 comments:

Marianna said...

I love these ornaments. We keep ours from year to year and the box smells sooooooo good when we open it up!

Gena said...

Hey, we're making those too! We have mittens, hearts, dog bones (the girls LOVE dogs) and angels. I also bought some of Martha's glitter and I'm going to try to glitter a few of them. Isn't the smell just amazing?

Jodi said...

Love these ... we make them almost every year. I have a darling little camel cookie cutter that always looks so natural in that cinnamon color. We also made a lot of stars one year, used gold paint just around the edges of each star, and tied them with gold ribbon and tiny gold jingle bells. What a great recipe to share ... I hope anybody that hasn't tried making these will do so. Great post, Tracy! :o)

Karen said...

Yep, I love these at Christmas. The whole house smells delicious! I haven't made them in a while. Thanks for reminding me!

Christie Belle said...

We've done some like these before, and they do smell awesome! Makes you want to go make real ones to eat;o)

Sharon said...

We made these a few years ago and they sure smell good!

Kelli said...

Mmm..I can almost smell them right now!!

Kelli

Munkamama said...

we tried this a few years ago but a lot of them cracked...I see your recipe calls for baking in the oven - maybe that's the trick...we just let them air dry. Maybe this year we need to try again...we still have a couple that didn't crack.

nannykim said...

Sounds good--someone at our church made these and what a wonderful smell. I wonder how long they will smell!! It is so humid where I live that they would end up crumbling in a years time, I fear. Hey--I am tagging you, but if you don't have the time don't sweat it--the Nov 15 post on my blog tells what you are supposed to do. ugh

Mommy said...

I have made these before, and they do smell sooooo good! I probably should do these with my girls now. :) Thanks for sharing.

Haus Frau said...

so...am I right to assume that a colony of ants won't overtake my home if I make these? ;o)

your 'cookies' are beautiful, tracy.

do you sleep?!

Lori said...

Very nice ornaments. They do looks so good it would make you wish you could eat them.

Rick said...

Did you try a bite? A little Elmer's won't hurt you.

http://www.organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

HisHappyApple said...

These were wonderful! Thank you for the idea and the recipe.
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/HappyApple/446821/